New Yorkers in Times Square, New York City, celebrate Democratic victory in General election of 1940
United States USA Date:1940, November 5 Duration:1 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Mounted police keep order at edge of thousands of people packed into times Square in Manhattan, New York City on election night, November 5, 1940. Marqee and lights of Hotel Astor seen in background. lights shine on sign with image of Uncle Sam calling for "No Third Term! Democrats Willkie." Lights moving with message across the Times building spell out: "McNary concedes the re election."(News refers to Charles L. McNary, vice Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket, with Wendell Wilkie.) People in crowd wave hats and make lots of noise. Photographer's lights illuminate various sections of the crowd who react by waving arms and hats. Marquee of Loew's Criterion movie theater in background shows Robert Montgomery starring in a movie and displays banner beneath, advertising "Latest War News."
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