Film, Video 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1899
Location New York
New York City
Ninth Avenue El
Upper West Side
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Curves and Turnouts
Express Trains
Local Transit
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Ninth Avenue El (New York, N.Y.)
Nonfiction Films
Peep Shows (Motion Pictures)
Railroad Stations
Railroads, Elevated
Short Films
Silent Films
Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.)
Urban Transportation
104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /
Other Title
104th St. curve, New York elevated railway
Panoramic view, elevated R.R., N.Y., 104th St. curve
From Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab, and waving a good-bye. 150 feet. $22.50.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Railroads, Elevated--New York (State)--New York
-  Railroads--Curves and turnouts--New York (State)--New York
-  Local transit--New York (State)--New York
-  Railroad stations--New York (State)--New York
-  Commuters--New York (State)--New York
-  Transportation--New York (State)--New York
-  Express trains--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.)
Actualities (Motion pictures)
-  27964 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964.
-  Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed ca. late March to mid-April 1899, in New York, New York.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 497-98; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 89 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEB 9826 (ref print)
LC 1752 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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Dublin Core Record
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