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Nashua wins the race at the Wood Memorial in Jamaica, New York.

Horse race at Wood Memorial in Jamaica, New York. People at Wood Memorial to watch the race. Jockeys on horse back. The race begins. Competition between Nashua and Summer Tan. Spectators in the stands cheer and watch the race. Nashua wins the race.

Date: 1955, April 25
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WPA improved facilities at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.

Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York during the Great Depression. An Eastern Airlines DC-3 airplane with painted words on side "The Great Silver Fleet" taxis on a runway at Floyd Bennett Airport field by Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, New York City. Narrator describes WPA improvements to the airport. Plane parks atop a novel turntable and then is rotated to desired position. Rear hatch opens and crew member steps out. Trap door on ground near plane opens revealing a stairwell downward which debarking passengers then use to walk toward the main terminal. View of skyport landing and takeoff area on the East River and a pontoon-equipped small aircraft coming in for landing at one of these two skyports providing air taxi service from Manhattan Island. Narrator indicates that one skyport is located at 31st Street and another at Wall Street.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Police smash their way through a Newspaper guild picket line at Jamaica in New York

Police smash their way through a Newspaper guild picket line at Jamaica in New York. A wounded man with bandages on his head. The protesting people carry banners in their hands. Women strikers come back protected by football helmets and baseball catcher's masks.

Date: 1937, April 26
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
African American children play in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.

African American children play baseball and other sports at a school playground in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. Girls play Jacks and Chinese Checkers. They also swing on a swing set. Children bathe at a fountain. Children nap on the ground. A teacher looks at drawings done by the children.

Date: 1960
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The 1955 Chrysler Falcon is unveiled at an exhibition in New York.

The 1955 Chrysler Falcon, designed by Virgil Exner with bodywork by Ghia, is unveiled at an auto exhibition in New York. View of the exposed exhaust system attached to the car. A woman at the steering wheel operates the controls of the car. A man drives a 1955 Chrysler Falcon. The man operates the buttons in the car.

Date: 1955, September 5
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New 1955 model year sports cars are displayed at the 3rd International Motor Sports Show in New York.

The 3rd International Motor Sports Show in New York. The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is featured at the show. Removal of the 300SL steering wheel is demonstrated. An Alfa-Romeo B.A.T. is displayed, with a price of 25,000 USD. The pop out headlights of the B.A.T. are demonstrated. The Hudson Italia is displayed. The Packard Panther is shown on a turntable. A small car with three headlights is shown. A woman seated in a sports car waves.

Date: 1954, February 22
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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