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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