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Test of an airplane snatching a man from the ground via the Adams "goal post" aerial pickup system.

Three men stand near a simplified "goal post" version of Dr. Lytle Schuyler Adams' Aerial pickup system set up for testing at the property of Richard Archibold in Thomasville, Georgia. (Archibold collaborated with Dr. Adams to simplify and test his aerial pickup system for use by expeditions of the New York Museum of Science, in remote areas of the world.) The resulting simplified "goal post" version, consisting of two tall bamboo poles with a line draped between them, is seen erected in a field on the Archibold property in Thomasville, Georgia. The camera is recording the event in slow motion. An airplane (probably a Travel Air monoplane) flies low over the bamboo poles. It trails a long cable with a hook, that snags the line between the poles. As the cable and line grow taut, a man seated in a chair, facing backwards, is seen being lofted into the air by the towing airplane. He is clearly silhouetted against the sky, as he travels aloft. The bamboo poles bend back from the flight path, as they snap back (in slow motion) from the pull of the pickup.

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Test of an airplane picking up a package via the Adams "goal post" aerial pickup system

A simplified "goal post" version of Dr. Lytle Schuyler Adams' Aerial pickup system is set up for testing at the property of Richard Archibold in Thomasville Georgia. (Archibold, of the New York Museum of Science, had prevailed upon Dr. Adams to simplify his aerial pickup system to facilitate its use in remote areas such as jungles. This "goal post" version being tested, was the result.) Two tall bamboo poles are seen planted in the ground at the edge of a road. A line is looped between the poles. The camera, recording in slow motion, captures the lower part of an airplane, trailing a long cable with a hook that extends down and passes between the bamboo poles, snagging the line between them. The cable and line grow taut and a large package is seen being dragged between the poles and upward behing the towing airplane. The bamboo poles appear bent away from the direction of flight, as they are captured snapping backwards in slow motion. (Judging by its landing gear, the aircraft being used appears to be a Travel Air monoplane.)

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Dwight D Eisenhower puts ball in a hole at golf course in Thomasville, Georgia.

President Dwight D Eisenhower plays stroke at golf course in Thomasville, Georgia. President sits in a small van and drives away. Photographers click photos. President puts ball in hole.

Date: 1956, February 20
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Roosevelt speaks during the dedication of Techwood Homes, at Georia Tech, in 1935

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaks at the dedication of Techwood Homes. (Techwood was a slum clearance project to build twenty-three brick and concrete buildings to house 604 families and 308 Georgia Tech students. It also included forty-two concrete buildings with 677 apartments at Atlanta University.) The President is seen delivering his dedication speech, entitled,"The Meaning of Progress," at Grant Field on the Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta, Georgia, before an audience of 50,000 people. He remembers the day, eleven years ago, in 1924, when he first came to Warm Springs, Georgia. He speaks about those days of so-called prosperity in America,when speculators profited and there was a "fools paradise before "the crash", and the citizens were left "holding the bag." He reflects on the disaster and gloom from 1929 to March 3,1933, and reminds the audience of his administrations subsequent actions to re-open closed banks and establish insurance for bank depositors. He speaks of the efforts of Government to find gainful employment for people out of work.

Date: 1935, November 29
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Two Central of Georgia passenger trains collide killing five and injuring twenty people near Ogeechee, Georgia, United States

5 people dead and 20 hurt in head on crash of passenger trains. Wrecked train cars seen after two Central of Georgia passenger trains ran into each other near a swampland curve of Ogeechee, Georgia. The accident killed five crew members due to explosion of boilers and twenty others were hurt. Rail cars and twisted metal seen at the site of the collision. Executive cars seen on their sides, one with a large hole in the rear side. A Central of Georgia crane loads train wreckage into a waiting Central of Georgia open railroad car.

Date: 1936, July 25
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ku Klux Klan members dressed in white robes stand in a circle during ceremonies in Georgia, United States.

Ceremonies of 'Ku Klux Klan' in Georgia, United States. A large number of men wearing civilian dress walk in a line on an open field. The members of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wear white robes and conical face masks. Lamps are lighted. The men dressed in white robes stand in a circle. A man stands in the center. United States flag in the center of the field. Cross sign is lighted on the ground. Ku Klux Klan members and a burning Cross.

Date: 1935
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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