UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO FOOD WAR - 1932 In one of the biggest food fights ever held sophomores and freshmen at the University of San Francisco pelt each other with tomatoes, ripe melons, rotten eggs, bananas and more before the freshmen storm the oppositions fort to win.
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.
ILLINOIS COAL MINERS UPRISING - 1932 Armed gunmen keep watch over a potential coal mine uprising and strike in Fulton County, Illnois brought on by a dispute between two labor unions. National Guard are called in from Peoria to help with the situation.
CHRISTMAS PARADE & SANTA CLAUS - 1932 A Christmas parade features cartoon figures in costume, elaborate floats and Santa Claus himself doing what he does best and going down the chimney. The joy of the holiday shines in the childrens' faces.
COAL BURNING CAR - 1932 Philadelphia inventor and furnace grate maker George Mershon demonstrates his new automobile that runs on coal getting 100 miles on just a few pounds of the fuel which he loads into the car's furnace.
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.
CHINESE OFFICIALS DESTROY SQUATTER HUTS - 1932 Chinese families stand by helplessly as their squatters’ huts in an unauthorized district of Shanghai are torn down by officials. Many were driven from their homes during the Sino-Japanese war the previous winter and are now homeless yet again, this time at the hands of their own government.
LOS ANGELES CROWDS GREET CANDIDATE FDR - 1932 300,000 potential voters greet presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt as he hits the campaign trail in Los Angeles, California. Thousands gather around his car as he is driven to the hotel to smile, wave and shower him with flowers.
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