EPIC OF TRANSPORTATION PAGEANT IN LOS ANGELES Thousands attend a fiesta inaugurating Los Angeles' 150th birthday. The "epic of transportation" pageant, relating the history of travel from primitive to modern times, opens the event. The procession chronicles the advance from dog-drawn vehicles to the speedy airplane of today. The antiquated conveyances and fashion modes present a strange contrast against the background of modern skyscrapers.
Date: 1930s - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
MATCH SCULPTURE CRAZE OF 1931 Newest craze for "match sculpture" sweeps over nation in 1931. In New York, NY a collection of rare works created a fad that grips hundreds and invites keen competition. Acrobats, a prisoner with a ball and chain, and even a wild west show are included in the display gathered together by Ida Peterson, who is crowned the champion of the country.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:56:00, No Audio
MEYERS WINS THE HILL-CLIMB CLASSIC Chuck Meyers wins the hill-climb classic in Pikes Peak, Colorado in record time. The Penrose Trophy is awarded after a break-neck performance up the hair-pin turns of the world's highest and most dangerous road. Meyers sets a new record completing the ascent in 17 minutes.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:55:00, No Audio
ITALIAN AIR FORCE In Bologna, Italy's air force assembles 900 planes at Ferrari field for maneuvers viewed by the monarch, Prince Humbert, and Italo Balbo, minister of aviation. Following the review the pilots demonstrate their skill in thrilling squadron movements.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:07:00, 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
FARMERS WORK TO SAVE CORN CROP Farmers rally to save ravaged crops from a pest invasion in Wiley, Colorado. A devastating offensive of grasshoppers is beaten back by a mobilized force of men recruited throughout this agricultural district. Tractors and motors invade the insect hordes and finally stop the advance, but not before havoc has been wrought on the corn.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IN MOSCOW Soviet enthusiasts hail the visit of George Bernard Shaw to Moscow on his 75th birthday. Accompanied by Lady Astor, and with former commissar of fine arts Lunarcharsky for a guide, the Irish playwright arrives by train to a crowd of Soviet fans.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:01:00, No Audio
NATIONAL AIR SHOW Crowds thrilled by daredevil flying at National air races in Cleveland, Ohio. Formation drills and military maneuvers by army, navy and marine aces win favor with thousands that throng the grandstands and fields at the international event.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:30:00, No Audio
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