[VIDEO] Fascinating 16mm Vintage Film Shows Manhattan and Coney Island Circa 1925

Created sometime around 1925, this fascinating vintage film shows street and buildings around Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and the beach and boardwalk of Coney Island. Originally a silent video, appropriate audio was added in by Dutch historian, photographer, and videographer Michael Rogge. Check it out!

A Dutch couple took this 16mm film almost a century ago. […] How much has changed in the meantime ? In the 17th century New York = Nieuw Amsterdam, was a Dutch settlement. We still lament having given it up ! Note that at 2:47 a swastika is painted on a touring bus. The Rialto Sightseeing New York City used a right-facing swastika as their logo at the time. The sound was added by me.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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