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.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.
The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marines in the period between World War 1 and World War 2. Newly launched German, Italian and Japanese ships underway at sea. Ships including the German liner Bremen and the Italian Ocean liner Rex are seen underway. People gather at a dock. American ship underway in heavy seas with waves crashing over. Point of view shot at heavy seas from deck of a ship. A man works in a ship radio room. A man watches through binoculars and uses a sextant. Sailors row a small boat with oars in heavy seas. A sailor decorated by officials of the Merchant Marines. Dock workers and ship construction workers at a shipbuilding yard in the United States working on building new ships. American liners are seen undereway including: SS Washington off shore of New York City skyline and skyscrapers, SS Manhattan also off shore of Manhattan, the SS Lurline, the SS Mariposa, and the SS President Hoover (named for Herbert Hoover) underway at sea. The U.S. flag fluttering from a flag pole. The text of the declaration of policy under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 is shown.
Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois. Aerial view of buildings and skyline in Chicago. Aerial view of Boston Store building and North American building in Chicago. Smoke arises from the buildings. Curtiss Amphibian flying boat in low fly-by to right.
Group of farm boys of Texas visit different states of United States. Dome of United States Capitol through trees in Washington DC. Stream and a waterfall in Virginia. View of the Natural Bridge formation in Virginia. The farm boys stand at a long table outside and eat in Alabama. Two Negro men stand and eat fried chicken. People stand at a train station in Texas, waiting for the railroad train. The train arrives. Boys hanging precariously from engine, cars, doors and windows. They wave happily and jump off the train as it arrives back in Texas.
Slate indicates that 200 million gallons of gasoline are used annually in the United States for power (in 1925). View of a busy city street, possibly New York City, circa 1925 with motor vehicle traffic, pedestrians and many tall buildings. Many early automobiles seen. A worker tests flash point of kerosene. Lighted candle in stuck block of paraffin (wax) showing wax or parrafin as a byproduct of petroleum. Slate indicates that petroleum provides motor fuel, common light, a lubricant for machinery and other important by-products.