People pushing a flight to the track as the 10th Annual Soaring Contest gets underway in Elmira, New York. The motorless flight takes off. Flights tied with wire. Two flights flying in the sky. United States flag waves and a flight passing by.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York. Frank Hawks starts the show. The glider pilots gathered around a glider on ground. Glider catapults from a mountain to begin its flight. Formation of five gliders. Various gliders catapult. Gliders land on ground. Jack O'Meara with his Baker McMillen Cadet II
Eight National Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York. More than fifty aircraft take part in the contest. People seated to watch gliders take off. The gliders on a field. A mechanical launching device being demonstrated as a glider takes off. A roller with strings rotates as the glider takes off. The glider in flight and lands.
Shows pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York. Several gliders in flight. Richard C. Dupont in his glider attains 6500 feet and breaks the American record for motor-less aircraft.
Crowd cheers and waves during New York Yankees and New York Giants game in the 1936 World Series at Polo Grounds IV in Manhattan, New york. Yankee manager, Joe McCarthy and Giants manager, Bill Terry on the field and they shake hands. Governor of New York State Herbert H. Lehman throws out first pitch, with Mayor La Guardia beside him. Babe Ruth, guest of honor, watches the match. Crowd cheer as the game proceeds. In next segment: Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair Corporation points out highlights of 1939 New York World's Fair on a preliminary model with the help of a stick, for visiting dignitaries. Footage from a September 1961 newsreel hightlighting stories from 25 years earlier.