This fantastic vintage silent film from around 1916 shows a trip down the 6th Avenue El heading south starting at Midtown Manhattan. Created by the Ford Motor Company and placed within the U.S. National Archives catalog, the original catalog description provided by Ford reads as follows:
“Looking up Broadway from 69th Street.”
“Herald Square with Times Building in distance.”
Point House, Hamburg American Building, Battery Place Station.
“Battery Park and aquarium.”
“Lower Broadway and Singer Building in distance.”
“Washington Arch at the beginning of Fifth Avenue.” 
Check out the specimen page in the U.S. National Archives catalog for more info on the film.
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