Was there a solar eclipse that a south-central Pennsylvania school child might have seen around 1935? First, my apologies to the gentleman who asked this question at our pre-eclipse show on August 13. He remembers smoking glass in prepartion for viewing the event. [Don’t do this, kids! Keep your quality-controlled, ISO-certified solar glasses.] Anyway, I intended to post an answer that week, but before I could research, NASA redirected all its web eclipse traffic to their “eclipse 2017” site. But now the information is back. Here is the map of North American total eclipses of the sun from 1901-1950.
I hope this helps, sir!