Paper print. Early illusory motion picture, from turn of 20th century. Depicts a man pedalling a flying machine above scenes of New York City. Bridges of New York City are recognizable in the images below the man, including the Brooklyn Bridge. The man and machine appear to fall down at end of scene.
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.
A film titled 'Skating on Lake, Central Park.' The view is of a frozen lake in Central Park, in Manhattan, New York City, crowded with ice skaters. Children seen skating along with elders in the park.
A film titled 'Beginning of a skyscraper'. View of an excavation site in New York City. Workmen with pick-axe and shovels are seen digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen. Smoke seen rising up.
A film titled 'A Perilous Proceeding'. A group of men climb on the cable and bucket of a large crane at the top of a building under construction. The men are lifted over the site and gradually lowered to the ground..
Buffalo Fire Department in action in Buffalo, New York. Firemen loaded onto large horse-drawn wagons accompanied by several pieces of firefighting apparatus, including two smoking steam pump engines. (Filmed by Edison Company, June, 1897) Note: The 1902 date on the Library of Congress leading title is in error.