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.
MEADOW BROOK STEEPLECHASE - 1932 The 1932 New York Meadow Brook Steeplechase features steep jumps across rugged terrain as horse and rider try, and sometimes fail, to stay in the lead. T.W. Durant's Fugitive takes home the trophy.
PRESENT & FUTURE U.S. PRESIDENTS - 1932 The U.S. Capitol is the battleground where current President Herbert Hoover and future president Franklin D. Roosevelt meet to campaign for leadership of the country in the 1932 presidential election.
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.
NEW ENGLANDERS VIEW ECLIPSE - 1932 New England novices and astronomers alike view a total eclipse of the sun while other parts of the United States only get a partial eclipse. The progress of the eclipse covering the sun is a must see when viewed safely through protective lenses or film footage.
GRAND ARMY OF REPUBLIC PARADE - 1932 Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R) proudly parade through the streets of Springfiield, Illnois to the flag-bedecked Patriotic Hall and a warm welcome from Commander-in-Chief Samuel P. Town and town citizens.
VINES WINS DAVIS CUP FINALS - 1932 America's Ellsworth Vines of Pasadena faces off against Dr. Jack Wright of Canada to win the Davis Cup Finals. Hilarious cut to the audience whose heads turn back and forth in unison as they follow the match.
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.
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.
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