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New York City New York USA 1919 stock footage and images

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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
 
 
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
 
 
Montage of scenes depicting America in World War I, from 1917 to 1919.

U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson signs the declaration of war during World War I. U.S. ships sink after torpedo attacks. United States troops aboard a troop carrier ship bound tor France. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt. U.S. troops disembarking on docks in France. Navy ships being built in U.S. shipyard. Allied troops attack across no man's land. Allied rail gun firing. U.S.Soldiers fire howitzers. Smoke pours out of Allied biplane aircraft after being shot down. German troops fighting in trenches. A horse falls into a trench after being shot. Tanks in action. Tanks advance and fire. German machine gunners. German prisoners walk in a line. American troops in France celebrate the end of hostilities with the Armistice on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month, 1918. The American flag flies on a pole as a symbol of victory. Huge crowds of Americans celebrate in Manhattan, New York city, waving newspapers with headlines announcing German surrender. In 1919, President Wilson and General John (Black Jack) Pershing review victorious American troops marching in Chaumont, France (Pershing's headquarters). Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy with Secretary of the Navy, Daniels, in France. U.S. troops board transport ships for home. Returning U.S. Armies hold a victory parade in Manhattan, New York City, where they parade through a temporary Victory Arch constructed expressly for the purpose in Madison Square. Hydrogen balloons decorate the Arch. New York City mounted police monitor the crowds.

Date: 1917
Duration: 4 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Victory Parade in honor of returned negro troops from 369th Infantry, 93rd Division, pass the Public Library in New York City

Victory Parade in honor of the returned negro troops of the 369th Infantry, 93rd Division, at end of World War I (these forces were also known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment or Old Fifteenth; and nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters). Elevated view of Negro troops and marching band (possibly that of James Reese Europe) marching past the New York Public Library in New York City, United States. Governor Smith and Mrs. Smith of New York State among the spectators in the grandstand. Huge crowd gathered to watch the ongoing parade. Sunset view of a couple standing on a bridge with background of World War 1 era U.S. Navy battleships anchored in harbor (presumably New York harbor).

Date: 1919, February 17
Duration: 5 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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 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. 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
 
 
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
 
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