A suburban train arrives at Nutley, New Jersey. A rail road station. A sign on the station reads 'Walnut St. Nutley' Station where seven men cowed the station agent seizing 1000 dollars. A train pulls up at the platform. People board the train. The train pulls away.
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)
Frido W. Kessler and his rocket-propelled mail plane. (Allegedly, the first scheduled mail-delivery rocket flight) Kessler is seen in his workshop with his test stand and apparatus. Launch of Kessler's first winged liquid-fueled (liquid oxygen and Kerosene) mail rocket plane on frozen Greenwood Lake, New York, February 23,1936. Launch team opens the nose to insert mail into the rocket-propelled glider plane (reportedly designed by German rocket pioneer Dr. Willy Ley). Kessler poses with a little girl, Gloria Schleich Quackenbush, for whom the plane is named. She holds a silver cup of snow. They are surrounded by a cluster of men. Photographic equipment is set up next to them. The girl, Gloria, empties the cup of snow onto the tail of the rocket plane, to Christen it "Gloria (I)." Launch team fueling the rocket from containers. A technician in fireproof protective suit lights fuel at tail of the plane. It flares up in flames and then settles down with normal rocket burn, and leaves the launch stand. (A second rocket plane is seen sitting on the ice near the launch stand.) The rocket glider only goes about 20 feet before falling onto the ice. Team members look over the stand and prepare to try again with Kessler's second plane, the "Gloria (II)." They load the mail (6000 letters and postcards) into the nose and set the plane on the launch stand. It launches very nose high, and strikes the ice near the stand. But the rocket motor continues to propel it across the ice until it takes off again and continues, a way in the air until flipping over and crashing on the ice. View of people surrounding the broken plane on the ice. (Note: The second attempt carried the Gloria II and its mail, about 2000 feet, far enough to cross the border from New York into New Jersey, constituting an interstate mail delivery, and making the letters and post cards worthy mementos of the event.)
Flood damage in the United States in 1936. The Kennebec River, Maine: men stand on blocks of ice and view a broken bridge due to flooding. Ice jams loosened on the Penobscot River threaten towns near Bangor, Maine. View of giant ice flows and downed utility poles The Housatonic River, Connecticut: Broken electrical towers on the blocks of ice. Men walk on the ice blocks. Men clear the ice from road. Passaic River, New Jersey: the water of the river flows above limits over a bridge. Lake Conemaugh, Pennsylvania: View of submerged houses from flooding. The destoyed houses due to flood. The people stand on a bridge and heavy flow of water under the bridge. Ohio River: the submerged buildings from flooding are seen. Men on boats in front of the submerged shops. People on bridge run. The damaged cars,trains and trams lie on the streets. The streets filled with water. From a 1961 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Airship LZ 129 Hindenburg descending over Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, after traveling from Germany, on its first flight to the United States, May 9, 1936.
German zeppelin Hindenburg lands at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey on the morning of 9 May 1936, after the airship's maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean. People gather to watch the zeppelin after a successful transatlantic flight in 60 hours. The zeppelin enters a waiting hangar as a huge crowd gathers to watch. A Nazi swastika on the airship. Dr. Hugo Eckener thanks American government for their cooperation and talks about the successful flight across the North Atlantic. (This is the only portion of the clip that includes audio). People look at the zeppelin in the hangar.