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Kan family travels to and from New York by ship

Film | Accession Number: 2002.183.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4431 | Film ID: 2477

Color. "Transatlantique - Linea Frances" and title: "Le Havre - Southampton - New York - Depart du Mercredi 15 Fevrier." New York City. Camera pans up and down showing city streets and skyscrapers (shot from the top of a building). 01:08:36 Man, woman (Jeanne?), and young boy walk towards the camera - it appears the cameraman knows them although they are unidentified. More scenic shots of New York from street level. 01:09:46 Bridge from inside a car, shots of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge (driving on Manhattan Bridge?) New York from street level. Camera pans up to buildings. 01:11:07 Poster showing the Queen Mary. Another title card reads "R.M.S. 'Queen Mary' Captain G. Gibbons, R.D., R.N.R. Left New York, March 24, 1939 - Gross Tonnage - 81,235.18; Length - 1,018 feet; Breadth - 118 feet." Men and women on deck of a ship. Dock. Crowd waves. A sign off the dock reads "Cunard White Star." Manhattan skyline in BG. Boatyard and skyline as the ship departs. 01:14:00 Statue of Liberty seen from the ship. Dock, camera positioned next to a large ship. From another angle, camera focuses on the side of the ship, American flag near the bow. 01:14:44 Ship pulls away from the dock and on the stern the name "Queen Mary-Liverpool." Camera lingers on the ship moving out to sea before cutting.

Event:  February-March 1939
New York, NY, United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:06
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