President Franklin Roosevelt's motorcade in Buffalo, New York, during 1940 Presidential Campaign
Buffalo New York USA Date:1940 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
uring the 1940 Presidential election campaign, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rides the streets of Buffalo, New York, in his limousine, a 1939 Lincoln V12 model 1708, special parade car, built for the President's use. Escorted by several motorcycle policemen, and followed by a car of Secret Service agents, it stops in front of the City Hall, at 65 Niagara Square, where a large welcoming crowd is gathered. The McKinley Monument is seen behind them in the square. Police and uniformed guards control the flag-waving crowd. The President, bundled against the wind in a cloak, makes some remarks recorded on a microphone of radio station WBNY. Several enthusiastic women supporters wave American flags at the front of the crowd. The next scenes show the Presidential limousine and escorts traveling along streets of the commercial district of Buffalo. Spectators line the sidewalks and cheer the President. A final sequence is taken from a car moving in the motorcade. It shows members of the Presidents party, and a police official waving spectators away from the motorcade.
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