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New York City USA 1896 stock footage and images

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View of Herald Square in New York City

Early motion picture of Herald Square, in New York City. A couple of uniformed policemen direct traffic. Many pedestrians on the sidewalks. Several electric trolley cars drive about and a horse-drawn trolley is also seen. Filmed by Edison Company May 11, 1896, in New York City.

Date: 1896, May 11
Duration: 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Members of a civil organization parade on horseback, followed by a uniformed brass band, in New York City.

Several members of an organization parade on horseback on a street in New York City. They wear sashes displaying a small emblem, and are followed by a large uniformed brass band. Spectators line the sidewalks to watch. (Probably created by Edison Company cinematographers when they photographed many New York City scenes with a portable camera, in 1896)

Date: 1896
Duration: 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
New York City mounted police on horse back stage a charge in formation

A large contingent of New York City mounted police riding in formation, in Central Park, charge and stop only a few yards from the camera, where they linger and can be seen closeup. A horse carriage driving in the Park has to pull to the right edge of the path, to avoid them, as they ride past, 8 abreast. (Edison Company, 1896)

Date: 1896, October
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
View of New Black Diamond Express running on Lehigh Valley Railroad in Pennsylvania, United States

View of railroad workmen working on track for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The new Black Diamond Express railroad train from New York City, through Pennsylvanis, to Buffalo, New York. Locomotive seen emitting smoke and rounding a curve at a distance. Workers move off the track as train comes. Work crew supervisor waves two large white kerchiefs as the train approaches and passes. Trainman on board waves back with a kerchief.

Date: 1896
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
New York City scenes around 1950 and views of the Burlington Mills operations in North Carolina, USA.

Documentary titled 'Woven into the life of America', on manufacture of various types of garments by the Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. View of the Statue of Liberty and of New York City Manhattan Island skyline from the New York Harbor. A boat underway at harbor. Aerial view of tall buildings and skyscrapers of New York City. Streets of busy New York City, with pedestrians in 1950s fashions walking on sidewalks of New York City, and some shopping. Trendy clothes are displayed in a shop's window. A model wearing a night gown. A bride being dressed. A receptionist at the reception counter of the Burlington Mills. Employees at work on loom machines.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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