Friday, May 31, 2013

Video Time Travel: New York in the 1930s

A Different Country? No! Manhattan in 1939!

On the eve of World War II … and the destruction of European Jewry … someone filmed America's greatest city, home to generations of immigrants from the world over. Now, the images surface in HD color. 

Travel back in time and space to a different world, worse in many ways (to a great extent, segregated, sadly) but certainly better in some. A safe city, in spite of the Depression, which stood firmly for the middle and working classes. A truly progressive city, for the most part. Rough and tough. Democratic. Diverse. New York, New York! 

Click below. Watch!  Enjoy!