Stumbled upon this delightfully informative, well-paced, almost soporific film of Fifth Avenue, taken from the rear window of a motorcar (if they still used that word in the 1930s), at a steady pace except for stops at traffic lights. You’ll almost nod off at the gentle pleasure, grace and repetitiveness of the architecture of the buildings along the avenue, opposite Central Park. Thrill at the elegance of the street lamps, at the absence of “signage,” traffic lights and at the various makes of automobile. At first the camera takes in both sides of the street – for a while you can see the new Empire State Building in the distance – then the camera focuses on the buildings on the east side of the street. Toward the end, Central Park itself takes center stage. The season is spring, with the trees newly abud, seemingly in early afternoon, though it seems to shift with different takes. You can see the “towers” of Central Park South dimly off in the distance.
Here are the details for A Day in New York 1930s:
A time travel in New York 1930s. We can clearly see what is happening in broad daylight, I believe it starts at 51st Street and rides along Fifth Avenue for the rest, right next to Central Park.
Video Restoration Process:
- FPS boosted to 60 frames per second
- Image resolution boosted up to HD
- Improved video sharpness and brightness
- Colorized only for the ambiance (not historically accurate)
- added sound only for the ambiance
- restoration: (stabilisation,denoise,cleand,deblur)
Please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data. Thanks to A/V Geeks for share the amazing B&W Video Source B&W Video Source from: A/V Geeks on archive.org B&W Video Source: https://archive.org/details/pet1019r1ny