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Anne Shirley gets a hold of John Beal in 1936’s M’Liss.  photo by Ernest Bachrach

Anne Shirley gets a hold of John Beal in 1936’s M’Liss.  photo by Ernest Bachrach

The mechanical man has been ‘humanized’ in some respects and taught some of the manners of polite society. The Westinghouse robot - Mr Willie Vocalite - shown in this photograph smokes cigarettes and obligingly ‘gives a light’ to his companion. Another robot in Pennsylvania State College with a glass throat and water lungs puffs cigars all day long and reports scientific facts about tobacco which the most expert human smokers could not find out.  photo taken on April 16th, 1931

The mechanical man has been ‘humanized’ in some respects and taught some of the manners of polite society. The Westinghouse robot - Mr Willie Vocalite - shown in this photograph smokes cigarettes and obligingly ‘gives a light’ to his companion. Another robot in Pennsylvania State College with a glass throat and water lungs puffs cigars all day long and reports scientific facts about tobacco which the most expert human smokers could not find out.  photo taken on April 16th, 1931

holidaymakers enjoying a cup of tea in the sun lounge at Blackpool Tower, April 11, 1936

holidaymakers enjoying a cup of tea in the sun lounge at Blackpool Tower, April 11, 1936

wives of Caterpillar Tractor Company employees celebrate after the company and CIO leaders resolved the ongoing strike, Peoria, Illinois, April 9, 1937

wives of Caterpillar Tractor Company employees celebrate after the company and CIO leaders resolved the ongoing strike, Peoria, Illinois, April 9, 1937

outside the movie studios, five Hollywood stars attempt to determine, by a race, which is the fastest miniature car. from left To right - Groucho Marx, Jackie Cooper, Carol Lombard, and Harpo Marx - April 9, 1933

outside the movie studios, five Hollywood stars attempt to determine, by a race, which is the fastest miniature car. from left To right - Groucho Marx, Jackie Cooper, Carol Lombard, and Harpo Marx - April 9, 1933