OPENING OF THE CHICAGO AQUARIUM The opening of the Chicago aquarium on the site of the world's fair. It's a mammoth museum filled with mysteries from the ocean's depths. The specimens include sea horses, and cows, triggerfish, jewfish, national champion gold-fish, sharks, hippos and thousands of other finny curiosities.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
DOG SETS FISHING RECORD In Port Angeles, Washington the canine Izaak Walton sets new fishing record. 12 in 20 minutes is "Mike's" fish-catching record. He stands in the river and waits for the fish to swim by. Then he catches them in his mouth and drags them ashore.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
FISHERMAN CATCH NETS FULL OF HERRING In Wareham, Massachusetts warm weather lures schools of herring, 30 miles up the Nemasket River for spawning as each fish seeks the pond where it was born. The resulting herring stamped makes a big haul for Cape Cod fisherman.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:42:00, No Audio
BOYS TEST HOME MADE DIVING BELL - 1930 A group of New Jersey boys try out their home-made diving bell made with roofing copper, sash-weights and a bicycle pump. The young lad testing the device enjoys watching colorful fish go by and reading a magazine underwater before getting back on the boat.
IKE & HIS GRANDSON DAVID - 1955 Rare and touching moments of President Eisenhower on vacation enjoying time with his young grandson David as they play golf, fish and enjoy an outdoor barbecue together.
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