Film, Video At the foot of the Flatiron /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Weed, A. E.
Dates 1903
Location Broadway
New York
New York City
Language English
Subjects Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Buildings, Structures, Etc
Flatiron Building (New York, N.Y.)
Historic Buildings
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Office Buildings
At the foot of the Flatiron /
This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner. Filmed on a very windy day, pedestrians of various descriptions are seen passing by the camera, clutching hats and skirts against the wind. According to some New York City historians, this corner was known as the windiest corner of the city, and in the era of the long skirt, standing on it was considered a good vantage point for a glimpse of a lady's ankle. Policemen would chase away such loungers from the 23rd Street corner, giving rise to the expression "twenty-three skidoo."
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Flatiron Building (New York, N.Y.)
-  Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Office buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York
-  Sidewalks--New York (State)--New York
-  Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
-  Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
-  H37499 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Nov1903; H37499.
-  Duration: 2:19 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  MAVIS 1807949; At the foot of the Flatiron.
-  Photographed October 26, 1903. Location: Broadway and 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  viewing prints and dupe neg; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  neg pic; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1903-11-02; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEB 9836 (viewing print)
FEB 9764 (viewing print, copy 2)
FPE 5578 (dupe neg)
FPE 5601 (neg pic)
LC 1949 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a33981
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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