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.
A children's parade in Ocean City, New Jersey. Children dressed in costumes for a parade down the boardwalk. Young girls dressed in gowns as they march. A boy dressed as one half bride and one half groom. A girl carries a cat along with her. A baby in a decorated carriage with the winning trophy. A man carries a sleeping baby in his arms.
The SS Leviathan, the largest ocean liner afloat, (former German ocean liner Vaterland, seized and renamed by the U.S. Government in 1917, as America entered World War 1). Tug boats assist the three-stacker Leviathan as she enters New York harbor. Tug boats working with another troop ship (two-stacker) in the harbor. Ferry boat in background. A sleek troop transport ship with two slanted stacks and rakish lines, accentuated by camouflage, in a New Jersey harbor.Two Navy troop ships underway with an airplane flying overhead. A column of U.S. Navy troop transport ships underway in the Atlantic ocean. A barrage balloon is seen overhead.
Memorial statue in Central Park, New York, to the 7th U.S. Army Regiment of World War I (World War 1, WWI, First World War). American infantrymen run with rifles from C-47 transport planes. U.S. soldiers in battlefield in Europe, and parading in tanks and marching,along the Champs Elysee,in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Soldiers march with flags. People watch. Korean War era U.S. soldiers march with rifles. West Point cadets march in New York City. Houses and buildings along the sides of the street. U.S. Army soldiers in various modes of operation: riflemen, artillerymen, paratroopers,ski troops, and Army engineers building bridges. One scene shows a woman soldier working as a mechanic. Soldiers training on an obstacle course, traversing a polar region with dog sleds. A gun emplacement in Hawaii and U.S.troops parading in the Philippines. A ship traversing the Panama Canal. View of U.S. Army tent Camp in Puerto Rico. A U.S. soldier sentry standing guard beside the ocean, in summer, in Iceland. An American soldier poses on a hill in New Jersey, silhouetted against backdrop of the Manhattan skyline with tall skyscrapers of New York City seen behind him. Sergeant James Mansfield talks about Colonel William Wilson Quinn. Colonel William Wilson Quinn on the show discusses the blue badge of the combat infantryman. The badge framed on a wall. He says that the badge has a blue background which is the color of the infantry. Copy of a rifle on the badge is surrounded by a circle with a star.
Documentary about the geography of New York. New York is the largest city in America. Its commercial supremacy is due to its fine harbor. A geographic map of New York, showing areas as Brooklyn, Manhattan, Lower Bay, Bronx and New Jersey. The bays and rivers in New York are shown. The Statue of Liberty. The waterfront of New York. High rise buildings along the waterfront. Miles of docks at the waterfront for ocean shipping.
Newsreel titled 'Champion babies of '37 parade at sea side resort ' shows babies dressed in unusual dresses as they participate in annual babies parade in Ocean City,New Jersey. Babies arrive in well decorated carriages and some even crawl down the road.