Film, Video Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1905
Location Grand Central Terminal
New York
Language English
Subjects Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
Local Transit
New York
New York (State)
Subway Stations
Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. /
Other Title
Interior New York subway, Fourteenth Street to Forty-second Street
The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today's east side IRT, and ends at the old Grand Central Station, built by Cornelius Vanderbuilt in 1869. The Grand Central Station in use today was not completed until 1913.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Subways--New York (State)--New York
-  Transportation--New York (State)--New York
-  Local transit--New York (State)--New York
-  Subway stations--New York (State)--New York
-  Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
-  H61570 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 5June1905; H61570.
-  Duration: 3:37 (part 1) and 2:41 (part 2) at 15 fps.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Photographed May 21, 1905. Location: Interborough Subway, 14 St. to 42nd St., New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Mavis 1810601; Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St.
-  viewing print and dupe neg; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  neg pic; Received: ca. 1989 from UCLA; preservation Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1905-06-05; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (133 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (133 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (133 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (133 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEB 9845 (viewing print)
FPE 5550 (dupe neg)
FPE 5629 (neg pic)
LC 2057 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 20761s1
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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