Format Film, Video
Dates 1905
Location New York
New York City
Language English
Subjects Buildings, Structures, Etc
Construction Equipment
Construction Workers
Narrow Gauge Railroads
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
Underground Construction
Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation /
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
-  Tunneling--New York (State)--New York
-  Underground construction--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Excavation--New York (State)--New York
-  Narrow gauge railroads--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Aug1905; H65053.
-  Duration: 3:22 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Photographed July 19, 1905. Location: Seventh and Eighth Avenues, New York, N.Y.
-  This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in 1904, and when completed in September of 1910 the station would span from 31st to 33rd Streets, and from 7th to 8th Avenue, an area of approximately 300,000 square feet. It would connect a massive rail tunnel system, bringing the Pennsylvania and Lehigh Railroads under the Hudson River and the Long Island Railroad under the East River to a terminal in the center of Manhattan, accommodating a network of twenty-seven tracks.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 8/30/05; 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 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 2152 (paper pos)
FEB 9816 (ref print)
FEB 9783 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5556 (dupe neg)
FPE 5611 (arch neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2b16092
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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