SPEED WALKING MARATHON Clark walks away with bunion title in the marathon walking race in Boston, Massachusetts. Speed walkers pound over a 50,000 meter route in the national A.A.U. event. "Pep" Clark out-hoofs a large field of the nation's best flat-footed athletes in a closely fought contest. Clark, the winner, will carry the U.S. colors in the Olympics in Los Angeles next year.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:07:00, No Audio
JUNIOR DERBY DOG RACE 11-year old wins annual juvenile dog race classic in Big Pines, California. A great crowd gathers along the course of the fifth junior derby to watch boys and their pets, the latter harnessed to sleds in a contest of speed and endurance. Not huskies but regular mutts star here, with Lou, Bobby Howard's flashy fox terrier, topping the field.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:48:00, No Audio
VINES DEFEATS LOTT IN TENNIS Vines defeats Lott to win the title in a sensational upset. In Forest Hills, NY the 19-year-old Pasadena youth comes through to sweep the match with a display of masterful tennis that overwhelms the stubborn defense of the Philadelphia star. The crown which once rested on the brow of Bill Tilden is awarded to Vines, and he becomes the national champion. A record crowd cheers the bitterly fought contest.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:10:00, No Audio
STEEPLECHASE 300 harriers battle the elements in a rough steeplechase in Buckinghamshire, England. Rain and mud fail to slow down the young Britons in trying the event over a sloppy course and through lively streams. Junior event, at two and a quarter miles, won by A. Maples.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
CHAMBERMAID CONTEST In Pasadena, California a lightweight bed-making championship. Timelapse of chambermaids making a row of beds. Blanche Scott wins the chambermaid's sweepstakes and holds up her trophy.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
CHICAGO SANDCASTLE CONTEST - 1930 Boys and girls build elaborate sandcastles during a Chicago playground architectural contest. The girls win but the boys have just as much fun knocking their creations down afterwards.
DISH WASHING SPEED CONTEST - 1930 Ladies prepare for future housework and have fun as they compete in a Los Angeles speed dish washing contest at an annual food show. Great observer POV of the soap suds flying.
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