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.
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.
'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.
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.
Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.
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.