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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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. President Richard Nixon tours the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey

Presidential tour of proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, standing in front of the Presidential Aircraft at Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, with Governor William Thomas Cahill, of New Jersey, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, Mayor Kenneth Allen Gibson, of Newark, and Mayor John Lindsay, of New York City. The President's helicopter maneuvering over the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area. President Nixon speaking about the project in Hangar 14 at Newark Airport, Newark, N.J. Seated on the stage are: Governor Cahill, Secretary of Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, Governor Rockefeller, Mayor Gibson, and Mayor Lindsay. The President shakes hands with the Governors and Mayors after concluding his remarks.

Date: 1971, May 10
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Betty Blayton talks about her art and teaches children at the Harlem Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York.

The paintings of African American Betty Blayton Taylor, director of the Harlem Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York. Betty Blayton Taylor looks at her own paintings. Betty Blayton Taylor walks by the Alamo sculpture at 8th St. and Lafayette St. in New York City. Betty Blayton Taylor walks in front of the Rockefeller Center building. Betty Blayton Taylor walks on the grounds of The Lincoln Center and at the New York City waterfront. Harlem streets scenes show Harlem children walking in the street. An African American girl walks on a sidewalk with bicyclists in Harlem. An African American boy walks by a fire engine in Harlem. An African American boy crosses a street in Harlem towards a church. Sign over door reads, "Harlem School of the Arts present The Children's Art Carnival. Created and Sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art." Betty Blayton Taylor is seen helping African American children to paint, sculpt and collage at the Children's Art Carnival. Betty Blayton Taylor is seen painting.

Date: 1971
Duration: 5 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic at the interchange of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and The Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, New York City.

Traffic in Brooklyn, New York City. View from Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, looking at the Verrazano Bridgeover The Narrows, the strait joining Upper New York Bay and Lower New York Bay. Vehicles moving on the Parkway and on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Slow pan across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from the Brooklyn side to the Staten Island side.

Date: 1971
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Contrast between the lifestyle of hectic workdays and quiet Sundays in New York City in the late 1940's after World War 2.

"City Pastorale" shows citizens of New York hurrying about their business during workday on a street in New York City. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians. People riding on the subway. Views of workaday foot traffic along New York sidewalk. Macy's department store. Racks of clothes being wheeled along the streets and sidewalks. Scenes of New Yorkers in hectic activity. In contrast, are shown peaceful scenic views of New York City. Penthouse gardens. Clothes drying on a rooftop line. People entering a number of different churches in Manhattan, New York. A woman in a garden. A man and a boy sit and read newspapers in the garden. The young boy looks at the "funny papers" (comic strips). A man walks with a child on a sidewalk. Cars parked. People chatting on the sidewalk of a New York city street. The Chrysler Building and nearby skyscrapers. People taking pictures with handheld cameras at a playground. Families with babies. Children playing in a park. Quiet streets. Car drives beneath an elevated train. Men walk on a ramp. People relax on beaches. Older women gathered together on the beach talking, while boys play in the sand at the edge of the surf. A huge crowd seated in a baseball stadium and watching a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, including a shot of Giants pitcher, #36 ( Mickey McGowan ?), throwing from the mound and, in another scene, Giants #23 (Clint Hartung ?) batting and striking out. Views of the fans watching the baseball game, including some men in suits and boys sitting together in the bleachers watching the game and eating ice cream on a stick. Visitors stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Date: 1948
Duration: 6 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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