Format Film, Video
Dates 1899
Location Broadway
New York
Language English
Subjects Bicycles
Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Mounted Police
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Parades
Police
Police Department
Police Dept
Police Horses
Title
New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /
Other Title
N.Y. police parade, June 1st, 1899
n.y. police parade, june 1st, 1899
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  New York (N.Y.).--Police Dept
-  Parades--New York (State)--New York
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York
-  Police--New York (State)--New York
-  Police horses--New York (State)--New York
-  Mounted police--New York (State)--New York
-  Bicycles
-  Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38517.
-  Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed June 1, 1899. Location: 14th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y.
-  The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading at a crowded Union Square. There are members of the Bicycle Squad [Frame: 0396], mounted horses [0612], and two regimental marching bands [2518, 3456]. At the time of filming, the New York City Police Department was still recovering from the corruption scandals of the early 1890's that had severely tarnished the reputation of the department. A State Senate appointed group known as the Lexow Committee investigated the department and issued a scathing report that detailed serious criminal activity within the department. In 1895, public opinion was so low that the annual parade wasn't held. That same year, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed president of the Police Board, and he is credited with initiating strict and effective reform measures that helped restore the public's confidence in the police.
-  From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: NEW YORK POLICE PARADE. Unbuilding [code for telegraphic orders]. An excellent view of "The Finest," on their annual parade and inspection, June 1, 1899. The head of the column is just turning into 14th Street from Broadway, the Morton House forming part of the background. Crowds line both sides of the cable car tracks, falling back as the band heading the first division swings around Dead Man's Curve and passes the camera. Chief Devery makes a fine showing, as also do his men, with their white gloves and helmets, shining buttons and spick and span appearance in general. 150 feet. $22.50.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 6/10/1899; 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; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (145 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1738 (paper pos)
FEB 9828 (ref print)
FEB 9791 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5567 (dupe neg)
FPE 5613 (arch neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2b40501 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2b40501
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694400
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694400


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