Hello all, and happy new year!
I'm searching for 1930's to 1950's-era traffic and urban recordings from (preferably) individual or boutique libraries (read: not Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, all the usual suspects). My goal is to capture the feel of what the major metropolitan cities of the United States sounded like on any given day. Think downtown New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco; traffic ambiences made up of classic Fords, Packards, Plymouths, Studebakers, etc, as well as other modes of transport such as electric street cars, cable cars, motorcycles, etc.
UPDATE: As I stated before, this request isn't limited to the United States; I believe cities such as Cuba and Mexico have many vintage American autos still on the streets and relatively low levels of heavy traffic wash from freeways and interstates. If there are any SSD folks living in such an area, I would love to talk with you re. your existing recordings or perhaps gathering new ones for this purpose.
I'm looking forward to the ensuing thread and all possible leads!