Crowds in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, monitor returns during night of 1940 U.S. National Elections
United States USA Date:1940, November 5 Duration:3 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Crowds in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, on election night, November 5, 1940, gathered to watch returns displayed on the Times Building. View of people in crowd, illuminated by search light beam as they cling to a street sign post. Behind them can be seen lights of the Rialto Theater and various other neon signs.Men are seen on elevated platform, maneuvering search lights to shine on various parts of the crowd. A sign showing Uncle Sam and message: "No third term." People in crowd milling about. Marquee of New York movie Theater. Mounted police thinning out the crowd in places. Moving lights on Times building report results from Hudson County, New York. And they spell out:"Roosevelt leading in States having a total electoral vote of 442." "McNary concedes." "Wilkie retired at 1:30 AM with announcement he would have no further statement until he awakened." Part of another announcement reads:"Republican leader refuses to concede election."
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