Miss Bonnie Orchard, the winner of the Sirens of the Surf competition on the 5th of October, 1936. The competition took place in springtime at the holiday resort of the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland in Australia’s north.
A cartoon from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany laments the introduction of technology in the Games. It predicts that in the year 2000 the Olympics will have no live spectators, and that applause will be broadcast on loudspeakers.
In 1936 the Games were broadcast on television for the first time, but only in the host nation.
The German zeppelin Hindenburg trundles into the U.S. Navy’s hangar at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the 9th of May, 1936. The rigid airship had just set a record for its first north Atlantic crossing, the first leg of ten scheduled round trips between Germany and America.
The disaster that saw the destruction of the airship happened just short of a year later, on the 6th of May, 1937.
The German airship Hindenburg floats past the Empire State Building over Manhattan, on the 8th of August, 1936, en route to Lakehurst, New Jersey, from Germany. Taken less than a year before the Hindenburg disaster.