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ITN Roving Report: Eight Guinea Island

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Report on Manhatten Island and New York. On May 24th 1626 Peter Minuit purchased the island from the native indians in exchange for goods valued at about eight guineas. New York is now a very large city with various cultures and nationalities living in different parts of the city.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Robert Tyrrell
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USA: New York:
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View across the Hudson River of New York with skyscrapers and Statue of Liberty

Skyscrapers and moored boats, dockside as smaller boats past

Superstructure of boats, moored boats and bridges in background

View from moving vehicle of other traffic along bridge as large lorry overtakes, traffic on multi lane road bridge

Views from moving vehicle as along bridge with other traffic, including direction signs on gantries above

Traffic past with thick trees in background/ Light traffic along tunnel with girders

General view city centre with traffic and a few people walking towards

General views buses round bends in ramps in new bus station, bus towards as stopping and general views people getting off and along

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People down escalators in bus station and walking through concourse as announcements heard

General view of busy city centre street in mid town Manhatten in the rush hour with crowded pavements and traffic, crowds of people walking and waiting to cross road

Policeman with whistle in mouth directing traffic, crowds and traffic in main street

Square shape skyscraper, skyscrapers crowded together

Tenement buildings with iron staircases on the Lower East Side

Group of full dustbins as man putting something into one of them

More tenement buildings with shops at ground floor level including Revival Christian Church

Shop front with signs in Spanish

Street name signs 'Rivington St' and 'Orchard St'

View down Orchard Street market road with parked cars, track past shops with goods spread out on pavement

Jewish man with long beard and black hat walking along

Run down shop with clothes hanging outside and lots of worn scruffy signs, busy market with people along and looking at goods, some close ups of faces including man laughing and two women talking

Homeless man sleeping rough in doorway

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Wide street of tenement buildings and traffic, more tenements with iron staircases

Low level large new modern building and another block under construction close to more old tenement buildings, derelict tenement block with broken windows and iron staircases

Tenement block with pile of rubble from demolition with small fire burning in foreground

Debris on ground including old lampshade and small open case

Tenement buildings with tree leaning at an angle in front of them

Tabby cat along and jumps down into old newspapers beside another cat and cat amongst newspapers at bottom on steps

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Black and white cat rubbing against door as old lady up steps and picks up small bowl

Derelict shop, Jesus Save You on boarded up window of the door

Cat sitting in hole in building

Central Park:
Squirrel scampering along path and grass

Lake with skyscrapers in background, general views of Central Park with people walking about in the sunshine and skyscrapers alongside

Couple rowing boat, nanies pushing children in pushchairs through park

People by Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Central Park, little girl climbing up and sitting on Alice's lap, little boy on part of the sculpture, Mad Hatter's head and other parts of statue, little boy under mushroom

Couple with young child sitting on grass with pushchair close by

Harlem:
Park Ave street sign on post by building above fruit or vegetable stall, More stalls in area where Puerto Ricans live

Hoardings with adverts in Spanish

Nun in habit along with mixed race schoolgirls, Puerto Rican shops

Entrance to East Harlem Reform Democrats buildings, similar sign on building in Spanish

Lines of washing hanging from tenement buildings

Young man in vest standing drinking from plastic cup, old man looking drugged or drunk sitting on steps in street

People in and out of entrance to subway

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Grim looking ticket office area with bars at windows, close up sign saying how good the subway system is

Ticket barriers with passengers putting tokens into the turnstyle and going through

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People towards up steps from subway, people on and off undergroun...

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People towards up steps from subway, people on and off underground subway train

Sign for 'Downtown Express'

People inside subway train and door closes and train pulls out of station

General views passengers

General views of people sitting and standing inside carriage of underground train as along

View from drivers cab window as coming into station with people waiting on platform

People in carriage as train stopping at station and some passengers getting off

Passengers up stairs

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Trinity Church at end of street dwarfed by skyscrapers

Signs for 'New St' and 'Wall St'

Policeman wearing white gloves directing traffic with statue of George Washington on plinth above

Statue of George Washington in front of pillared buildings

Name carved in stone on building 'New York Stock Exchange'

Cars along towards and past including Rolls Royce

Skyscraper buildings

General view Rockefeller Centre building also known as Radio City

Street name signs for Rockefeller Plaza and 49 St

Plants in container layout with small water spout fountains

Crowd of tourists looking at the water feature and Prometheus gold sculture in front of the building

Nun with schoolgirls and other tourists standing looking up and pointing

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Rado City building

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Rado City building

General view of Plaza area with people walking around and others sitting

Modern buildings including skyscrapers

Chinatown:
Memorial archway with inscription in Chinese and English about Americans who lost their lives in defense of freedom and democracy

Street names sign for Mott St and Chatham Sq

General views of streets with Chinatown including people and barbers

Man going into Chinese style telephone box on street

General views of Chinese people walking about

Chinese cinema, signs showing prices and pictures of film

Yorkville (Little Germany):
Signs in German

Entrance to Casino Theatre with signs in German

Various German shops and bars with names over

General view of street and traffic

Greenwich Village:
Local bus along

General view of streets and people with crowds standing looking, paintings on display on railings

General view of people looking at paintings

Sculpture of strange looking figure beside paintings

Portrait on easel with artist beside and young black woman sitting posing

People looking at paintings on display on pavement including childrens paintings hanging on fence

Little boy adding flower to for sale sign, little girl smiling

Few items on small table for sale including clay model

Man in white uniform and peak hat selling take away food from small mobile trolley

Man in sunglasses along eating hot dog, more people along

Sign for Cafe Expresso with large coffee pot above

Sign for Calypso Carnival, steel drum band and folk singing

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Canopy with sign 'Room at the Bottom'

Sign advertising biggest e...

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Canopy with sign 'Room at the Bottom'

Sign advertising biggest entertainment value in New York City with oddities listed

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Waiter shaking cocktail shaker and then pouring them in front of people at bar

Woman drinking cocktail through straws, people sitting chatting and drinking

Waiter shaking cocktail shaker and pouring it out into glasses in front of customers sitting at bar

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General views buildings with neon lights in Times Square and various theatres with people walking about, several different types of restaurants

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Steaks flaming on barbecue grille; chefs cooking

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More buildings with neon signs, Camel cigarettes and other advertisements including a moving one for Canada

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General views of Times Square with lots of neon signs

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