People in Washington DC, United States. A man playing a guitar during a performance in a club. View of people dancing in the club. Fashions and hippie hair styles seen are 1970's typical of the time. A band performing on a stage and people at a dance floor. The members of the band singing and playing instruments. Several views of the band performing. 'Montage' written on the backdrop of the stage. A man holding a bunch of balloons on a path. Neck ties displayed for sale on a stand on a sidewalk, with a shop advertising Water Beds in the background. Various views of young adult people in 1970s fashions and long hair hippie styles. People walking past the tie stand. A man and a woman seated on the sidewalk talking. People at a park. A woman smoking a cigarette. A few people seated on a grassy ground. A girl reading a book. Office workers in a public park enjoying nice weather and a lunch break. A man lying down with his face covered with a newspaper. People seated at tables at an open restaurant. Beer in a glass and wine served in wine glasses. People eating food and drinking wine at the restaurant. A group of construction workers wearing hard hat helmets standing on a federal or office building under construction. A worker wheeling a cart loaded with construction material. Construction material walls being lifted on cranes on to the building. A man with welding equipment performs welding on the building. View of the Benjamin Banneker Overlook Park fountain at L'Enfant Plaza. Office workers, pedestrians, and two children walk beside the running fountain. People seated on the steps and surrounding area in the park. Two girls walking on a path beside the steps leading down to the fountain. View again of the band musicians playing in the club and people applauding the musicians at the end of the performance. Overall, the footage is like an early music video.
Animated map assembles sections of the United States of America reflecting various kinds of inhabitants. A woman of Native American Indian origins weaves a straw hat as a young boy plays nearby. Sign outside a building identifying the "Slovak Political Benefial Assn." Other signs on seen on different buildings include: "Polish Army Veterans Association of America;" "Ukrainian American Youth Association;" and "Germantown Hospital." A brass plate on a building reading: "English-Speaking Union." Asian-American school girls, and a Japanese-American man with a boy. View of a wood carving in ancient African style. A street scene showing many Hispanic Americans, and commercial signs in Spanish. A group of new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony,each receiving a small American flag. Animated map shown again, indicating the geographical distribution of Americans in the U.S. First it shows areas where citizens live near water, either the oceans, Gulf of Mexcio, or the Great Lakes. Montage of urban scenes showing some of the cities where most Americans live. The Massachusetts State House in Boston. New York City street scene with the Empire State Building in background. City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitol in Washington, DC
Landmarks and monuments in Washington D.C. Aerial views of War College, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) War Memorial depicting the Iwo Jima flag raising. The Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. The Capitol building in the far background, and the Main Navy Building and Munitions Buildings west of the National Mall (eight years before they were demolished in 1970....that area is now the site of Constitution Gardens and the Vietnam War Memorial.)
Church choir members in white robes line the sidewalk and enter St. Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church, located at 1772 Church Street, NW, in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. The President and First Lady are seen arriving in the President's 1937 Packard seven-passenger parade touring car, accompanied by several Secret Service agents, walking beside the car and others riding in a car behind. People gather along the sidewalks to get a glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt. Policemen maintain cordons in front of the sightseers. The Presidential motorcade drives up to an awning-covered side entrance of the stone church. Views of the building in the background. Following the worship service, President Roosevelt poses alongside two clergy from the church (one of whom may be Howard Sargent Wilkinson called as Rector of St Thomas Parish in 1936). Mrs. Roosevelt is seen behind in a fur coat. The President uses a cane to steady himself. Later the presidential open car departs (bearing license plate with number 101). It is followed by another car carrying Secret Service agents, bearing license plate reading: "USSS" for U.S. Secret Service. (Note: The Sanctuary building of St. Thomas' Parish Church was destroyed by fire, believed to be result of arson, in 1970.)
The December 1, 1969 Draft Lottery for the year 1970 is held at the United States Selective Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. The draft lottery is led by General Lewis B. Hershey, Selective Service Director. The ceremony begins with a benediction, and then an official pours slips of paper containing birth dates into a glass bowl. Congressman Alexander Pirnie of New York draws the first birth date. He declares the date, September 14, and another man pastes the birth date next to a number on a board. Members of the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee draw additional birth dates and the board is filled out with the draft sequence.
Exteriors of a railway yard near the WhiteHurst Freeway in Washington DC, USA. Sign on a trailer truck at the yard reads, 'The National Christmas Tree From South Dakota-To Washington DC'. A large Christmas tree is loaded from a rail car to a tractor trailer via a crane. Children and adults watch the loading operation. A mother watches with her two sons. View of the fir tree on the trailer. The loaded trailer leaves the yard.