Damage in Wheeling, West Virginia due to the floods in Ohio river. Aerial view of the area affected by flood. Houses along the sides of a flooded street. Trees submerged in water. People aboard small boats moving through the water. Women and children stand outside a house and lookout at the water outside the house.
Around 1937 a combination bus and rail car with two types of wheels. Two types of wheels enables it to move on roads and on rails as well. Driver moving on street and then lowers rail wheels and drives the bus onto rail tracks. Views from the vehicle traveling on rails. Train and bus combination says "Arlington and Fairfax" on the side, and appears to be traveling on Glebe Road in Arlington Virginia.
The activities around the Mississippi river in the United States. Smoke from steel mills and factories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wheeling, West Virginia. A crane lifts the iron ore. A crane lifts coal. View of factories spewing smoke and ash. Molten iron being poured. Cotton bales on a conveyor. Making of cotton thread. Workers work on cotton bales. The cotton bales being loaded onto barges and a steamship. The steamboat in the Mississippi river travels to various places. Brief scenes of various known city views including St Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota; Davenport Iowa; Moline Illinois; Cincinnati; St. Louis; Omaha; Kansas City; New Orleans
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.
Shows 'Closed' sign on gate of a factory during depression. Jobless men sitting idle on benches. A young man asks another man for some money. People with signs and banners on road including a sign "Unemployed, will take any job." Men going through trash. Men sleep in doorways. Men in soup kitchen lines and waiting for handouts. Manufacturing factory whistle blows and men are seen going to work. Smoke stacks working again at industrial area. Men shoveling field. Men and women entering a factory. Men in a pay line to receive pay at a factory. Smiling faces of people. A parent tossing a young boy into the air playfully. A young girl drinking milk. A man handing bags of food groceries to a happy wife. Pictures of bottles of milk and plates of breads. People enjoy a swimming pool. Children on a merry go round and on a see saw, as seen from point of view on the ride. A couple holding kids. A tall building under construction and surrounded in scaffolding. Construction of Tri-County airport at Clarksburg. Men working to build the runways. A plane taxis on a completed runway beside them. A man working to seal abandoned mines to prevent pollution of the water supply. Construction of a retaining wall is shown at Richwood Avenue in Morgantown West Virginia to prevent collapse of the roadway and homes above it. Construction shown of a hydro-therapeutic unit at Morris Memorial Hospital for crippled children, especially those suffering from infantile paralysis (polio). Children suffering from infantile paralysis in cots. Scene of construction of a new building at Marshall College (later Marshall University) in Huntington West Virginia, for an elementary training school. A new Gymnasium at Fairview High School is shown, and a new Assembly hall for the 4-H camp at Jacksons Mill. The new building for the Negro High School at Morgantown is shown. View of a wwimming pool, and people diving and swimming. Scene changes to a Sewing room, with many women working at sewing machines powered by foot pedals, and making garments for needy families. View of a Nursery school, and a small black child being bathed in a bath tub. Children playing in the yard of the nursery school.
Men breaking rocks for road building in rural areas of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Cars along road through rural area. A man stands in a horse pulled cart moving on a rural road. Post office at Helvetia, West Virginia, a small town where many citizens still practice traditions from their heritage in Switzerland. Old woman sitting churning butter outside farmhouse. Women with Swiss cheese. Tourists arrive in car at Seneca Rocks, and views of the large rock formations. A sweeping wide view of Germany Valley. Work of the Conservation Commission fish hatchery in Morgan County, as fish including bass are added. Young women feed deer for restocking of forests. A woman feeds a white tailed deer fawn with a bottle. A woman pets a white tail deer buck with antlers.