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Astoria New York USA 1931 stock footage and images

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Architects dressed as buildings at Beaux Arts Ball.

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).

Date: 1931, January 23
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
10,000 pigeons released from baskets in great "chuck-up" amidst large crowd in Astoria, New York.

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.

Date: 1931, November 9
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Philip Hauser briefs George Stone on U.S. census from 1820 to 1931 in USA; also some Wall Street depression scenes

George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser at the presentation of U.S. census. A slide of U.S. map appears on the screen. 1820 and population figures are marked on part of the map inhabited at that time. The reasons for the increase in the population are discussed by George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser. In the next slide census figures of 1830 appears. Concern for the handicapped lead to including of deaf, dumb and blind category in this census is shown. Dr Philip Hauser shows cartoons appearing in newspapers of that time to George Stone. In the next slide, census figures of 1850 and 7 classes of occupation of people are seen. A percentage representation of various occupations in the population is given in the next slide. The stress on accuracy of 1850 census is seen in the next slide. A comparison of number of occupations of males and females from 1840 to 1870 is shown in the next slide. Census of 1930 is mentioned in the next slide. 1931 is shown as a Special Unemployment Census. Newspaper headlines about stock market crash is seen. Around clip timecode 8:13 are images of Wall Street stock exchange floor near time of stock market crash. Wall Street region in New York City filled with people and views of lines or queues for homeless, unemployed, or food during the Great Depression.

Date: 1960
Duration: 9 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
12th Annual Motion Picture Industry Communion Breakfast Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral; Breakfast at Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

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.

Date: 1962, March 5
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes on Park Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA.

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.

Date: 1948
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro soldiers of U.S. Army and WACs (Women's Army Corps) parade in Astoria, New York during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944, April
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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