War-Time Albany 1940-1945, 1965

Video copy of a World War II era film "War-time Albany," by the Amateur Motion Picture Society of Albany in cooperation with the Albany City and County War Councils. Footage depicts scrap metal drives; rationing meetings; military parades; volunteers creating Bundles for Britain; Russian Relief Society; bond mobiles; book collection for servicemen; aircraft recognition school; boxing at Steamboat Square; victory gardens; victory mail; the 4th War Loan Drive featuring Bing Crosby and other Hollywood stars; an army airshow at Albany Airport; military equipment moving through Albany via train; 18th ward Roll of Honor; Captain Eddie Rickenbacker speaking to the Legislature; model of Voorheesville Holding and Reconsignment point; and newspaper headlines proclaiming the end of the war. Shots of Albany in the 1940s include Washington Park, the State Capitol Building, Madison Theater, City Hall, Department of Education Building, Steamboat Square, and downtown Albany. Video also includes color footage from 1965 of World War II veterans decorating graves.
Date Original
1945 – 1960
New York State Archives. New York (State). Legislature. Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management. Videotapes on solid waste management, 1986-1991. L0102-97.;umatic; color; silent
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