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Atlantic City New Jersey USA 1953 stock footage and images

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Buildings, boardwalk, beach, and Steel Pier of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Atlantic City, New Jersey. Views of buildings in the city from a higher building, looking out over the city. View of the Atlantic City boardwalk, with walkers on it. Group of men playing a ball game on the Bathing Beach in Atlantic City. Then the men climb on top of each other, one on the shoulders of another. Pilings and rocks with the surf coming in. Buildings on the beach. Steel Pier is seen in the distance.

Date: 1917
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lucy, the elephant building made of wood and tin, seen near Atlantic City in Margate, New Jersey, United States

Structure of a giant, hollow wooden elephant building. Dubbed Lucy, this building was built in 1882. It weighs 90 tons and has a substructure of wood and skin made of hammered tin. Men and women tourists go inside the elephant building through a door in the elephants leg at bottom. It is located near the Atlantic coast, in Margate, New Jersey, United States, two miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Date: 1919
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Fire fighters tackle with forest fire near the Atlantic City in New Jersey, USA.

Wind swept forest fire destroys thousands of acres of woods near the Atlantic City in New Jersey, United States. Fire fighters work day and night to fight the blazing forest inferno.

Date: 1951, May 10
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Soviet military on parade in Red Square. U.S. Army placing gun batteries in residential areas of Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Opening scene shows animated map of northern part of the earth, centered on the North Pole. It depicts the shortened flitght paths between various parts of the Soviet Union, and the United States via polar routing. The Soviet Red flag flying on a flag pole. A large number of Soviet Tupolev Tu-2 bombers parked at an airfield. (They are equipped with four-bladed AV-9VF-21K variable pitch propellers.) Several Tu-2 aircraft in flight. Closeup of aircraft's twin tail showing dihedral angle between them, as viewed from tail of the aircraft. View of military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Numerous open army trucks, filled with Soviet troops, drive in formation. In a closeup, the Soviet State Museum building dominates the background. Closeup of Georgi Malenkov (who was named premier and first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, upon the death of Joseph Stalin, in March 1953). He reviews the parade from the Kremlin. Soviet Secret Police Chief, Lavrentiy Beria, stands beside him. Army motorcycle troops pass in formation. Lenin Mausoleum and Kremlin Walls in background. Closeup of Soviet military veterans in civilian clothes, with medals, watching the parade. More troops in open trucks. They pass large posters of Lenin and Stalin. Closeups of Soviet civilians including women and children. A group of Asian persons watching the parade. View from a high point overlooking Red Square showing lines of army trucks snaking around both sides of St. Basil's Cathedral, as they leave the square, past Lenin's Tomb. Closeup of Soviet soldiers saluting with rifles as they pass reviewing stand. Their truck is towing a field howitzer equipped with two tires on each axle. Closeups of several towed howitzers. Scene shifts to Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, where army jeeps and artillery pieces maneuver on the city streets, in preparedness exercises during the Cold War. A woman hanging laundry out to dry on a line. Artillery being placed in a vacant lot near a residential neighborhood. A woman looks out her apartment window at the gun being placed in the lot. Soldiers uncover it, revealing a 120 mm M1 anti-aircraft gun. Young boys watch the activity from a backyard, where clothes are on a line to dry. The soldiers erect a radar antenna on a fire control trailer. Two women watch the activity from their apartment window. Closeup of the gun installed and ready. A radar antenna rotating in the field. A battery of several antiaircraft guns installed in the field. Cars and pedestrians on busy streets and sidewalks in the city. Children playing on monkey bars in a park. Distant view of military temporary buildings and guns installed near apartment buildings. An alarm clock. A rotating radar antenna. A civilian asleep in his bed. A soldier steps from his unit's orderly room and blows a whistle. The disturbed civilian in bed looks at his clock reading 5:30 AM and expresses disgust. He is next seen with friends, registering a complaint with an Army Captain in his office, who agrees to resolve the matter. An Army Officer is seen standing at a large chalk board explaining how and why anti aircraft guns are being installed across the area, as civilians watch and listen to his explanation

Date: 1953
Duration: 5 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hotels, shops and tourists (many in Rolling Chairs) enjoying the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Hotels and boardwalk of Atlantic City. Men, women and children walk (or "promenade") on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey in front of the Ritz Hotel. The Hotel Traymore is also seen in the background. Many tourists are seated in 3-wheeled small vehicles or Rolling Chairs to take a tour of the boardwalk and city, each vehicle pushed by a man on foot. The tourists are well dressed in early 1900's fashions. Large billboard high in the background reads "Fatima". Groups of women walk arm-in-arm. Boys take interest in the camera and play near by. Store front sign for Adams Baths among the shops in the background, located on the Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue.

Date: 1917
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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