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American explorer, Ruth Harkness, brings a new baby panda to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago,Illinois

Woman explorer, Ruth McCombs Harkness, (widow of explorer, William Harkness) brought the first live panda (named Su-Lin) into the United States, when she returned from an expedition, on December 18, 1936. Here she is seen in the Brookfield Zoo, in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois, where she is playing with a second baby panda (named Mei Mei) that she acquired in 1937. A large group of children, enjoy the antics as she plays with the baby panda. At one point, Mrs. Harkness lifts Mei Mei up close to the chilren. Next, she holds Mei Mei close to Su-Lin, as zookeeper Sam Parratt holds the larger panda. The two pandas nuzzle one another.

Date: 1938, February 22
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A hippopotamus with his newly born baby in Chicago zoological Park in Brookfield, Illinois

Bche, a two ton heavy hippopotamus and his newly born baby swim in a pool at Chicago Zoological Park in Brookfield, Illinois. Bche gave birth to the baby in a pool.

Date: 1935, July 15
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Children watch and play with baby rhino, lion cubs and baby orangutan at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.

The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Man feeds milk to baby rhino with a bottle. The baby rhino and lion cubs play in a cage. Children play with a baby orangutan.

Date: 1956, May 24
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A new Zoological garden opens at Brookfield in New York.

Governor Horner and Mayor Kelly along with other dignitaries present at a function on the opening of a new zoological garden at Brookfield in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people present at the eve. Animals in the zoo such as lions, elephant, bears and crocodiles. A zoo-keeper with a bird in his hands.

Date: 1934, July 2
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Butter is removed from a churn, cut into 1 lb blocks, wrapped and stored at Swift's Brookfield Creamery in Marion, Indiana.

Manufacture and storing of butter at Swift's Brookfield Creamery in Marion, Indiana. Men remove butter from a churn. The churn revolves. Machines are used to cut butter into 1 pound ( lb ) blocks. Girls wrap the butter. The girls stack the butter in piles. A butter storage room- storing of an 800 lb block.

Date: 1943, February
Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
University of Illinois Gymnasts Team perform gymnastics in Champaign Illinois.

University of Illinois Gymnasts Team pose before camera and show off their gymnastics skills at a field in Champaign Illinois. Gymnasts tumble, twirl and somersault through the air. April 1938.

Date: 1938, April
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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