• Short Summary

    Good shots of New York slums and the flats built to replace them.

  • Description

    Titles read: "UNCLE SAM TACKLES A PROBLEM".

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Several good shots of slums on New York's East Side and of slum buildings being demolished. Aerial shots of Manhattan as commentator talks of the rebuilding programme taking place there. Brief shot of men working on the construction of a new house. Commentator mentions the Red Hook Community. More aerial shots of new housing areas, then we see new blocks of flats put up by the Government-backed Williamsberg (Williamsburg?) Scheme in Brooklyn.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1190.20
    Media URN:
    41015
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:02:00 / 01:38:26:00
    Canister:
    PT 489

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