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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
 
 
American pioneers conquer the west in the 1800s, compared to 1940s workers

The U.S. Capitol dome at night. Montage of U.S. Declaration of Independence with view of U.S. founding fathers. Depiction of 17th century immigrants arriving in the U.S. Group of men marching while carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag. Depiction of Betsy Ross with U.S.A. flag. A covered wagon at sunset. 18th century men cutting down trees. 18th century men building a log cabin. Settlers arrive to the remains of their burned out cabin. A stage coach on the U.S. prairie. A covered wagon in the midwest. A stage coach traveling through grass lands. 18th century depiction of a western town in the U.S.A. A white man and a native american man driving the last spike to complete a railroad as the steam locomotive starts. An 18th century steam locomotive passes by. External view of 1940s factory. Inside 1940s factory men are building engines. Wide shot of workers entering factory. New York street scene. Los Angeles street scene. A rancher mends a barbed wire fence. Cowboys-ranchers on their horses. Fisherman pulling in nets on shore. Tobacco farming. Leather worker. Shirtless worker wielding a pick axe. Plant worker turning a large valve. A woman painter with a maritime village scene...perhaps Provincetown. A woman scientist in a laboratory. A 1940s family at the dinner table. Farm laborers harvesting melons. Man drives a tractor with woman riding behind him.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first draft lottery being conducted in Washington DC, under the 1940 Selective Service Act of 1940

The first Selective Service lottery conducted in Washington, DC, on October 29, 1940, in the United States. An American Legion member, in uniform, poses with Mrs. Robert Bell and her son and a young woman (her daughter?) after her son's draft number (158) had been the first one drawn in the Washington DC Lottery. Dr. Baxter talks with Mrs. Bell and asks why she exclaimed out loud when the first number was drawn. Dr. Baxter gives her the capsule in which her son's draft number was contained. Views of the audience at the The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, where the lottery was being conducted.

Date: 1940, October 29
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Famous football games between Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins and between Cornell and Dartmouth

Some 1940 U.S. football highlights. Scenes of a long touchdown run and an interception and touchdown run from the 1940 National Football League Championship Game that the Chicago Bears won 73-0, on December 8, 1940. Scenes from the Dartmouth-Cornell "Fifth-Down" game of November 16, 1940, with Cornell quarterback "Pop" Scholl throwing a "winning" touchdown pass to William Murphy.

Date: 1940
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A captain dons flying gear and gets into the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang aircraft in the United States.

Evolution of United States Air Force uniforms in the United States. A captain in a 1940 U.S. Army Air Corps uniform takes off an officer's hat and puts on a helmet in the cockpit of a United States Army Air Corps P-51 Mustang aircraft. The captain puts on a parachute. He walks up to the P-51 Mustang aircraft. He checks the propellers of the aircraft. He wears a jacket and then a parachute. He climbs into the cockpit of the aircraft. Another captain in a 1940 U.S. Army Air Corps uniform in front of a P-51 aircraft. The captain puts on a parachute.

Date: 1957, April
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People gather to watch the demonstrations by naval reservists at the Great Lakes training station in Illinois,United States.

The Naval reservists at the Great Lakes training station in Illinois, United States. The naval reservists standing on the ground and demonstrating their activities. The reservists demonstrating stretcher drill. People gather on the ground and watch the demonstrations. The reservists demonstrate a machine gun. The soldiers firing the machine gun. Smoke rises from the firing of the machine gun.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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