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Long Island New York USA 1960 stock footage and images

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New York Urban Planner, Robert Moses, at his desk in New York City

Robert Moses,controversial visionary urban planner of bridges, highways, and worlds fairs, inter alia, for New York City, from the 1920s through about the 1960s. He is seen at a desk in his office, wearing shirt and tie, but no jacket. A large map of Greater New York, including New Jersey and Long Island, is on the wall behind him. He makes and receives telephone calls. Scene shifts to another office, where he appears wearing a jacket. He reviews papers containing planning ideas including sketches. Mr. Moses annotates some of the documents.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A new amphibious sports car known as the Amphicar being tested at Long Island in New York.

A new amphibious sports car 'Amphicar' being tested at Long Island in New York. The car is navigated through a river. The Amphicar successfully crosses the river and reaches the shore.

Date: 1960, April 14
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film juxtaposes transportation of electricity, with transportation of people, and shows myriad uses of electricity.

Electric power lines and insulators. A bridge across a river in United States. Cars pass on it in wintertime, with snow at edge of road on a cold morning. High voltage long distance electric transmission lines and towers. Statue of Liberty from behind, with helicopter flying past it. Series of very close-up views of appliances and conveniences that use electricity: Chicken roasting on electric powered rotisserie. Clock hands moving on electric powered clock. Person turns on electric desk lamp. Electric powered beaters spinning. Electric powered industrial machining operation. A couple dancing to music powered by electricity. Several kinds of electric transmission lines. Electricity in the 1960s office environment: Hand dialing a rotary dial telephone; adding machine; close-up views of typewriter in operation; punch card sorter for punch cards of early computer; early computer tape drive spinning; warning lights. Closeup views of fingers pressing keys and dialing. Nighttime view of Times Square on Manhattan Island, New York City with many illuminated commercial signs and neon signs.

Date: 1967
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An icon of Virgin Mary which wept when a worshiper prayed in front of it is enshrined in Saint Paul Cathedral on Long Island.

An icon of Virgin Mary enshrined in Long Island, New York. Exterior of a house. People gather outside the house. The icon is said to have wept when a Mrs. Pagona Catsounis of Island Park, NY prayed in front of it. The Priest, Fr. George Papadeas carrying the icon coming out of the house. They proceed towards Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Hempstead. Interior of the church where The icon is enshrined.

Date: 1960, March 24
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to watch the American Trotting Championship held in Long Island, New York.

Teams participate in the American Trotting Championship held in Long Island, New York. People gather in a large number to watch the championship. The race in progress. People cheer and applaud. The Silver Song team wins the championship.

Date: 1960, August 15
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
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