Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location New York
Language English
Subjects City Traffic
Horse Drawn Vehicles
New York
New York (State)
Pedestrians
Sidewalks
Streets
Voyeurism
Title
What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /
Other Title
What happened on 23rd Street, New York City
what happened on 23rd street, new york city
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Sidewalks--New York (State)--New York
-  Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York
-  Voyeurism--New York (State)--New York
-  Streets--New York (State)--New York
-  City traffic--New York (State)--New York
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985.
-  Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps.
-  A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Unbarbour [code for telegraphic orders]. This is a winner and sure to please. The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. This subject is a winner. Class B. 50 ft. $6.00.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 8/21/01; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (93 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1933 (paper pos)
FEB 9830 (ref print)
FEB 9760 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5572 (dupe neg)
FPE 5596 (arch neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a36374 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a36374
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694379
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694379


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