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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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Premier Mossadegh of Iran addresses UN Security Council, Flushing Meadows, New York

U.S. Council representative, Austin R. Warren, arriving by car at entrance to the UN meeting building, Flushing Meadows, New York. Gladwyn Jebb, representative of the United Kingdom, arriving. Council President for the month, J.C. Muniz, at the table. Jebb and Warren at the table. Warren picks up his headset. Delegates making notes before the start of meeting. Premier Mossadegh of Iran settles at a seat, opens his brief case and prepares to speak. After several others speak, Mossadegh addresses the Council. Flag of Iran displayed on flag pole outside the building. Flags of other nations displayed. View of meeting building at Flushing Meadows, with cars driving past on Cross Island Parkway.

Date: 1951, October 15
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing, New York.

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.

Date: 1939, April 30
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Meeting of United Nations Security Council at Flushing Meadows, New York.

Officials and visitors seen in audience, during meeting of United Nations Security Council, in Flushing Meadows, New York. Cinematographers record event from booth above meeting hall. Andrei Gromyko of the USSR sits next to Polish delegate, Ludwik Rajchman. Press photographers take pictures of people in the audience, including two fashionable women in furs. 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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