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.
Water skiers including United States champion Bruce Parker ski in Flushing Bay, New York. Women on the shoulders of men skiing. One couple falls in the water.
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 Ford Pavilions in the Ford Exposition. People stand outside the Ford Pavilion. Exterior of the building. Statues and flags in front of the building. Interior of the building. Visitors enter the building to gain knowledge about Ford and modern industry. They view historic Ford cars. Then they view the new 1940 cars: Ford, Ford Deluxe, Mercury, Lincoln Zephyr, and Lincoln. Visitors view Henry Ford's first gasoline engine. A giant moving mural by Henry Billings symbolizing the dependence of industry on pure science. The Industrial Hall, featuring a giant Ford Cycle of Production exhibit that traces the progress of 27 raw materials through their production cycle to a finished Ford vehicle. Demonstrations of manual, hand-production versus mechanized production and comparison of costs, with cost for a hand-produced car ringing in around 17,000 dollars.
Wendell L. Willkie, defeated 1940 Republican Presidential Candidate, leaves New York City, from Laguardia Seaplane Base on a Pan American World Airways Boeing 314 'Clipper' flying boat. Willkie and other passengers walk along a pier. Willkie waves his hat and boards a Pan American World Airways Boeing 314 'Clipper' flying boat. Members of crew on the pier. Boeing 314 taxis on waterways and takes off. Boeing 314 in flight. A Boeing 314 lands in Flushing Bay, New York City, and is pulled backwards to dock at the Laguardia Pan American Airways Seaplane Base. A gas tank of the New York Consolidated Edison Company is seen on the shore. Passengers deplane and walk on floating dock to terminal building.
The 1939 World's Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York. The President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, inaugurates the opening ceremony. King George and Queen Elizabeth of Britain welcomed by crowds as they visit the World's Fair. Lighted water fountains and people emerging from a tunnel through a water fall. A woman acrobat rides a zip line down into the crowd gathered at the World's Fair. Theme of the ceremony with statue of Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline. Closing of the World's Fair in the fall of 1940 includes a parade and fireworks.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. Views at the Ford Exposition where fair visitors get into a new 1940 car by Ford, Lincoln, or Lincoln Zephyr for a ride on the "Road of Tomorrow" demonstrating modern highway advances. Views from within a car traveling on the "Road of Tomorrow" with narration describing the scenes, including the Spiral Ramp. Multiple Ford cars traveling on the Spiral Ramp and through a tunnel in the Ford Building at the fair. The Landscape Garden Court with fountains and plantings. The "New World Ensemble" playing together on a bandstand. An exhibition of dancers. They dance beneath a giant sign, "Savoy - World's Greatest Colored Dancers". Couples skate on an ice rink. A ski jumper demonstrates ski jumping. View of the Parachute Jump "Life Saver" ride in action. Men push adult women in large covered strollers. Souvenir and snack stands, and people eating on park benches as well as restaurants at the Fair. Night views of fountains, lights shows, and fireworks.