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.
Americans celebrate United States 200th Anniversary in New York, United States. International gathering of tall ships (sailing vessels).View of USCGC Eagle (WIX-37) and other tall ships under full sail. View of tall buildings, including World Trade Center Twin Towers. Tall ships enter New York harbor with Statue of Liberty in the background. Sailors aboard the ships. Fleet of ships from different countries pass by. Huge crowd gathered to watch the celebration. Men sing songs and people eat fruit and snack. Women dressed in American flag colors dance. Americans give their opinions about this auspicious day.
Argentine Ambassador Honorio Pueyrredón speaks into four microphones, at the dedication of a memorial to General and independence leader, José de San Martín, located in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. (It was moved to Triangle Park, at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street, in 1976.) This is a duplicate of the original located at the Plaza San Martin, in Buenos Aires. It is a gift to the United States from Argentina. View of the flag-draped equestrian statue, as it is uncovered displaying the flags of Argentina and the United States and numerous doves flying skywards. View of the memorial base, as an aide climbs steps and presents the Ambassador with an object that he places into an opening in the base. Scene shifts to President Calvin Coolidge, stepping to the podium, surrounded by officials and notables, including First lady Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. They applaud and then sit as the President begins to speak. Change of scene shows closeup of the President and Mrs. Coolidge standing on a stand decorated with flags and bunting, set up next to a building. Secretary of State, Frank Billings Kellogg, stands to the left of Mrs. Coolidge. Uniformed Argentine soldiers stand at attention in front of the dignitaries. The President shields his eyes from the sun as he observes something to his left.
Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.
Jesse Jackson of PUSH (People United To Save Humanity) is interviewed in a press conference. Jesse Jackson answers Bill McCrory of Voice of America on civil rights. Jackson's answer discusses "Silver Rights" (financial) needed to achieve Civil Rights. Patrick Borgan of London Times, Henry McGee of Newsweek Magazine and Judith Randal of New York Daily News are also present. Bill McCrory, the moderator ends the session thanking every one present.
Americans celebrate United States 200th Anniversary in New York. Old and young couples square dancing in patriotic outfits to celebrate the 200th Anniversary. Children watch dancers.