Coast Guardsmen wearing white uniforms perform drill maneuvers with their rifles along the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington, North Carolina. They stand in place and move their rifles synchronously during the drill. A single Coast Guardsman performs drill maneuvers on the deck of a ship. Coast Guardsmen supervise and guard the site of a large liquor bust during Prohibition. The bust is at the corner of North Water Street and Market Street in Wilmington North Carolina, on the bank of the Cape Fear River. A Coast Guard ship moored at pier along Water Street. Hundreds of wooden boxes heaped along Water Street in front of what is today the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse, between Market and Princess streets. Workers destroy the boxes with axes and sledge hammers while Coast Guard look on. Illegal liquor flowing in the street. Men continue to remove more boxes from the building at the corner of Water and Market. Road is filled with smashed boxes. Crowd watches the activities from the end of Market Street. A truck arrives to pick up the smashed boxes. Boats and ships at the port by the street are shown. Smashed boxes are loaded on the truck. One nearby building is named the "Union Cafe". A book shop is in the same building. (Today, that building at 14 South Water Street is site of the Riverboat Landing Restaurant). The JW Brooks Wholesale Grocer building is also seen in the footage, with its sign painted on the Market Street side of its brick face.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
Credits for the documentary titled 'Creative Hands' about mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. Background info about earlier handicrafts as an important part of civilization. A farmer weaves, sculpts a swan, whittle in clay. Scene change to New York City and busy areas of Manhattan, with people outside the Rockefeller Center in New York watching ice skaters. Women do window shopping. People enter Radio City Music Hall. Scene change again to farming areas in the mountains of southwest North Carolina. Animated map of United States. Wide views of farmland and a house in Brasstown North Carolina. Men cut a tree for lumber using a two man saw. Teacher at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown helps farmer to develop creative ideas using local materials. A sign reads "John C Campbell Folk School Handcrafts." Farmers walk with their materials and are seen seated at a table of the school showing some of their handicrafts. They are taught creative ideas by the teacher.
People enter the Houston Astrodome building in Houston Texas for a college football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston. Huge crowd cheers. North Carolina State wins over Houston with a score of 16-6. Bobby Hall of North Carolina State scores twice for the winning team.
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.
Presbyterian mission work in the southern appalachian mountain region of Madison County, west of Ashville, North Carolina. Man attaches a skid cart to a horse. A woman climbs in the skid. Man inspects dilapidated buildings. Group of men work at rebuilding and restoring the buildings. One man adjusting a door handle or lock, another man cutting wood with a saw. Storefront of Allanstand Cottage Industries at 16 College Street, Ashville, North Carolina, originally founded by Frances Goodrich. Sign "Allanstand" over the entrance way and the words "Blue Ridge" seen above that. Sign in a window under an awning, "Allanstand - Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild" (which later became the Southern Highland Craft Guild). 1930s era car parked out front of the shop. Pedestrians pass by on the sidewalk in front of the Allanstand Craft Shop. Bearded man rebuilding a stone post beside a driveway or road, with a farm and cows in the background. Another man in business clothing looks on.