Sleeping sickness disease in Erie, Pennsylvania. A nurse feeds two year old Maxine Yarrington suffering from the sleeping sickness. The child rubs her face.
Newsreel: "Put-in-Bay Ohio Dedicate great Perry Memorial! Giant shaft commemorates immortal victory in Battle of Lake Erie". Shows ceremonies for the tall monument that commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a great naval battle during the War of 1812. The memorial also celebrates enduring peace between the UK, Canada, and the United States after the war. The memorial is observed from distance. Whole height of the column is observed. Close view of Ohio Governor George White beside another civilian dignitary, with several U.S. Navy and U.S. Army military officers flanking and behind them. Official dedication is celebrated. Dignitaries are seen above the stairs. Governor George White giving a speech. The Doric column -- the world's largest at 352 feet -- was officially named in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt as: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument.
Aftermath of the sinking of the SS Sand Merchant in Lake Erie on October 18, 1936. Men examine life boats and an oar from the SS Sand Merchant. A survivor of the SS Sand Merchant is tended by a nurse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.
Survey of potential site for the Democratic National Convention of 1936. People along the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A building with American flag hoisted on it. Democrats look at the building as they consider it the site for the Democratic Convention of 1936. Two policemen hold a scroll in front of the men and they look at the picture on the scroll. Mayor Harry Bacharach and others discuss about the site for the Convention. (The convention was ultimately held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in 1936)
Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson calls the 1936 National Convention of the Democratic Party to order and asks delegates to remain standing for the opening invocation delivered by a clergyman. The words of invocation are heard. Afterwards, he asks delegates to be seated. Microphones of all the major radio broadcasters are seen at the podium, such as NBC, CBS, and others. Large crowd of delegates are present in the hall but still milling about. Photographers take pictures. The first speaker addresses the assembly.