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Scenes of life and American lifestyle in many American cities in late 1940s; famous American landmarks.

Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.

Date: 1949
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Boy Scouts visit the Pentagon building and meet U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal during Boy Scout Week 1949.

Eagle Scouts from the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia during Boy Scout Week 1949 (celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America). The group of Boy Scouts on the steps of the Pentagon building. The Boy Scouts look around at the building and surroundings. The scouts walk up the stairs and enter the Pentagon building. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal seated in his office. The Defense Secretary meets with the scouts and talks to them. He shakes hands with various Boy Scouts. The 12 scouts in the group are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Brigadier General Prichard talking to Boy Scouts in his office at the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia.

Eagle rank Boy Scouts representing the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia, during Boy Scout Week 1949. The interiors of the office of U.S. Army Brigadier General Vernon E Prichard. Boy Scouts arrive in the office and meet Brigadier General Prichard. A wall map in the background. Brigadier General Prichard speaks to the boys. The Vice Chief of Staff General Joseph Lawton Collins, talking to the boys in his office. The 12 Boy Scout representatives are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary. In New York: American Legionnaires Parade. Communists parade. Catholics protest against Russia

Views of St.Stephen's Cathedral, Budapest, Hungary. Cardinal Mindszenty and retinue enter St. Stephen's Cathedral. Dark interior of cathedral. Cardinal Mindszenty and priests leaving cathedral. Cardinal in procession during festival. The crowd is blessed in Blessing ceremony. Several graves in woods, marked with wooden crosses. Hungarian Communist Leader Mathius Rakosi speaks. Photograph of Cardinal during his trial in Hungary. Comparison of Cardinal Mindszenty's signatures made in 1947 with that ostensibly signed to his confession in 1949. Massed American flags carried by members of the American Legion, in May Day loyalty Parade passing Central Park, in New York City. Small parade of Communists Sympathizers in New York. People carry banners reading: "Against KKK; Against War Bases in Africa; Against Universal Military Training; The Soviet Union Wants Peace; Return to Roosevelt's Peace Policy." One man carrys sign reading: "Hail the State of Israel." Roman Catholic Priests lead 'Procession of protests' against Russia,. at New York Polo grounds

Date: 1949
Duration: 1 min 40 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
 
 
New York Giants manager Leo Durocher brushes off reporters, 1949

Newsreel clip begins with views inside and outside the Polo Grounds, the home stadium of baseball's New York Giants. Fans leave through the center field gates at the end of a game. Baseball commissioner Happy Chandler smiles and poses for the camera at his desk. Giants manager Leo Durocher, wearing 1940s-style street clothes, disembarks from a plane with other members of the team. Reporter shouts "Leo!" at him and photographer asks him to wave, to no response. At Polo Grounds, Giant players and coaches walk down the staircase from the center field clubhouse to the field. Durocher says a few words to reporters. Durocher walks across the field and into the Giants' dugout. (Note: Silent except for moment of wild sound when reporter calls out to Durocher)

Date: 1949, May 5
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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