SKYSCAPER SPEEDWAY Traffic jams force wee auto trials on sky high speedway. In New York, NY K. L. Morehouse, Detroit race driver, guides a flask-size car around the chin rest of a building 18 stories in the air, and is finally able to sneer down on bigger rivals who chased him and his machine off the streets and to a tall track. He spent 3 1/2 years constructing the vehicle.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:11:00, No Audio
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING What was once the tallest structure in world officially opened to public in New York, NY in 1931. A ceremony marked the dedication of the Empire State Building. Aerial views of Midtown Manhattan.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:38:00, No Audio
CHINESE NEW YEAR IN CHINATOWN Chinatown turns out to celebrate Happy New Year 4884 in New York, NY. Asian quarter given over to revelry and feasting at dawn of the new twelvemonth. A symbolic pageant of the Dragon, with all the spirits. A picturesque section of New York City is gaily decorated for the event.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:49:00, No Audio
DEPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS Record group of 450 illegal aliens deported by U.S. from Jersey City, New Jersey. A special train from Seattle, Washington, reaches its eastern terminus, after an overland trip gathering unwanted Red, criminals, and foreigners who had over-stayed their leaves in this country. Guards Hustle them aboard a boat for Ellis Island where they are to await passage on steamers to carry them into permanent exile from America.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
MINER TRAPPED UNDER A COLLAPSED COAL BED Comrades rescue a miner entombed in a coal-bed collapse in Chicago, Illinois. Barney Bozant seeking black gold, discovered after 24 years, is trapped under a 10 foot layer of earth. "Prospectors" from city streets dig furiously and save him from suffocation.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:04:00, No Audio
AERIAL MOBILIZATION OVER CHICAGO Nation stirred at History's greatest aerial mobilization in Chicago, Illinois. The Army sends 672 planes into the air in maneuvers demonstrating strength and skill of flying forces which guard our borders. Armada never before equaled swoops down on the Chicago skyline and blankets the city under a protective smoke screen.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:24:00, No Audio
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