• Short Summary

    Good footage of the an airship docking with the Empire State Building, United States of America.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America.

    Full titles read: "SPEEDING THE MAILS ! - Another time-saver for this poor old rushed world - a dirigible collects last minute mails from the world's tallest building, and rushes them to a liner at sea."

    L/S's of large airship approaching the Empire State Building preparing to dock with the tower so the mail can be unloaded. Good aerial shots of the tower. As the airship flies over the tower a man attaches a mailbag to a rope hanging from the airship.

    M/S of the pilot pulling the mail bag in through the window of the cockpit. Several good aerial shots of New York. L/S of people watching the action from the ground. Various shots of the airship dropping the mail onto a nearby liner which appears to be heading out over the Atlantic.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1042.13
    Media URN:
    37070
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:22:00 / 01:34:18:00
    Canister:
    PT 085

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