LAUNCHING OF THE USS BROOKLYN The U.S.S. Brooklyn slides down the ways as Kathryn Jane Lackey smashes a christening bottle over her bow. Mayor LaGuardia and other dignitaries attend the launching of the ship.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
ELDERLY ACROBAT At 63 years old, the retired attorney Mering is an expert acrobat. His specialty is the "planch" in which he supports his body horizontally above the ground while standing on his hands.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:44:00, No Audio
ROME-BERLIN AXIS The Rome-Berlin Axis and the Anti-Comintern Pact: Adolph Hitler enters an ornate room full of uniformed men, shakes hands with Italian foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano, turns and raises his arm in the Nazi Salute. The other men in the room return this salute; uniformed men wearing the SS insignia observe an event; Hitler and a uniformed officer Galeazzo Ciano sit at a table solemnly examining papers before them.
CONTROVERSY OVER KING'S ROMANCE Newspapers worldwide cover the royal romance. King Edward's deep interest in the twice-divorced Baltimore belle, Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, rocks the Empire to its foundations.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:32:00, No Audio
TELESCOPE SHIPPED BY TRAIN A 200-inch lens for the largest telescope in the world (1936) is shipped to the west coast where it will be set up on Mount Palomer by the California Institute of Technology which exhibits a scale model in San Diego.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:20:00, No Audio
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