Life of people and developmental efforts in Kharkov, Ukranian Soviet Socialist Republic. Farms and a railroad track. A railroad train underway on tracks. Civilians milling about on a street. Exteriors of a university building. A large electrical equipment factory. Men stand outside the factory. Numerous buildings under construction.
Life of people and developmental efforts in the Ukraine. Views of a village. Native men and women dance to the tunes of folk music. Huts in a village. Bank of the Dnieper River. Lenin dam being constructed along the river. Boulders being loaded with the help of Steam shovel. Railroad cars carry construction material to the construction site. Huge hills being dynamited. Men work with spades to construct the dam. A huge mess for the workers. Cooks prepare food in a kitchen. The workers eat the food. American and Russian engineers plan to exploit the natural resources. An American colony. Exteriors of the building. Children enjoy skating.
A film depicts an impressionistic study of Washington DC on a typical Great Depression day. Clark Mills's Lieutenant General George Washginton equestrian statue at Washington Circle. A cemetery and men work at the cemetery. They use a machine to help lift old grave markers up out of the ground. The grave markers appear to be circa civil war era. A marker with number 7566 on top is lifted out of the cemetery grounds. Elevated view of Pennsylvania Avenue, Old Post Office Building seen on right, and traffic on the street. Close up elevated view of 1930's automobiles stopped a stop light. Several views of 1935 year license plates or number plates of cars from various states including California, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Ohio . A horse eats food from a bucket. A woman seated on a footpath drinks and enjoys lunch. A family seated around a table during a lunch break. People at the National Zoo. They look at animals and stand behind a cage. A young girl plays with leopard cubs. Picnickers seated in a garden, with cars on roadway behind, possibly Rock Creek Park area. A close up of a young girl eating. Children swinging on a swing set.
A tailless biplane taking off and flying up in the air. A derivative of early Burgess and Dunne designs, the 1930 Arrowhead Safety Airplane was also inherently stable, weighed only 850 pounds and landed at a low of 22 mph. It also claimed for a safe flight.
Trinity Church and empty streets of Manhattan. Instrumental audio begins, accompanying scenes of busy roadways and traffic jams in the United States. Many 1930s automobiles seen from Ford, Chevrolet, Packard, Chrysler, and others. Passenger cars as well as delivery and freight trucks. Scenes of cars driving steadily on the highways and roads in the United States. Number of cars drive steadily on a six lane road. Scenes of cars stuck in long lines of traffic. Exasperated drivers. Drivers get out of their cars in the jam to talk to each other. A mechanic replaces flattened tire of a car on the road side. Many outdoor advertising signs featuring local businesses and services. A boy helps a girl peer over a high stone wall where she sees a "no trespassing" sign. The kids join their parents in a picnic on the roadside. A police officer on a motorcycle shakes his head in disbelief at the traffic. Signs warn drivers about traffic safety. A wooden mannequin of a policeman with arms waving to slow down traffic. A man works on the engine of a car. A crashed car and a crane. View from a valley as a car soars over the edge of the road embankment above and crashes down a mountainside, with pieces flying everywhere.
Famous boxer James Braddock, wearing boxing gloves, appears talking to a group of young boys. He teaches young boys boxing techniques. Boys practice boxing in front of him. He kneels on one knee and teaches a boy boxing punches. A crowd surrounds them.