LOS ANGELES CROWDS GREET CANDIDATE FDR - 1932 300,000 potential voters greet presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt as he hits the campaign trail in Los Angeles, California. Thousands gather around his car as he is driven to the hotel to smile, wave and shower him with flowers.
NEW ENGLANDERS VIEW ECLIPSE - 1932 New England novices and astronomers alike view a total eclipse of the sun while other parts of the United States only get a partial eclipse. The progress of the eclipse covering the sun is a must see when viewed safely through protective lenses or film footage.
FAMOUS AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE CONTEST - 1932 This montage features famous U.S. buildings named for their beauty and originality by a group of leading architects during a Washington D.C. convention. Topping the list is the Lincoln Memorial. Also featured are the Empire State Building, the Nebraska State Capital, New York's Morgan Library and more.
AL SMITH SUPPORTS ROOSEVELT - 1932 Record crowds flock to Newark, N.J. to hear former New York governor Al Smith's public platform in support of democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Loudspeakers carry his words to more than 200,000 outside who can't fit into the building.
VP CURTIS & CONGRESSMEN AT PARK OPENING - 1930 U.S. Vice President Charles Curtis, several congressmen including John Q. Tilson and Mr. Holly Stover are among the dignitaries invited to the dedication of a new national park in Virginia.
TACHEN ISLANDS EVACUATED - 1955 The U.S. 7th Fleet oversees the evacuation as 14,000 nationalist civilians on the Tachen Islands who are loaded aboard transport ships. As they leave military installations are demolished to minimize the islandsí usefulness to the Communists.
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