FLASHBACK to March 1935. We’ve trawled the archives to bring you a look at life in that month. All captions are the original AP and PA ones, written in the style of the time.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown swimming in the pool of the Polio Foundation at Warm Springs, Georgia, March 31, 1935. FDR first went to Warm Springs, then the village of Bullochville, in the mid-1920’s in an effort to swim his way to health in the warm waters. His visits paved the way for the foundation which became a center for the treatment of polio. During his last visit he broke ground for a new 90-bed wing.
John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers on his way to confer with soft coal operators, at NRA conference on wages and contracts for the soft coal industry in Washington, D.C., March 30, 1935.
West Bromwich Albion’s Wally Boyes (r) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Les Howe (l) in action
Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the board of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., shown when he arrived in New York City on March 28, 1935, aboard the Rex. Usually optimistic, this time Schwab expressed pessimism to reporters about business in general. ÂIf the stock exchange figures have any bearing, it would seem that business is at a stand-still over the whole country
New Cross rider George Newton at speed.
Fencing in Hype Park
Golf – Women’s Gold Cup – Roehampton
(L-R) Mrs C Martin-Smith and her daughter, Miss P Martin-Smith, walk from the first tee.
With the approach of the summer season, London’s cricket equipment industry is bursting into life.
A factory at St John’s Wood is busily transforming lumps of willow into bats. The picture shows a huge stack of shaped willows at the St John’s Wood factory ready to be manufactured into cricket bats for the coming season.
hildren cover their faces at the swirling dust storms while pumping water in Springfield, Colorado, March 25, 1935. Thousands of acres of wind-whipped eroded farmland turned the region into the Dust Bowl.
While their athletic comrades were disputing on the track at the White City, chess teams representing Oxford and Cambridge met in a chess match at the City of London Chess Club. GP Britton of Oxford is shown pondering his next move in his match against Cambridge’s DB Schultz
New York decorator Albert H. Fish, aged 65, is seen here on March. 23, 1935. Fish has been found guilty of the murder of 10-year-old Grace Budd, who disappeared from her home in New York in 1928. Fish has confessed to kidnapping and murdering the girl.
Art Lasky, left, and Jimmy Braddock, right, square off for cameramen March 22,1935 prior to their bout in Madison Square Garden. Lasky weighed in at 197 pounds and Braddock at 182 for the scheduled 15 rounder.
St Mary’s Hospital defeated King’s College Hospital by 11 points to three in the final of the Hospital Rugby Cup at Richmond Athletic Ground. Photo shows: WE Henley, Captain of St Mary’s Hospital, with the Cup, being cheered by members of the team
Little fellow, proud of his uniform, leaves the Reichswehr Ministry in Berlin, March 20, 1935. The boy paid a visit to the ministry to show Âem that he is of equal rank, too.
Lino Rivera, 16, is shown in the W. 122nd St. police station on March 20, 1935, with Lieut. S. J. Battle, left, and policeman F.W. Eldridge, right, of the Crime Prevention Bureau. Lino was said by the police to have been the innocent cause of the Harlem riots, for it was a rumor that he had been brutally killed for stealing from a store that brought the mob to 125th Street on the night of March 19.
Policemen in the far north of Canada wearing clothes that are very different from the Mountie uniform, shown around March 19, 1935.
Professional Billiards Championship – Willie Smith v Joe Davis
Willie Smith (L) and Joe Davis (R) prepare to start their match
The Reverend Gerald L.K. Smith, who quit his Shreveport, La., parish to become national organizer of the “Share The Wealth” movement, gestures dramatically while explaining the theory of the “every man a king” platform, March 18, 1935 in New York City. He predicted he will enroll 15,000,000 under his banner by Christmas.
Like any other youngster, Prince Ananda, appointed to succeed his uncle, King Prajadhipok, as ruler of Thailand enjoys games as this exclusive picture of him at play outside the preparatory school he attends at Lausanne, Switzerland March 18, 1935.
Joseph Gallo, known as ‘Crazy Joe Gallo,’ is removed by police from a restaurant where Gallo fired 5 shots, killing a waitress, Mrs. Fern Burke, 41, in San Jose, Calif., March 17, 1935. Officers said Gallo fired 5 shots, three bullets striking the woman.
Geoffrey G. Kruesi, inventor from Woodside, NY is shown with his new radio compass, March 16, 1935. It is now being tested by the Department of Commerce in Oakland, California. Officials say the company manufacturing the compass is turning out 500 units for the U.S. Army. It is relieved that the new device which resembles a radio, may solve the problem of aerial navigation across the Pacific.
Italy’s Premier Benito Mussolini, center, stands with an arm over the shoulders of his two sons, Bruno, left, and Vittorio during the young Fascists’ Festival in Rome, Italy, March 14, 1935
In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, the big Antinational socialist trial is getting on in the Ministry of justice on March 15, 1935. In the left corner one sees several boxes filled with rifles, that were found at the arrested 126 people. Centre one remarks the military court, on the right side all banches are filled with the accused arrestants.4
English Author, H. G. Wells in Washington, D.C., March 12, 1935 as he reporters at a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Max Schmeling, right, and his attendants give the Nazi salute after the German boxer defeated Steve Hamas in a boxing match in Hamburg, Germany, March 10, 1935.
Austrian-American filmmaker and screenwriter Joseph von Sternberg is shown having tea in his London, England, hotel room on March 7, 1935.
Louis Lumiere who made his first film in February 25, 1935 shows a new invention of his by which he projected a stereoscopic image on the screen, March 6, 1935. Location unknown.
Characteristic house inscriptions in Saarbrucken, March 2, 1935. Love for home, faith in the Fuehrer. ÂMuch luck in third Reich They were prepared to die for Law and Fatherland, The Home Gate is OpenÂ, etc.
Babe Ruth makes his debut as a member of the National League Boston Braves during spring training at St. Petersburg, Fla., in March, 1935.