Scenes of fire works. New York city in America. Views of Manhattan skyline and 5th Avenue in New York City. The Third United States World trade fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in New York city. Flags hang on walls in the building. Stalls from various countries around the world like France,Germany,Norway,Italy,India,Venezuela, Japan,Luxembourg and China. Two men ride up on escalator. Men greeted by a Japanese woman at Japanese stall. Japanese woman adjusts flowers kept in a porcelain vase. Japanese Noritake China crockery and furniture on display along with other Japanese merchandise like vase,bowls,scissors. American women check Japanese leather bags made by Matsutaki Company. Bamboo merchandise on display. Silk clothes made by Kanegafuchi spinning company are also on display. 1964-65.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City during the Great Depression. Skilled architects, draftsmen, and artists work for the WPA on a massive scale model of New York City, built in cooperation with New York University (this model predates the famous Panorama of New York City model built for the 1964 World's Fair). An artist is seen leaning over part of the model painting one of its features, which include detailed roads, bridges, buildings, and waterways. A hand lifts a building and measures its base with a ruler. Cartographic Survey WPA workers are seen creating a relief map of Staten Island for educational use. Artists including sculptors are seen creating new sculptures funded by WPA. A man carves a bust. Another man carves a relief stone commemorating Dewitt Clinton. A man stands in a Free Library and looks at books. Two women on a park bench look at books from the WPA Free Library holdings. A skilled artist is seen laying out and buildings stained glass windows for the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in New York. Stained glass panels depicting George Washington and soldiers are seen. A series of the George Washington stained glass windows is seen in place, with the artist applying final touches. Men work on the Federal Theater Project. Billboard signs advertising various WPA funded theatre productions in 1936 are shown, including Jefferson Davis, The World's Greatest Circus, Taking the Air, The Mikado, Macbeth, All American Minstrels, Battle Hymn, and Horse Eats Hat.
Japanese products on display at the United States World Trade Fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York City. A stall displaying Japanese photograph cameras. A microscope by Hitachi company. Japanese photo-flash lamps and radio. A woman sewing cloth on a Brother sewing machine. Approximately in 1964-65.
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.
Opening scene shows ticker tape parade for U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur underway in New York City on April 20, 1951. General MacArthur waves to parade goers from back of an open car. Scene shifts to funeral procession for General MacArthur on April 11, 1964, in Norfolk Virginia. Honor guard accompanies his caisson. Mourners including his wife Jean MacArthur and son Arthur MacArthur IV walk in a procession during the funeral ceremony. The casket of General MacArthur covered by a U.S. National Flag.
United States President Lyndon Johnson attends funeral of Susan (Edwards) Wagner, wife of mayor of New York City. Scene is outside the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Roman Catholic Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman attends, although the funeral is in a protestant church. President Lyndon Johnson arrives by car at the church. The sidewalk is lined with New Yorkers paying their respects.The casket, completely covered in flowers, is carried into the church followed by Mrs. Susan Edwards, mother of the deceased, and Mayor Wagner and his two sons. After the funeral service, the casket is carried from the church as an honor guard of New York City policemen stand at attention. Mayor Wagner thanks President Johnson for attending, and shakes his hand.funeral. The funeral procession moves on.