An unidentified object flies in the sky over fields. Sunset view.
Opening of New Yonkers racecourse at New York with the most modern amenities. Scenes of people moving in clubhouse. Crowd views the opening of the race course marked by horse race.
Interior of an American supermarket or grocery store called the Grand Union Food-O-Mat, located in the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, New York. A woman stands beside her cart or trolley and looks at greeting cards in a rack. View of a hand picking a can of soup from shelves filled with soup cans including many by Campbell's Soups. Views of various products being lifted from the shelves by hands of shoppers, including Ivory Snow detergent, Cream of Wheat cereal, Minute Rice, Tapioca pudding, Bon Ami cleanser, Blue Cheer, Quaker Oats instant oatmeal, French's Instant Mashed Potatoes, Progresso canned tomatoes. Each time, a new item slides into place via gravity fed shelving which the Grand Union termed the Food-O-Mat. A young boy helps his mother choose plastic cups. A child wearing a winter coat walks to an end cap and lifts a giant box of Tide laundry detergent powder. Camera pans by plastic wrapped meats in the butcher section of the store that Grand Union called the Meateria.
Examples of notable Italian-Americans. Several cars on Parkway, in Riverdale, New York. A signboard directs 'Downtown, Riverdale Avenue Northbound and Yonkers Ferry.' Views of Villa Pauline, home of the late famed Italian-American conductor, Arturo Toscanini. Another noted Italian musician,carrying on the Italian-American traditions, is Gian Carlo Menotti, who is seen looking over programs of musical events in which he has been involved. Views of the United Nations Building in New York City. The Flags of different nations on flagpoles. Cars parked on sides of road. Leonardo Vitetti, Italian Representative to the UN, talking to U.S. Senator John O. Pastore, of Rhode Island.
A suburban shopping center in the United States. Wide variety of 1950s cars parked in parking lot of the Cross County Center located in Yonkers, New York. Signs for 'First National Stores'. Other signs seen include, Andrews, Lerner Shops, Stamp Bonus Days, Gimbels, and Red Coach Inn. A woman is seen with a shopping cart and carrying a large box of Stanzal Detergent. Children climb onto mechanical rocket amusement rides. A girl climbs into a 'Sputnik' toy ride. A small roller coaster is seen in action. View through the window of a brass goods store has a sign that reads, 'Chemex'.
Exteriors of the Cross County Center shopping center in Yonkers, New York in the late 1950s. Camera pans across the Grand Union grocery store advertising its gravity-fed "Food -O-Mat" shelving system. There is also an automat in front of the store for a number of items. Close up view of an automat automatic vending machine. Man pulls a box of cornflakes from the machine after inserting coins. View of grocery store puchases from the Grand Union supermarket in large bins on a conveyor belt, as they roll to bag boys outside the store, who lift the bags into the cars of waiting customers. A car pulls up to a drive in window at the Peoples Trust Bank and the driver deposits a large bag of money into the teller drawer. Elevated view of the Cross County Center open air suburban shopping center and many 1950s cars parked in the parking lots. Signs seen at shopping center include "Lerner Shops" and "Gimbels". Many cars on the nearby roads and parking lots.