Film, Video A perilous proceeding /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Congdon, James
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1902
Location New York
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Building Sites
Commercial Buildings
Construction Equipment
Construction Workers
Cranes, Derricks, Etc
New York
New York (State)
Nonfiction Films
Short Films
Silent Films
A perilous proceeding /
The film follows a group of approximately ten men who are suspended on the cable of a large crane atop a building under construction. As the men are lifted over the site and gradually lowered, they wave to the camera.
Contributor Names
Congdon, James, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York
-  Building--New York (State)--New York
-  Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H16639 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 16Apr1902; H16639.
-  Duration: 1:19 at 10 fps.
-  Camera, James Congdon.
-  Photographed October 21, 1901. Location: Broadway and 13th Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 4/16/02; 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.
1 roll (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1174 (paper pos)
FEB 9817 (ref print)
FEB 9784 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5561 (dupe neg)
FPE 5610 (arch neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a40671
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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