Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location East River
New York
Roosevelt Island
Language English
Subjects Bridges
East River (N.Y.)
Harbors
Islands
Municipal Buildings
New York
New York (State)
Rivers
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)
Waterfronts
Title
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)
-  Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York
-  Rivers--New York (State)--New York
-  Harbors--New York (State)--New York
-  Islands--New York (State)--New York
-  Municipal buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Bridges--New York (State)--New York
-  East River (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034.
-  Duration: 2:23 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of a mile long, extending from 51st Street to 88th, and at the time of the filming was the location for a number of New York City's charitable and penal institutions. The film opens showing the lighthouse at the north end of the island (Hallet's Cove) [Frame: 0186]. As the boat enters the east channel of the river, the stacks of a large brewery on Manhattan are visible in the distance [0542]. The camera pans along the island's granite seawall (built by inmates of the Penitentiary and Workhouse) and the following buildings, in order of appearance, are shown: the New York City Lunatic Asylum [0956]; the Workhouse [1274]; the Almshouse [1524]; piers for the Queensborough (or 59th Street) Bridge, which upon completion in 1908 will span 135 feet above the island [2388]; the Almshouse Keeper's House (originally the home of the Blackwell family, who had once owned the island) [2730]; the Penitentiary [3646]; Charity Hospital [4140]. The film ends before reaching the southern tip of the island.
-  MAVIS 1627552; Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. DLC
-  Photographed May 9, 1903. Location: East River, New York.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  viewing print; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1903-05-20; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (178 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (178 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (178 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEB 9436 (viewing print)
FPE 5367 (dupe neg)
LC 2121 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a08525 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a08525
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694366
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694366


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