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Garden City New York USA 1919 stock footage and images

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Contrast between the lifestyle of hectic workdays and quiet Sundays in New York City in the late 1940's after World War 2.

"City Pastorale" shows citizens of New York City hurrying about their business during workday on a street in New York City. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians. People riding on the subway. Views of workaday foot traffic along New York sidewalk in midtown Manhattan. Macy's department store. Racks of clothes being wheeled along the streets and sidewalks. Scenes of New Yorkers in hectic activity. In contrast, are shown peaceful scenic views of New York City. Penthouse gardens. Clothes drying on a rooftop line. People entering a number of different churches in Manhattan, New York. A woman in a garden. A man and a boy sit and read newspapers in the garden. The young boy looks at the "funny papers" (comic strips). A man walks with a child on a sidewalk. Cars parked. People chatting on the sidewalk of a New York city street. The Chrysler Building and nearby skyscrapers. People taking pictures with handheld cameras at a playground. Families with babies. Children playing in a park. Quiet streets. Car drives beneath an elevated train. Men walk on a ramp. People relax on beaches. Older women gathered together on the beach talking, while boys play in the sand at the edge of the surf. A huge crowd seated in a baseball stadium and watching a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, including a shot of Giants pitcher, #36 ( Mickey McGowan ?), throwing from the mound and, in another scene, Giants #23 (Clint Hartung ?) batting and striking out. Views of the fans watching the baseball game, including some men in suits and boys sitting together in the bleachers watching the game and eating ice cream on a stick. Visitors stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Date: 1948
Duration: 6 min 2 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
 
 
Mayor James Walker congratulates Charles Lindbergh on behalf of the City of New York

Aviator Charles Lindbergh returns after his trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris. Tug boats are jammed together next to the Department of Docks Building on Pier A, Hudson River, New York City. The clocktower, added to the Building in 1919, as America's first WWI memorial, is clearly visible.American flags and bunting everywhere. A small launch, carrying Lindbergh, makes its way, between tug boats and large ferry boats and throws a line to a larger passenger-filled boat nearby. In a precarious maneuver, persons in both boats help Lindbergh into the larger boat. He almost falls into the water, in the process. Lindbergh is wearing a leather flying jacket. At the Battery,policemen on foot, and on horseback and motorcycles restrain crowds. Lindbergh climbs into an open car, and the parade, in his honor commences. New Yorkers watch and cheer. Lindbergh's motorcade proceeds to lower Broadway. A ticker-tape parade in his honor. People on either side of the streets cheer and welcome Lindbergh. Motorcycle and mounted police escort him further to City Hall. Policemen control the crowd. City Hall: Officials welcome the aviator. A banner reads 'Welcome Lindbergh'. Lindbergh with various officials and officers on stage. He addresses the crowd. NY Mayor James Walker greets and congratulates Lindbergh.

Date: 1927
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Max Schmeling waits for bout as James J Braddock fails to come at Madison Square Garden in New York.

World's Heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden in New York, United States. People outside the garden to watch the bout. German Boxer Max Schmeling walks in and people gathered around him. People purchase tickets for the boxing bout from a counter. A hand holds two tickets of the bout which reads James J Braddock vs Max Schmeling. Large sign at the Madison Square Garden Bowl advertising the boxing match. Sweeping views of the empty Madison Square Garden Bowl arena in Long Island City. Only one spectator seated in the stands.

Date: 1937, June 7
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Manhattan Island, New York, from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, in 1919.

View from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, showing Grant's Tomb on a bluff above, circa 1919. (The tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant, in Riverside Park was completed in 1897. In the background, to the North, can be seen the Claremont Inn and Hendrik Hudson apartments. Following a slate reading "Hudson River," the film captures the scenes as the boat moves south along the Hudson. Grant's Tomb is still seen at the extreme north end of the view. But a cluster of tall apartment buildings dominates the bluff above the river. Closeup of a U.S. Pennsylvania-class Armored Cruiser anchored in the Hudson river, with small boats around it and men boarding her from them. Apartment buildings on Riverside Drive in the background. View progresses close to Manhattan Island, where Pier 7 of the U.S. Army Transport Service is seen with ships docked on either side. A docked ship emits heavy black smoke from one of its funnels. A commercial ferry boat passes in front of the camera vessel. More views of ocean-going ships docked on the Hudson river side of Manhattan. Smoke is coming from some of their stacks. The Hudson Terminal with the Singer Building and City Investing Building in the background. The Singer Building tower dominates the center of the view and the taller Woolworth Building is seen to its left (North), at 233 Broadway. Next are views of the Battery on the tip of Manhattan. The large low round structure in the foreground is the Castle Clinton housing the city aquarium. The prominent tall building behind it, to the left, is the Whitehall building at Battery Place. As the camera pans south around the tip of Manhattan, some sight-seeing boats are shown, docked at the waterfront.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Families relax under shade in Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo in New York City, United States.

Scenes from Central Park in New York City, United States. Families with children are seen throughout the park. Families relax under shade in the park. A family seated in a garden. A pram (stroller, carriage) in the foreground. A child seated on his father's lap on a park bench. Children laugh and enjoy. A happy and smiling boy. Families take children to watch the animals in the Central Park Zoo. Chimpanzee climbs on a bar. A Panda bear eating a bamboo shoot. A sleepy looking hippopotamus with his head lying down. Elsewhere in New York City as evening approaches: Vehicles on the street and passing under the Washington Square Arch. Skyscrapers in view. Evening in New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen from ground level. Lights on the buildings and skyscrapers of New York at night.

Date: 1948
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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