Home movies of traveling by airplane from the late 1940s-early 1950s.

VS Airport scenes, unknown airport: tower, parking lot with 1940s cars, TWA baggage carts, Western Airlines plane; B&W CUs of people inside airport; airline agents talking to camera and smiling; man drinking in lounge and pretending to sleep; waiting for United Air Lines plane on tarmac; takeoff shot from plane window with “United” visible on wing; ground and airport receding as plane climbs. (Suspect this is takeoff from Los Angeles)
11:03:39
Nice view out plane window; aerials of rural and suburban area; coast area; landing at San Francisco
11:04:32
View from apartment/hotel of Union Square, San Francisco
View of San Francisco, Bay Bridge
11:05:28
B&W and color VS: Mormon Temple, Temple Square, Salt Lake City
11:05:54
Views of Main Street in Salt Lake City with yellow electric trolleybus past camera; streets pretty empty
Directory of the Commodore Hotel or Commodore building (dark)
VS New York City buildings seen from window of tall building
area near Grand Central Station with taxicabs
Manhattan Bridge, seen from car heading to Brooklyn
Pan over houses in crowded city, perhaps Brooklyn or Queens
Native American curio and souvenir stands
Steamship funnel, black smoke, deck of steamship
11:08:24
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge seen from boat, ferry sailing by Yerba Buena Island
11:08:37
VS Niagara Falls (B&W) including LS and CU falls, funicular railway
11:09:49:14 POV of railroad travel looking out of left train window showing engine and head of train around curve
VS railroad cars including Pullman car “Chaco”

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