In his presentation at this summer's American Numismatic Association convention, author Len Augsburger screened an interesting old newsreel related to his new book, Treasure in the Cellar. I was unable to attend the session but those of us who missed it now have a chance to see the video online. -EditorLen writes:
The newsreel footage covering the story, from 1935, is now posted at treasureinthecellar.com (click on "newsreel footage"). For those following along in the book, the action here takes place at page 80 in the narrative.
Shown in the video is the facade of 132 S. Eden St., Baltimore, where the find was made, followed by the coins (notice the dilapidated condition of the container), and short statements by the two boys who disinterred this pot of gold. Running his fingers through the gold coins is possibly Harry O. Levin, attorney for the children, who is not shown in the footage but is known to have been present at the time of the filming.
Is this the first "video submission" to the E-Sylum??
No actually. There were a few YouTube videos referenced in past issues, though not many. Len has a great web site for his book, and just as one of the boys said, "it's a swell idea". -Editor
To view the newsreel, see: Universal Newsreel: Boys Dig Up Pot of Gold (http://treasureinthecellar.com/video/newsreel.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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