Check Out More Vintage Footage Showing New York City Street Scenes in 1929

Following up on part 1, this additional vintage film from 1928 shows a collection of street scenes all around Manhattan, with sound. It was recently restored and uploaded by YouTuber and historian Guy Jones.

Collection of everyday scenes in New York City, USA in the year 1928. These films were taken with the early Movietone sound cameras. Condensed the footage and worked on sound. There are a couple pieces from late 1927 when Movietone started, but this is basically the earliest sound footage of New York City

  • 0:08 - View of the Queensboro Bridge (Jan)
  • 0:25 - Staten Island ferry arriving (Apr 30)
  • 0:52 - Salvation army parade and street preacher (Feb 23)
  • 2:29 - Demolition at 302 West 54th Street
  • 3:57 - Snow removal and machines (Feb 21)
  • 4:48 - Felix Von Luckner and wife outside the Ford Agency Building (Jan 11)
  • 5:04 - Street vendor playing penny whistle at 5th Avenue and 73rd Street (Apr 9)
  • 5:39 - Children selling lemonade
  • 6:45 - Parade in Chinatown (Jan 26)
  • 7:15 - Dice game in Harlem (Nov 20)
  • 8:16 - Group and film crew on city hall steps (June 8)
  • 8:53 - Opening of a new recreational pier in Brooklyn (May 23)
  • 10:10 - Dancers at dining area on top of the Hotel Astor (Sep 20)
  • 11:00 - Fashion show at the Hotel Pennsylvania (Aug 30)
  • 11:38 - Children's baseball game in Central Park (May 8)
  • 12:51 - Fireman's parade in Brooklyn (Mar 5)
  • 13:59 - Passengers waving from the SS Berlin and SS America (Nov 14)

via YouTube

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