Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York
Departure of Peary [and] Roosevelt from New York | Departure of Peary for the North Pole
The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert Peary appears on the gangway in a dark jacket, mustache and straw hat. He tips his hat,...
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin)
Fireboat "New Yorker" in action
Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts
A demonstration by the famous fireboat "New Yorker." The picture shows the fireboat with all its nozzles spurting water as it goes back and forth in front of the camera. Put in service on February 1, 1891 as Engine Company 57, the "New Yorker" was stationed at the Battery near Castle Garden, where her crew lived aboard. She was 125 feet long, 25 feet...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, James Blair
Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River
Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) where an American Line steamer, either the "New York" or "Paris," is seen docked [Frame:...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, James Blair