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

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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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