GREAT DEPRESSION BRINGS HUNGER & DESPAIR - 1932 Haunting scenes of poverty and hunger in the cities as the Great Depression brings unemployment to an all time high. People stand in long lines for aid and possible employment while others dig through garbage for scraps and live in extreme poverty.
BOY SCOUTS & ANIMALS SIGN DRIVER PETITION - 1932 Boy Scouts visit to the Bronx Zoo in New York and secure the "signatures" of small creatures on a petition urging motorists to be more considerate of the little guys while on the road. The humane petition is then presented to Mayor James J. Walker.
LUCY THE MARGATE ELEPHANT - 1932 Lucy the Margate Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped building that continually amazes visitors to Margate City, New Jersey where they can tour the unusual structure's rooms and watch the view from her eyes. Lucy is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE BATTLE - 1932 Brooklyn College freshmen battle the sophomores with tactics like paper bag grenades, rotten tomatoes, shirt tearing and pants snatching. A policeman keeps an eye over the proceedings but lets the boys be boys.
CHICAGO WORLD FAIR EXHIBITION - 1932 AERIALS Gorgeous aerials of the Chicago Exhibition grounds where the 1933 World Fair will be held. Many of the Exhibitions modern and/or futuristic buildings such as the Hall of Science, the Travel and Transportation Unit with it's floating dome, the Adler Planetarium, the Chinese Lama Temple and neo-classic administration building form an incredible lake-front city skyline.
BROOKLYN GIRLS ON SEA TRIP - 1932 Brooklyn resident Miss Beatrice Lewis and a friend enjoy a free cruise after she wins a contest. At first the ladies find it hard to relax but soon begin to enjoy the voyage and its breathtaking view of the New York city skyline.
FINAL CONSTRUCTION ON N.J. PULASKI SKYWAY - 1932 Construction nears completion on the General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Skyway (aka Pulaski Skyway) in Newark, New Jersey. The bridge is the first "superhighway" in the nation and connects Jersey City and Newark to change the nearly two-hour commute to a four minute drive between the cities.
DAREDEVIL LEAPS OFF NEW YORK BRIDGE - 1932 Daredevil Williard Blaine suits up for his death defying jump off the George Washington Bridge. After evading police he jumps into space with only a home-made parachute to slow his plunge into the Hudson River becoming the first to survive the 250 foot drop and live to tell about it.
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.
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