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Rare Colour Film Of New York City In The Summer Of 1939
June 4, 2013
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This film was apparently shot in New York City in the summer of 1939, by a French tourist named Jean Vivier.

It's said to have been recorded on 16mm Kodachrome film and features scenes of Midtown Manhattan, Chinatown and Harlem, along with 5-cent pina colodas, kids playing in a fountain, bus tours, views from the roof of Rockefeller Center and more.

The clip is from the Romano-Archives' new YouTube channel 'Unknown World War 2 in Color'.

On the Romano-Archives website, there is the following description:

Musician, writer, historian, researcher, Italian pioneer of the digitalization of historical multimedial material, Vincent "Enzo" Romano assembles, from 1990 up to today, the most complete Italian private digital archive related to the American History, from the end of XIX Century to 1970, and other "different" Collections regarding European historical events.

In October 2005, through the Project "ROMANO-ARCHIVES Special Collections Department", Vincent Romano keeps distributing on line for the first time digital copies of historical documents belonging to some important Collections, taking the challenge to make even the most hidden and controversial documents regarding the Contemporary History easily findable and available, in a way capable to rise a wide range of interest and curiosity in the international public of the Web.

via mostwatchedtoday.com

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