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1939 color footage of New York City (rare!)

Footage filmed in 16mm Kodachrome by Jean Vivier, a French tourist, captures street scenes and city views from New York in the summer of 1939. I was born here and still call it my home. My husband and I get so giddy when we see films and photos that feature the subway in the 80’s or Time Square before it got sanitized so this 70-year-old footage of the city we love is such a gem.

Via Gawker from the Romano Archives

p.s the people in the footage are just as interesting as the environment to me. Have you seen Vivian Maier’s work?

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