Ceremony of unveiling a statue of Jeanne d'Arc in Meridian Park. Crowd assembled for the ceremony. President and Mrs Warren G Harding arrive at ceremony. Officials speak at stand. Unveiling of Jeanne d'Arc statue. Flags on poles. Man places bouquet and flowers in front of the statue. Secretary of War, John W Weeks speaks. Side view of statue. Various officials speak at ceremony.
Clip compares Washington DC to an industrial boomtown where the big business is government, during World War 2. Men and women working in offices. A young woman seated at a desk and doing clerical work. Identification cards of civilian women working for the U.S. Army. Pedestrians and workers walking on a street of Washington DC. Buildings along street sides. People at the entrance of Union Station. A woman identified as Phyllis Hood joins others in a Diamond Taxi cab leaving Union Station. Woman exits the taxi and looks at various buildings as she seeks a place to live in Washington. Boards on buildings read: 'No Vacancy', 'No Rooms' and 'Filled Up'. Wearing a fur coat and hat, she stops and sits on her suitcase, removes a shoe, and rubs her tired feet. She talks to a police officer on a traffic corner, who directs her to the U.S. Office of Information. She is seen inside the main hallway of the Office of Information. They direct her to an availble room at the former French Embassy building at the intersection of 16th Street and Kalorama Road NW in Washington DC, by Meridian Hill Park. She enters the building which that narrator says serves as a hotel for girls. She talks to a receptionist in the main hall lobby and then ascends the stairs. Phyllis Hood along with two other girls seated inside a room. They talk amongst themselves and relax. Woman hangs nylon stockings from a hanger to dry. The women going to sleep at night and turning out bedside lights. A large room with an operations maps, and clocks on the curved wall showing time in various international cities.
Attractive residential neighborhoods in Washington DC. Views of Meridian Hill with structures and fountains. Other pools and fountains, including the fountain in Lower Senate park, seen with Union Station in background and in another view, with Capitol dome just visible through the spray. View of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal adjacent to Little Falls on the Potomac River.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.
Apartment developments on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Apartments with parking garages under them across the South Capitol street bridge near the Oxon Hill area. The Greenbelt apartment development. Traffic on the University of Maryland campus. Construction of Colonial Village. Apartment building construction in Alexandria. People get on and off trolley car in Washington, D.C. Traffic on street in Washington, D.C.
View of the Folger Library on Capitol Hill and Library of Congress Annex buildings. Cars ford Rock Creek in Rock Creek Park. Picnics in Rock Creek Park. Children on stream bank and on swings at Rock Creek Park Picnic tables at Hains Point. Golf course at Hains Point. Cars parked in
parking Hains Point lots. Men fish from the bank of the Potomac river.