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New York City Scenes

Public Domain Stock Footage New York City Scenes

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keywords: new york city, the big apple, street scenes, subway entrance, 1948 cadillac meteor ambulance, nyc el, elevated train, mass transit, buses

Synopsis: Street scenes of 1940's New York City with people walking on sidewalks amidst street traffic, rare footage of a 1948 Cadillac Meteor ambulance, transit bus mass transportation, elevated trains and more...(read more)

  • Date: 1948
  • Duration: 00:08:40
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States
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New York City Scenes

People entering and exiting from New York City downtown subway entrance. Men wearing business suites and hats, women with fur jacket, another with fur stole or "mink stole". Men and women fashions of the 1940's. Stairway to NYC El, elevated train station. View of automobile, truck, and bus traffic on New York City street. City bus pulls to curb to load and unload passengers.

Rare footage of 1948 Cadillac Meteor ambulance. Close-up people boarding New York City transit bus. Man jaywalking NYC. Right front view of NYC "EL" train approaching. Elevated train going away from camera. Elevated railway with Empire State building in background. View looking down New York City street, light automobile traffic, man jaywalking. Scene of double-deck bus at intersection. More street scenes, double-deck bus.

Note: 1948 Cadillac 75 Series Fleetwood Ambulance is a piece of New York City history. Built by Meteor Motor Car Company.

Shot List:


Women wearing fur jacket


Woman wearing fur stole or "mink stole"


Man wearing overcoat and hat


Video clip 1948 Cadillac Meteor Ambulance


Right front view of NYC "EL" train approaching


Elevated train going away from camera


Elevated railway with Empire State building in background


Double-deck bus approaching camera, double-deck bus at intersection