Wiley Post on arrival at Floyd Bennett field in New York, after flying around the world in 8 days. People take dinner at dining table to celebrate the setting of a new record in aviation. Crowd stands around the aircraft after arrival. Motorcade of Wiley Post in New York City. People welcome him with ticker tape parade in New York. Mayor of New York city, John Patrick O'Brien presents him with Medal of Valor. Next segment covers pilot Colonel Roscoe Turner who sets a new record of 10 hours and 5 minutes flying coast to coast from New York to Los Angeles. His Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft is seen landing and Roscoe Turner smiles broadly for the camera. He won the Bendix Trophy. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York after completing his solo flight around the world in a just under 8 days. People gather in a large number to welcome him. They gather around his aircraft. Scene shifts to streets of New York City where Wiley Post is honored with a ticker tape parade for his Around The World achievement. The aviator seated aboard a jeep passing by. People celebrate and greet him. He is bestowed with the Medal of Valor by New York City Mayor John P. O'Brien. Next segment shows plane of American aviator Roscoe Turner landing, after his record-setting flight from New York to Los Angeles in 10 hours and 5 minutes flying his Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft. This won him the 1933 Bendix Trophy. Close view of Roscoe Turner smiling from the cockpit of his aircraft. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Fleet of Savio-Marchetti SM.55 lead by Italo Balbo land in Chicago Illinois for the Chicago World's Fair. Sailors and citizens greet Italo Balbo and his air fleet on his arrival. Huge crowd gathered to welcome him as he drives through a parade in New York City before returning to Italy. Italo Balbo waves to the American people in New York. From a November 27, 1958 newsreel feature "25 years ago today".
Time lapse view of dawn breaking over Manhattan Island. Skyscrapers in New York City in 1958. People emerging from subway train station. Pedestrians cross road as taxi cabs and 1950s era cars pass by. Pigeons in a park. Aerial views of pedestrians, traffic, crossroads, buildings, and skyscrapers of Manhattan skyline. Lights in skyscraper windows at night. Clouds in the background. Aerials of traffic at night. Timelapse view of sunset and night scenes in Manhattan.
Before his death, Pope Pius XII is seen with New York's Joseph Francis Cardinal Spellman. A large crowd assembled in Rome. The body of Pope Pius XII lies In State At St. Peter's Basilica. Crowds pass and pay their last respects. Two Vatican Guards stand by the bier. Scene shifts to crowds filling the plaza outside the Sistine Chapel, as the College of Cardinals meets to elect a new Pope. They chose Angelo Cardinal Roncalli who is seen being crowned as Pope John XXIII. Church bells peal. The new pope stands and blesses the huge crowd.
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.