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Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

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.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hogan, Snead and other players in the Goodall Round-Robin Tournament at the Fresh Meadows Club in Flushing, New York.

Ben Hogan wins the Goodall Palm Beach Round-Robin Tournament at the Fresh Meadows Club in Flushing, New York. Players make the strokes. Ben Hogan and Sam Snead stroke the ball during the match. An audience watches the game. Ben Hogan gets the championship trophy. He poses.

Date: 1940, May 20
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
'Aquazanies' entertain with comedy diving acts at an Aquashow in Flushing, Long Island.

'Aquazanies' entertain with comedy diving acts at an Aquashow in Flushing, Long Island. A diver takes position on a diving board at the pool. He executes a forward somersault dive. 'Aquazanies', a troop of men who perform comedy and diving acts. Aquazanies dressed in funny costumes rush onto the diving boards, and jump into the water. They dance outside the pool. Several stunt jumps of the aqua zanies are seen, as they jump from spring and platform boards, including stunts where the divers jump together, intersect during jumps, and belly flop into the pool.

Date: 1949, September 2
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ford Pavilion Exhibits at the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York.

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.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
J.Edgar Hoover describes the problem of enemy agents and Nazi sympathizers in the United States in 1940.

Director of the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J.Edgar Hoover, addresses Americans in military service in 1940. He speaks about enemy agents sent to the United States to undermine the war effort. Scene shifts to a 1940 nighttime view of New York City with lights on in its buildings. Sound of Benny Goodman's orchestra in background. Glimpse of water displays at the New York World's Fair. Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball team playing a game at Ebbets Field. A large field of wheat being harvested by a mechanical reaper, in an American western state. American soldiers putting on civilian clothes for weekend passes. Views of various American cities and towns with cars driving on parkways, shoppers and pedestrians walking in business districts. Closeup of a German agent, ostensibly being apprehended while beaming information to Germany via shortwave radio. German documents are on his desk. A submarine periscope tracks across surface of water. A torpedo races through the water leaving a trail of bubbles. An American ship, ostensibly being torpedoed in the Caribbean. Letters being mailed to so-called "mail drops" in Spain and South America. An intercepted letter with military information being highlighted. A brick house, outside Los Angeles, where an unidentified man is seen, whom narrator (J.Edgar Hoover) describes as " This self-appointed Dictator, who set himself up in the business of promoting Nazism." A picture of Adolf Hitler is seen on his wall. Near Chicago, a wooden sign reads, "Camp Hindenburg., Two miles." American Nazi youth are seen parading there. A newspaper shows a picture of Nazi youth at Camp Nordland, in New Jersey where young American Nazi girls are seen parading. In Yaphank, on long Island, New York, American Nazis are seen parading. The head of the German-American Bund, Fritz Kuhn, is seen at an outdoor podium giving a speech, while surrounded and guarded by uniformed Bund members. He is enthusiastically applauded by members of the audience. Several women with babies in carriages, cross at a corner in New York City. Some receive notices being passed out by a young man, announcing a "Mass Demonstration for true Americans" (to be held at Madison Square Garden). A swastika appears on each notice. View from a high point overlooking a crowd of 22 thousand American Nazis gathered in Madison Square Garden, on Feb. 20, 1939. An honor guard parades as drummers play from the stage. A mass of men holding American flags, and one holding a banner showing a swastika and words in German. Audience members all render the Nazi salute and shout "Heil." Files in the FBI offices labeled "German Agents." The file of Walter Kappe, one of the leaders of the Chicago Free Society of Teutonia and German American Bund is shown. Narrator, Hoover, says, " he was a Lieutenant in the German Army and the Leader of German sabotage in the United States." View of a vast array of desks and files in the FBI where men and women work on fingerprints. A man projects fingerprints on a screen, as Hoover speaks of the files revealing that "innocent appearing persons, applying for work in United States war plants, had been convicted of espionage in the last world war."Two men look over an FBI chart showing the location of every key spy and mail drop in North and South America

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Meeting of United Nations Security Council at Lake Success, New York.

Officials and visitors seen in audience, during meeting of United Nations Security Council, at Lake Success, New York (During timeframe that large UN General Assembly had been meeting at Flushing Meadows, New York.) Camera men record event from booth above meeting hall. Close up view of camera man operating motion picture camera in recording booth. Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union sits next to Polish delegate, Ludwik Rajchman. Press photographers take pictures of people in the audience, including two fashionable women in 1940s fashions including fur coats. Joao Carlos Muniz, of Brazil, is seen with bandages on his face. He chats with Australian delegate, Herbert Vere Evatt. USA delegate, Edward Stettinius is seen, next to Sir Alexander Cadogan of the United Kingdom.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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