PROTEST AGAINST HUNGER & UNEMPLOYMENT - 1932 Spurred on by communist organizers English demonstrators gather in a mass protest against hunger, unemployment and war at the base of Nelsonís statue in Trafalgar Square, London.
FATHER COX & UNEMPLOYED MARCH ON D.C. - 1932 Father James R. Cox leads a 25,000 person demonstration on Washington D.C. demanding Congress provide unemployment relief. In spite of some apprehensions "Cox's Army" is peaceful and marchers are fed as they gather near the Capital building.
TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR CHICAGO CUBS - 1932 Chicago celebrates the triumph of the National League pennant winners with a massive ticker tape parade. Mayor Anton Cermak leads the ceremonies while the players perch in open automobiles and enjoy the attention as they ride through the Loop District.
PRESIDENT DE VALERA FREES PRISONERS - 1932 Forty thousand Irish Republic members celebrate President Eamon de Valera decision to release 20 men imprisoned under the Public Safety Act by predecessor William Cosgrave.
BOTTLE UNCAPPING CONTEST - 1932 Home brewers in Portland, Oregon hold an unusual competition to find who can uncap a group of the bottles the fastest then make it back to the finish line first. The winner sets a new record of nine seconds
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.
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
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.
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
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