Vintage Kodachrome Film Shows 1939 Family Life in College Point, Queens

These are, I believe, the earliest Kodachrome home movies that my grandfather Gustave Martens filmed with his 16mm camera. Naturally he chose to film friends, flowers, and family - - including my father who was 10 years old at the time. The sea plane that appears at the end is taking off from the East River. The little white-haired lady is my great-great grandmother who was born in the 1860s!

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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