Health education film from the early 1920's in the United States. Shows effects of gonorrhea and syphilis in the children of disease sufferers in the United States. Contrasting scenes of healthy children playing, and healthy happy 1920's families with wife, husband, and boy and girl children are shown. Opens with a sickly infant suffering from syphilis and birth defects passed on from the father. Girls born blind due to gonorrhea are seen playing with a ball. The disease has been passed on from the father to the mother. Constrasting scenes show healthy children as they climb a stone wall and tree. A girl holds flowers and boy and girl children gather nearby, all wearing early 20th century 1920s era clothing. A man proposes marriage to a woman as they sit on the steps of a house. He puts an engagement ring on her finger. Husband in suit enters a backyard. His son runs toward him happily to greet him. His wife and another child approach to greet him. Hammock in the background. Children play with their mother and father. Boys somersault on the lawn.
Franklin D. Roosevelt seen, well-dressed, in overcoat and hamburg hat, as a successful New York lawyer, in 1910, when he decides to run for a seat in the New York State Senate. He is seen greeting supporters outside his family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park New York, after winning the election. Very brief glimpse of Eleanor Roosevelt. Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, Democratic Party candidate for President, is seen with Franklin Roosevelt,Assistant Secretary of the Navy, whom he selects as his running mate, in 1920. View of Eleanor Roosevelt being recognized in the Democratic National Convention at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Views of Franklin Roosevelt driving in an open car and speaking before crowds during the campaign of 1920. One crowd is notable for the preponderance of straw boater hats worn and waved by the men in the audience. Scenes of family life, after defeat of the Cox-Roosevelt ticket. Eleanor Roosevelt with children: Anna Eleanor;Franklin Delano Jr. II; Elliot; James; and Anna's dog, in 1921, at their summer retreat on Campabello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), seated in a wicker chair in front yard of the Campobello house, smoking a pipe and writing on some papers. FDR standing with a cane.His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, seated and conversing with FDR. Eleanor, with them, knitting as they converse. Political aid,Louis McHenry Howe.FDR posing with cane, alone, and with wife, Eleanor. Mrs. Roosevelt hosting a gathering at Springwood, to promote FDR's political future. Eleanor speaking at a political gathering.
A still photograph of Master Sergeant George Holmes at an airfield in the United States, taken in the 1920s. Master Sergeant George Holmes in his youth. Buildings in the background. He is wearing an Army Air Service uniform and pilot headgear that extends down to include neck coverage. Circa 1920s.
Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.
Brief view of Mussolini in Italy wearing a tophat. Clip proceeds on theme of lifestyle of people in United States in the 1920s. Men on a street as cars move past them. A woman gets her make up done. A woman smokes a cigarette. Women in swimming suits at a beauty pageant. Federal agents smash liquor bottles and break up wooden barrels draining liquor to enforce prohibition. Gangsters killed in an encounter in the street. Gangsters being arrested on a gun point. Men and women perform Charleston dance. A bartender is seen mixing a drink. Men and women enjoy ballroom dancing at a night club. Closeup of a street sign for Wall Street.
The life of Americans in the 1920s. Women dance the Charleston. A man dances the Charleston with a woman. Musicians play in the background. Patrons of Steeplechase Park, in Coney Island, on a spinning wheel. Clown steer a woman to where her dress gets blown up from a hidden air jet. Women on the boardwalk in batihing suits and being arrested by police. A man lifts up a woman during the dance performance. A sketch shows women applying make up. Several scenes showing the gap between the people who could accept the modern ideas and those who couldn't. Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. Views of Steelmaking at steel factory plants. A scene with the Ku Klux Klan, or KKK. People protesting the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, accused anarchists. Various banners during the protests.