Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location Lower East Side
New York
Language English
Subjects Handcarts
Immigrants
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
New York
New York (State)
Peddling
Police
Streets
Title
Move on /
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Peddling--New York (State)--New York
-  Immigrants--New York (State)--New York
-  Police--New York (State)--New York
-  Streets--New York (State)--New York
-  Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
-  Handcarts--New York (State)--New York
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369.
-  Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Alfred C. Abadie.
-  Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: MOVE ON. In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street. Very fine photographically. Code Vacantivos [code for telegraphic orders]. 100 ft. $12.00
-  MAVIS 1809027; Move on. DLC
-  Photographed October 22, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  paper pos; Received: 1903-10-27; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  viewing prints and dupe neg pic; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  neg pic; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
paper pos. 1 roll (95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
LC 1721 (paper pos)
FEB 9821 (viewing print)
FEB 9788 (viewing print, copy 2)
FPE 5562 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5606 (neg pic)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a29915 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a29915
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694375
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694375


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