Architects of important landmarks dressed as their designed buildings at Beaux- Arts Ball. They include, left to right, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, Ralph Walker as the Wall Street Building, Arthur J.Arwine as a low pressure heating boiler, A. Stewart as the Fuller Building and Joseph Freelander as the Museum of the City of New York. They each wore a helmet-like construction of the building they had designed (23 January 1931).
A man checks baskets and take out pigeons from one. He hand them over to a lady who releases them. The gathered crowd cheers and release more pigeons. Thousands of pigeons are seen flying in the sky. People release pigeons from other boxes too. Decoys lure pigeons to rival coops. Buildings are seen in the background. A man examines a pigeon.
12th Annual Communion Breakfast Mass of the Motion Picture Industry in New York City. Exterior of the St. Patrick's Cathedral. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph F. Flannelly presides over the religious ceremony. Cathedral is filled with worshipers. Afterwards,700 participants, from the Motion Picture Industry, proceed to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the Communion Breakfast. New York's Lt. Governor, Malcolm Wilson, speaks to the gathering. Among those seen are: John O'Conner, of Universal Pictures, attending with his daughter, Mrs. James Vaughn; Actress Thelm Ritter, and her husband; and Monsignor George Kelly,the featured speaker. Also seen were humorist, Harry Hirshfield; Charles Aliquot of the French press and Martin Frigley,Jr.
Many taxi cabs travel past Grand Central Terminal along Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States. Scene North of Grand Central with cars heading North on Park Avenue and flags of the Waldorf Astoria hotel visible at East side of street. Clear view of the Chrysler Building.
Negro soldiers of U.S. Army parade along a street in Astoria, New York during World War II. Negro soldiers and WACs (Women's Army Corps) parade.
Negro soldiers of U.S. Army train in Astoria, New York during World War II. Negro soldiers during a bayonet drill. The soldiers run across a ditch during the training.