A Kennel Club dog show in Westport, Connecticut. Various breeds of dogs being displayed at the dog show with men seated in the background. Dogs include Poodles, Scotties, Great Danes and Terriers.
On Election Day, November 7, 1944, in World War 2, Americans are seen waiting patiently to vote. They stand in a long line extending down a city sidewalk next to brick and stone buildings. Views of several persons in the line. Scene shifts in flashback to the election of Woodrow Wilson, in 1912. Four men on horseback arrive at a polling place. Another travels to vote, in his 1910 Ford Model T truck. Change of time and place shows farmer arriving by horse-drawn wagon and walking to polling place past 1930s car and truck. A fully laden truck stops at a rural gasoline station, temporarily serving as polling place. American town residential street scene in the 1930s. Citizens gathering to vote at a polling place set up at a laundry shop, in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Views of various places in the United States, serving as polling places. Americans seen waiting to vote at various places, in the 1944 national election. Among the sites shown is Bridgeport Central High School, built in 1916, (which later became Bridgeport City Hall), at 45 Lyon Terrace in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Persons in various places, registering to vote, including actor Lewis Stone, actress Esther Williams, and USO entertainer, Bob Hope. Voter closing curtain behind him as he votes. Views of voters' feet, below curtains, as they vote. Various types of boxes. Newspaper headline speaks of the large voter turnout in millions during the 1944 election. Shipyard workers at end of their shift, are seen heading to the polls to vote.
The 5th Annual Westport Salmon Derby in Westport, Washington. Men aboard fishing vessels underway at sea. They compete to catch a King Salmon. Eugene Kinsman of Seattle wins the award. Fishes at a dock. The winner holding a fish.
Yale University beats the University of Maine in New Haven, Connecticut. A football game in progress. Spectators in the stands. Yale University wins over the University of Maine with a score of 38-0.
President Harry S. Truman's homecoming to Independence, Missouri. He is being honored by the city in the auditorium of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. President Truman addresses the gathering during this first trip back to his home area since becoming President. The President exits after speech. U.S. flags on the building. The President gets into his car. Photographers rush to take pictures. Views of the exterior of the Westport Men's Wear clothing store in Kansas City, owned by President Truman's lifelong friend, Edward "Eddie" Jacobson. Secret Service mill about the entrance while the President is inside. A sign above the store sign reads 'Arrow shirts." The President and his party exit the store, and reenter his parked convertible.
President Harry Truman aboard the USS Missouri, returning from the Pan American Conference in Rio. He dines with the sailors. Scenes of homecoming in Independence Missouri for President Harry Truman. View of his daughter Margaret and his wife Elizabeth (Bess) seated in their home. He shakes hands with neighbors of all races and creeds and visits his lifelong friend Ed Jacobson at his Westport Men's Clothing Store, where the two men are seen in conversation. Views of the town of Grandview and his mother's cottage there. Harry Truman kisses his elderly mother. At his office in the White House, President Truman poses with 'March of Dimes' poster boy, 3 year old Terry Tullos, and gives him a hug.