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New York City USA 1970 stock footage and images

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Examples of middle-class United States American lifestyle in early 1970s.

Shows early 1970s era construction activities, economic growth, retail shopping, and American fashions and goods of the 1970s. As a contrast to the modern way of life, a farmer is seen using teams of horses to plow his land. Views of middle-class suburban living in the U.S.A. New, modern houses and cars in the suburbs. Construction workers building new homes. Modern farm machinery being employed. Panels being placed on a new car in a factory production line or assembly line. A long freight train moving goods. U.S. consumer retail stores selling a variety of products, and pedestrians in 1970s fashions shopping on town and city streets for various goods including ice cream, lawn mowers and hardware, custom framing, fast food (McDonalds restaurant shown), an "organic food" cafe or store, barbecue grills, outdoor lounge chairs, and antiques, among others. Shipping containers being loaded on a ship for export abroad. Various construction sites ranging from those for suburban neighborhood homes to those for high rise buildings. Construction of the Dunhill Condominiums in progress in Atlanta Georgia. A 1970 Ford Falcon car in a neighborhood of new homes in the suburbs. Sink and bath tub fixtures in a typical kitchen and bathroom. Families at a high school graduation. African American students on a college campus. White students walking on campus of a college or university. Families shopping for high price goods: View of a hand starting a phonograph record player, a man examining a Ford Pinto car in a new car show room, views of home appliances, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, televisions in a show room, and window air conditioner units. Private pleasure boats operating near a large ferry boat. More views of carpenters and other construction workers and building tradesmen working at construction sites. People at work compiling statistics in the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Date: 1974
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Description of American demographics in 1970 emphasizing diversity of backgrounds and cultures

Animated map assembles sections of the United States of America reflecting various kinds of inhabitants. A woman of Native American Indian origins weaves a straw hat as a young boy plays nearby. Sign outside a building identifying the "Slovak Political Benefial Assn." Other signs on seen on different buildings include: "Polish Army Veterans Association of America;" "Ukrainian American Youth Association;" and "Germantown Hospital." A brass plate on a building reading: "English-Speaking Union." Asian-American school girls, and a Japanese-American man with a boy. View of a wood carving in ancient African style. A street scene showing many Hispanic Americans, and commercial signs in Spanish. A group of new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony,each receiving a small American flag. Animated map shown again, indicating the geographical distribution of Americans in the U.S. First it shows areas where citizens live near water, either the oceans, Gulf of Mexcio, or the Great Lakes. Montage of urban scenes showing some of the cities where most Americans live. The Massachusetts State House in Boston. New York City street scene with the Empire State Building in background. City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitol in Washington, DC

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the Empire State Building in New York City, including views during construction and after 1945 plane crash.

The Empire State Building in New York City. Views of the Empire State Building in 1970. Views of the Empire State Building under construction in 1930 and 1931. A blimp passing near the Empire State building in the 1930s. People gathered in front of the Empire State Building for its grand opening in May 1931. Next scene shows the 79th floor of the Empire State Building engulfed in flames after a B-25 aircraft crashed into the building in 1945. Views of the fire from the ground an from the 79th floor areas as firemen extinguish flames. Final scene is street levels views of the Empire State building from a moving vehicle, again in 1970.

Date: 1970
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Romare Bearden with people at the Cinque Gallery, and working on a collage in his studio in New York City

Video about famous African American collagist, artist Romare Bearden, in New York. View of 1970s car and truck traffic on Canal Street at intersection of Canal Street and Broadway in New York City. A man walking to the apartment of Romare Bearden. Sign on mailbox reads "Romare Bearden and Rohan, Top Floor". View of an African American painter and sculptor walking on city streets and then heading toward the Cinque Gallery of art at 20 West 72nd Street in New York City. Romare Bearden with people at the Cinque Gallery displaying the works of the artist. People look at the man's paintings and sculpture. Romare tells of his time as a young artist trying to get started in the Great Depression. Still images of unemployed men in a line. Views of other artists and writers Bearden would work with and share studio space including Jacob Lawrence and Claude McKay and Charles Alston. Group picture of the a group of African American artists and intellectuals of the time who knew each other. Bearden with his wife, the dancer Nanette Bearden, at his home studio. Mrs. Bearden brings him a drink and sits and watches Romare Bearden work on a collage. Close-up views of a collage that Bearden is working on, which focuses on themes of the African American experience.

Date: 1971
Duration: 5 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Visual saga of the American Soldier from 1945 to 1970: WWII; Korea; Berlin Crisis;Cuban Missile Crisis; Red China

Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War 2 to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swastika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending World War II. Times Square in New York City on Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marking end of World War 2. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korean War. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newspaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev, at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech. A newspaper headline reading: "Khrushchev orders removal of missiles" ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano' and a crowd chanting support for the Communist party in the Dominican Republic. Chinese people marching with massed flags in China. Mao Tse-Tung, President of China, waving to a crowd in China. A U.S. soldier in South Vietnam during Vietnam War looks through binoculars and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
View of World Trade Center and pedestrians on a street in New York City

View from ground of Twin Towers of World Trade Center, still under final construction, in New York City. People crowded on a sidewalk in New York City with close up views of pedestrians walking to work, wearing late 1960's and early 1970's fashions. Men and women workers walk.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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