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Crowded beaches of Coney Island in southernmost Brooklyn, New York.

Subway train with Coney Island destination sign on its front, arrives in station. Coney Island in Brooklyn borough of the New York City. Sign reads ‘Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Exit’. Pedestrians cross a road. Crowded beach at Coney Island. People swim in water. People walking on the boardwalk. Parachute jump tower at the Coney Island. People enjoy thrill rides including Ferris wheel and roller coaster at Coney Island. Soldiers and sailors among those enjoying the rides. View of Coney Island at night.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Family outing at beach, Coney Island, New York

Family group at beach in Coney Island. Ladies well dressed in fashions of the day, sit on edge of boardwalk protected by beach umbrella and parasols. A very young child also fashionably dressed stands near them under the umbrella. A young man in suit and tie, wearing a straw hat, chats with one of the women. On the sand, several older children in swimming attire, of the period, play with one another. Surf can be seen in the background. (Edison Company, 1898)

Date: 1898
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Coney Island, New York City, street scene

A street in Coney Island, New York City. People in the streets in the United States. A man rides a bicycle along a street. A banner suspended across the road reads: 'Lunch Room'. People on cycles, horse drawn surrey, and other modes of transport on the street. Many pedestrians stroll along the sidewalk, past large restaurant building.

Date: 1898
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of New York City around the turn of the 20th Century

Streets of New York city around the turn of the 20th century, showing horse-drawn vehicles and people, in dress of the times, going about their daily affairs.Transportation is primarily dependent upon the horse. A man and woman on the street pull a fire alarm and scene shifts to a firehouse with firemen responding to alarm, sliding down a pole and hitching up their horses and engines. The Horse-drawn fire engines rush down the street as spectators watch from the sidewalks. City street with merchants selling wares outside, in front of their establishments. Boys,wearing knickers (knickerbocker trowsers) playing stickball in the street. Horses pulling wagons underneath the elevated railroad train tracks, where a steam locomotive is pulling a passenger train. People gathering in front of a baseball park advertising a game between New York and Chicago. Scenes of amusements at Coney Island. Women gather to climb aboard an open train to an amusement.Views of the "Shoot-the-Chute" concession at Luna Park, with patrons riding down the chute in boats. Women patronizing a concession that offers camel rides. The beach at Coney Island, crowded with bathers, on its sands. City dwellers cooling off in water from a fire hydrant on the city street in front of their houses.

Date: 1903
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Steeplechase Park on Coney Island New York

Steeplechase Park on Coney Island New York. Women and children sit on a rotating wheel of a ride called the Human Roulette Wheel. Many have slid from the center of the wheel and lie trapped at its outer edge until the ride is finished. Rocking bridge. Water ride, Steeplechase ride, with horses on steel tracks. Staircase from 'Golden Stand' to top of the slide. People slide down. 'Steeplechase' stand in background. People watch 'Human Pool Table,' where persons are seen coming out of a chute (slide) onto a table with rotating discs that shunted them about in all directions. Man at Steeplechase stand. Gents Toilet in background. People take a roller coaster ride. Men and women on Coney Island beach.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
America plunged into World War 2. Montage of various World War II scenes over the span of the war years

American Jitterbug dancers seen at a contest in 1938. View of shoes, as wearers beat time to music. Stadium of people cheer for a dancing cinematographer. In contrast, Nazi troops seen parading by torchlight. Nazi flags everywhere and Nazi party ceremonies, overseen by Adolf Hitler, in Germany. Nazis burning books. "Attention Jews" with skull and crossbones painted on stores and business establishments. Nazi Storm Troopers intimidating Jewish businesses and advocating boycott. Glimpse of Heinrich Himmler, in foreground, and Hermann Goering, in center of group of Nazi officials. Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers attacking Poland in 1939. German artillerymen firing heavy guns. A German railroad gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from Ju-52 trimotor transport aircraft. In contrast, patrons are seen descending in parachutes on the Parachute Jump ride at Coney Island Steeplechase Park, in Brooklyn, New York. Life Savers company sponsorship sign seen atop the parachute jump tower. People eating hot dogs, and firing guns at the shooting gallery on Coney Island's boardwalk. Germans march Polish prisoners of war. German troops entering Denmark and Norway. German troops passing a road sign for Chemin des Dames in Picardy, Northern France. Bomb exploding at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. American forces engaged in war against japan in the Pacific and against the Axis powers in Europe. U.S. soldiers throwing hand grenades. American wounded being carried on litters. People cheering liberating Allied forces in a European town. British soldiers on a vehicle displaying cartoon of Churchill. Soviet forces advancing in snow. U.S. steel and war plants in operation. Men and women working in American defense plants and war materiel factories, using drills, lathes, and power tools in the spirit of "Rosie the riveter." C.I.O. Poster to promote voting, during the war. Closeup of Sidney Hillman, President of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Spectators line sidewalks to get glimpse of President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) in a motorcade. Silhouette of two soldiers helping wounded comrade. FDR's funeral cortege. U.S. troops taking a break, in a war zone. American school children run into a field. An atomic bomb explosion.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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