CONSTRUCTION ON CHICAGO WORLD FAIR EXPO - 1933 As the opening date approaches construction on the buildings and displays for the Chicago World Fair speeds up as workers swing about on scaffolding setting up the 600-foot towers for the giant sky ride and more.
SUNKEN MAYFLOWER Hope for salvage of the historic Mayflower, sunk at a pier by fire in Philadelphia, PA. A mysterious blaze aboard the former Presidential Yacht, which was rejected by President Hoover after it had served several of his predecessors, destroyed officers' quarters and caused the vessel to founder, bow down, at the Navy Yard.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:40:00, No Audio
MILITARY SEARCHLIGHTS TESTED IN NYC - 1932 In New York City the military tries out new aircraft searchlights powered by a multiple reflector invented by Colonel A.M. Jackson. Even tall skyscrapers such as the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings are lit up like day by the lights that can reach up to two miles in the sky allowing enemy aircraft to be spotted and shot down at night.
MRS. RUTH BRYAN OWEN RECEIVES POST - 1933 Former Florida congresswoman Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen becomes the first woman to receive a major foreign ministry portfolio in the U.S. State Department as she is appointed Ambassador to Denmark and Iceland.
WINGLESS PLANE - 1933 A wingless plane (gyroplane) in London gives an astonishing demonstration as it can rise and descend vertically and hover low enough to permit its pilot to hand packages to someone on the ground.
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