Sentimental Sunday: New York City in Color in 1939

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Sentimental Sunday: New York City in Color in 1939

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New York City in color in 1939! A wonderful amateur film shot by French visitor Jean Vivier has recently been discovered. Vivier rode down Fifth Avenue on a doubledecker, visited Chinatown, 30 Rock, Harlem, Washington Square, and a lot of places I hope native New Yorkers will point out in the comments. I love when something like this is discovered that helps genealogists see what a certain place and time looked like.

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Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”