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Kan family travels to and from New York by ship

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

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    Kan family travels to and from New York by ship

    Overview

    Description
    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.
    Duration
    00:08:24
    Date
    Event:  February-March 1939
    Locale
    New York, NY, United States
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein
    Contributor
    Subject: Robert F. Kan
    Biography
    Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Robert Kan and his family escaped the Nazis on May 13, 1940 and emigrated to Queens, New York via the Dutch East Indies. He received a BA in Economics from Hofstra Univeristy and worked for thirty years for the US government at the Department of Commerce, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, and the American Embassy in Tokyo. After retiring from the government, he became a Certified Financial Planner. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and accomplished philatelist. He was married for 58 years to Francisca Verdoner Kan and had three daughters, Jeanette, Susan, and Eleanor.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:07:14:00 to 01:15:38:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
      Master 2477 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2477 Video: HDCam - color - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2477 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL
      Preservation 2477 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL
      Preservation 2477 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL
      Preservation 2477 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2477 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The Kan family collection of 16mm films was jointly donated by siblings Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2002.
    Note
    The "RMS Queen Mary" was built by the Cunard White Star line, the same company that built the "Titanic." The "Queen Mary" was a transatlantic ocean liner and was later commissioned during World War II (1940-1946) to serve as a troop transport ship. Following the war, the ship was still used until eventually being sold and placed in Long Beach, CA where it is now a hotel, museum, and tourist site.
    Film Source
    Robert F. Kan
    Ms. Betsy Klein
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4755
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:05:46
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