Prelinger New York

If you enjoyed the Cushman Archive photos last week, you should definitely check out the Prelinger Archive's moving pictures footage of New York from the 1940s and 1950s. Many of these wonderful movies were shot on color film. Be sure to check out the thumbnail preview for each movie- great stills taken from each reel. Gothamist's favorites:

The Story of New York
Manhattan Landmarks
City Water Supply 1941
World's Fair 1939 [color]
Greenwich Village 1944 [color]
Columbia Revolt 1969
Third Avenue El 1950 [color]
NYC Transportation 1941
Greenwich Village 1960 [color]
World's Fair 1940 [color]
Coney Island 1940
Manhattan Waterfont