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Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Martin Seaplane loaded aboard a freighter in Jersey City, New Jersey.

A seaplane transported to Soviet Union. 46 ton heavy Martin seaplane ready to be loaded aboard a freighter in Jersey City, New Jersey. Plane hoisted in a sling as it is loaded on to the freighter.

Date: 1938, April 13
Duration: 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Anti-Red supporters of Mayor Frank Hague cause jam at Journal Square during a demonstration in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Demonstration by anti-red supporters of Mayor Frank Hague in Jersey City,New Jersey. The people march on a street and jam Journal Square. They carry flags and banners. The supporters burst fireworks during the demonstration.

Date: 1938, June 8
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Richard Nixon tours the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey

Presidential tour of proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, standing in front of the Presidential Aircraft at Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, with Governor William Thomas Cahill, of New Jersey, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, Mayor Kenneth Allen Gibson, of Newark, and Mayor John Lindsay, of New York City. The President's helicopter maneuvering over the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area. President Nixon speaking about the project in Hangar 14 at Newark Airport, Newark, N.J. Seated on the stage are: Governor Cahill, Secretary of Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, Governor Rockefeller, Mayor Gibson, and Mayor Lindsay. The President shakes hands with the Governors and Mayors after concluding his remarks.

Date: 1971, May 10
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Two men climb Colgate Clock in Jersey City, New Jersey and many people reset their clocks back at end of daylight savings time

Two men climb Colgate Clock dial in Jersey City, New Jersey to reset it back at the end of daylight savings time. A woman adjusts her watch while an overlay of clock hands is seen. A bum wakes up while sleeping on a bench. He adjusts his alarm clock. The homeless man goes back to sleeping on the park bench. A bag piper in Scottish outfit removes and alarm clock from his hat, adjusts it, and then returns it to his hat. Street sweepers with brooms and trash bins adjust their watches. A horse pulled wagon passes by behind sweepers. View of an old fashioned radio. View of Napoleon Lebrun & Sons Metropolitan Life Insurance clock tower at Madison Square garden in New York.

Date: 1931, September 28
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Warships of the U.S. Navy fleet in the Hudson River on Navy Day in 1945

View of the Hudson River from an aircraft flying North, over the New Jersey shoreline. United States Navy warships are seen in the Hudson River, on the occasion of President Truman's first official visit to New York City, on Navy Day, October 27, 1945. Approximately 50 ships were anchored in the Hudson. The first clearly identified is the Battleship, USS Missouri(BB-63) with the Destroyer USS Renshaw (DD-499) tied alongside (bringing President Truman aboard during his review of the fleet). Others seen include the USS Midway (CVB-41); the USS Enterprise (CV-6); The USS Augusta (CA-31); and the USS Boise (CL-47). Several more surface ships are seen followed by six submarines on the surface, as the aircraft approaches the George Washington Bridge. More warships seen North of the bridge. Scene shifts to the USS Missouri and USS Renshaw, again. Next, the aircraft flies past a Navy blimp hovering below, over the river. The Aircraft Carriers, Enterprise and Midway are seen again. Glimpses of the New York City shore and buildings are seen at times in the film, as well as the palisades on the New Jersey shore, near the George Washington Bridge.

Date: 1945, October 27
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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