Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location Brooklyn Bridge
East River
New York
Language English
Subjects Bridges
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Docks
East River (N.Y.)
Ferries
Harbors
New York
New York (State)
Piers
Rivers
Sailing Ships
Shipping
Ships
Steamboats
Tugboats
Waterfronts
Work Boats
Title
Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /
Other Title
Panorama waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge from East River
panorama waterfront and brooklyn bridge from east river
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York
-  Harbors--New York (State)--New York
-  Ships--New York (State)--New York
-  Sailing ships--New York (State)--New York
-  Steamboats--New York (State)--New York
-  Work boats--New York (State)--New York
-  Tugboats--New York (State)--New York
-  Ferries--New York (State)--New York
-  Rivers--New York (State)--New York
-  Shipping--East River (N.Y.)
-  Docks--New York (State)--New York
-  Piers--New York (State)--New York
-  Bridges--New York (State)--New York
-  Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
-  East River (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32037.
-  Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Photographed May 9, 1903.
-  This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan starting at about Pier 5 (the New York Central Pier) opposite Broad Street, and extending to the Mallory Line steamship piers just south of Fulton Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. The film begins with shots of canal boats or barges (from the Erie Canal via the Hudson River) docked at and around Coenties Slip [Frame: 0106]. As the film progresses, the New York Produce Exchange located at Bowling Green, Manhattan, with its distinct tower, comes into view in the background [0346]. Between here and the Wall Street ferry, there follows in order of appearance: steam tugs [0308 and 0422], a wooden hull barkentine [1032] with box barges alongside, a docked iron hull sailing ship, probably British [1448], an ocean steamer with yards on the foremast [1748], a derrick lighter laden with barrels docked at the end of a pier [2134], and a fruit steamer [2612]. In the Wall Street Ferry slip (between Piers 15 and 16) there is a Wall St., Manhattan-to-Montague St., Brooklyn, double-ended steam commuter boat [2896]. The ferry is visible immediately before a shot of the large advertising billboards on Pier 16. The film next shows the Ward Line piers (J.E. Ward & Co., New York and Cuba Steamship Co.) [3040], a Pennsylvania Railroad tug [3190], a derrick lighter [3320], and the Mallory Line piers [3692]. A Mallory Line steamer can be seen on the south side of one of the Mallory Piers [3736]. The camera begins panning out into the East River after passing pier 20, catching the fog bell at the end of pier 21 [3922]. A car float is visible passing under the Brooklyn Bridge [4202]. The pan follows the line of the Brooklyn Bridge eastward to Brooklyn Heights, where the Hotel Margaret (tall building in background) is visible just before the end of the film [4464]. This film continues the view begun in the film Sky Scrapers of New York City From the North River. Together they comprise a sweep around the southern tip of Manhattan, from Fulton Street on the Hudson to the Brooklyn Bridge.
-  MAVIS 1194386; Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River. DLC
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1776) was changed when paper prints were rehoused. DLC
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: ca. 1962; 16 mm. viewing print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: ca. 1991 from LC film lab; 35 mm. viewing print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1997-03; 16 mm. master pos pic; purchase; Niver (Kemp) Collection.
-  Received: 1962-12-27; 16 mm. dupe neg pic; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: ca. 1989 or 1990 from UCLA; 35 mm. dupe neg pic; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: date of acquisition unknown; 16 mm. interneg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1903-05-20; paper pos, copies 1 and 2; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. master pos pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., color ; 16 mm. interneg.
1 roll (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 4790 (viewing print)
FEB 9367 (viewing print)
FRB 0709 (master pos pic)
FRA 1779 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5397 (dupe neg pic)
CRA 1094 (interneg)
Box 0071 (paper pos)
Box 5154 (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a02632 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a02632
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694364
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694364


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