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Scenes from the New York World's Fair

Author: Henry Ford (Organization); Ford Motor Company.; Ford Motor Company Film Collection.; RCA Corporation.
Publisher: Dearborn, Mich. : Henry Ford, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Film opens with footage of Manhattan, the George Washington Bridge and aerial views of New York City and the 1940 New York World's Fair grounds. Views of the U.S. Government Building and various state buildings; pavilions representing industry and trade including AT & T, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors. The Ford Motor Company building is featured, including a large mobile mural by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Streaming video
Motion pictures
Exhibitions
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ford (Organization); Ford Motor Company.; Ford Motor Company Film Collection.; RCA Corporation.
OCLC Number: 388316217
Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally produced by Ford Motor Company in 1940.
Unique number: THF_HFS_V.200. FC. 4367.
"Recorded by RCA, the Magic Voice of the Screen."
Description: 1 streaming video file (9 min., 36 sec.) : digital, sd., b&w.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Film opens with footage of Manhattan, the George Washington Bridge and aerial views of New York City and the 1940 New York World's Fair grounds. Views of the U.S. Government Building and various state buildings; pavilions representing industry and trade including AT & T, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors. The Ford Motor Company building is featured, including a large mobile mural by Henry Billings, the "Ford Cycle of Production," the theater, gardens, fountains, and exhibits and demonstrations including the processing of soybeans and the casting of molten iron. People get into Ford automobiles for a "Road of Tomorrow" ride on spiral ramps in and around the building. Views of the amusement section of the fair including dancing, ice-skating, a parachute jump, souvenir stand, and food venues. Closes showing the fair at night, the effects of lighting, and fireworks.

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