Young men invent a diver's helmet in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Young men help two divers get into their newly invented contraptions. The contraptions built with old boilers and cycle pumps. The two divers enter a water body as others around watch. A man holds onto the tubes attached to the two contraptions. They use cycle pumps to supply oxygen to the men under water. The divers emerge onto the water surface.
Annual hoop roll in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Participants stand in formation to form digits 1931 on Severance Green. Severance Dorm buildings in the background. Girls run. Trees along the sides of a street. The girls run during the competition.
Collision of New York bound express passenger railraod train with local train at Readville, Massachusetts. The trains collided at the crossing derailing the cars of opposite train and leaving 50 people injured. Low visibility due to snow blamed for disaster.1931.
Colonel Bernt Balchen flies off to rescue the survivors of SS Viking vessel. The vessel was rocked by explosion about eight miles off the Horse Islands. It caught fire during shooting of film The Viking. 23 March 1931.
The start of the 1931 Ford Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, on Sunday July 4th 1931. Opening footage at forefront right shows the Gee Bee model E Sportster flown by Lowell Bayles to a fourth place finish. Forefront center-left is the Great Lakes biplane flown by Joeseph Meehan. A number of various aircraft are parked on the airfield, including an autogyro. Visitors on the airport ramp look at airplanes on display. The museum clock tower and other buildings at Greenfield Village are visible in the background. View looking outward from inside a hanger. A squadron of U.S. Army Air Corps Boeing P-12 pursuit airplanes parked in rows, with propellers all set horizontally. A light high wing monoplane takes off followed, successively, by two Ford trimotor passenger aircraft equipped with wheel pants. View of a biplane landing. A crowd standing in front of a hangar and several officials standing in the grass. People posing on the ramp with airport building in background.
Gertrude L. Thebaud schooner prepares in Gloucester, Massachusetts for a forthcoming race. Crewmen hoists sail aboard Gertrude L. Thebaud. The schooner underway at sea. Captain Ben Pine at the steering wheel of the schooner.