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Staten Island New York USA 1939 stock footage and images

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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
 
 
Two Lockheed Hudson bombers damaged as barges spring a leak and sink at a pier in Staten Island, New York.

Lockheed Hudson bombers sink at a pier in Staten Island, New York during World War II. Two American built Lockheed Hudson light bombers loaded on barges await shipment to England for the Royal Air Force. The bombers are damaged as the barges spring a leak and sink.

Date: 1939, November 13
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York.

Eastbound I-278 in Staten Island New York City. Eastbound Staten Island (Clove Lakes) Expressway. Overhead direction signs read 'Kennedy Airport' and 'Brooklyn Queens Expressway/Long Island Expressway/Manhattan'. Vehicles approach toll plaza and cross Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. Vehicles passing under the tower arches of the bridge. Vehicles pass Shore (Belt) Pkwy connectors, onto Gowanus Expressway. Excellent views of bridge towers and views of Brooklyn.

Date: 1965
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A ferry of the Staten Island Ferry approaches the city and the Statue of Liberty at night in New York.

View of Manhattan Island and skyscraper buildings of New York City, as seen from New York harbor, from dusk to night. A passenger ferry of the Staten Island Ferry, a passenger ferry service operated by the New York City Department of Transportation, approaches the city. The Statue of Liberty. Views of skyscrapers of New York City lit up at night; the tallest being the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

Date: 1976, October
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Paratrooper Leonard and Private Zych receive Purple Hearts from Major Jeannette Blech at Halloran Hospital, Staten Island, NY

U.S. army award ceremony at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island New York. The honored recipients lined up. The recipients salute as U.S. flag is taken down at formal retreat. The flag flutters in wind. Major Jeannette Blech, Chief Nurse at Halloran Hospital, pins the Purple Heart on the uniform of Paratrooper Lance Leonard of Buffalo. A man in the background takes pictures. Major Blech shakes hands with Paratrooper Leonard. The Purple Heart pinned up on the uniform. Private Stanley Zych of Staten Island receive Purple Hearts from Major Bleeh. The Major Jeannette Blech is the first woman in U.S. history to present the Purple Heart to war heroes. The service men and women of the Halloran General Hospital parade.

Date: 1944, April 17
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WPA workers build a massive scale model of New York City; also WPA art, library, and theater programs

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.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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