• Short Summary

    Wayne, aged 3, demonstrates his talent for remembering the State Capitals of America.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Have you a "Capital" Memory? - Can you name, off-hand, the county towns of Britain? Here's a remarkable little fellow aged 3, who can name the State Capitals of Uncle Sam's land!"

    United States of America.

    M/S of a lady sitting on a chair in a garden with a little boy, also sitting on a chair. She asks the boy, Wayne, to name capitals. She gives him the name of several States in America and Wayne comes right back with the answer - three times for "Topeka, Topeka, Topeka!". He hesitates slightly on Boston.

    After prompting he says a little poem; it's pretty hard to make out what he says! It starts off like 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star', then the last two lines sound like "When the car goes off the track, then I want my nickel back!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1036.19
    Media URN:
    37005
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:18:00 / 01:39:46:00
    Canister:
    PT 071

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