New York City in 1939

This Wednesday’s video comes from the Romano Archives , this footage of New York city shot in Kodachrome color film in 1939 by French tourist Jean Vivier is in impeccable condition and offers a rare look at NYC.

Stray Observations:

  • 5 cent pina coloda!
  • bring back the stair busses
  • Rockefeller plaza looks the same almost 75 years later
  • Women in 1939 did not dress as differently from women today as one would think, check out the hair turban on the lady at 1.35, back in style.

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