Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location East River
New York
Rikers Island
Language English
Subjects Barges
Construction Equipment
East River (N.Y.)
Islands
Narrow Gauge Railroads
New York
New York (State)
Refuse and Refuse Disposal
Rikers Island (N.Y.)
Rivers
Sanitary Landfills
Waste Disposal Sites
Title
Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. /
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Rikers Island (N.Y.)
-  Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York
-  Sanitary landfills--New York (State)--New York
-  Waste disposal sites--New York (State)--New York
-  Rivers--New York (State)--New York
-  Islands--New York (State)--New York
-  Barges--New York (State)--New York
-  Narrow gauge railroads--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York
-  East River (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031.
-  Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Photographed May 9, 1903. Location: East River, New York, N.Y.
-  The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming (originally eighty-seven acres, by 1939 the size of the island had increased to four hundred acres). The film includes scenes of heavy equipment at work, including pile drivers constructing the seawall and steam shovels unloading rubbish from barges. On one of the steam shovels, a sign reading "Water Front Improvement Co., 220 Broadway, New York" can be distinguished [Frame: 3502]. Near the end of the film, a narrow-gauge steam engine with five open cars loaded with landfill, comes into view [3826]. The island is currently the site of a New York City penitentiary.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 5/20/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (145 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1767 (paper pos)
FEB 9370 (ref print)
FPE 5405 (dupe neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a47683 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a47683
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694387
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694387


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