Opening of new East River bridge, New York
The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the crowd, buildings around the waterfront are seen, and the dignitaries, led by a standard bearer again pass the camera. The banner reads "MAYOR."...
Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Opening the Williamsburg Bridge
Opening the Williamsburg Bridge [New York City] | Opening of the Williamsburg Bridge | Opening of the New Williamsburg Bridge
The film was shot on the roadway of the newly constructed Williamsburg Bridge. The first people to come into view are press photographers carrying large wooden "box" cameras [Frame: 0690]. Next, a parade of dignitaries and military representatives, accompanied by members of the press , is photographed passing the camera position led by a standard bearer whose banner reads "MAYOR" . The mayor of...
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)