Film, Video 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway 104th St. curve, New York elevated railway / Panoramic view, elevated R.R., N.Y., 104th St. curve

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Title
104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway
Other Title
104th St. curve, New York elevated railway
Panoramic view, elevated R.R., N.Y., 104th St. curve
Summary
"Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab, and waving a good-bye. 150 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Ninth Avenue El (New York, N.Y.)
-  Railroads, Elevated--New York (State)--New York
-  Railroads--Curves and turnouts--New York (State)--New York
-  Urban transportation--New York (State)--New York
-  Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Peep shows (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  27964 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964.
-  Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed late March to mid-April 1899, in New York, New York.
-  The Ninth Avenue El included a famous "reverse curve" between the 104th Street and the 116th Street stations, where the tracks were over 100 feet high above the street. The Ninth Avenue El was the first electified railway in New York City, and the first to have express service.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1752) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 497-98; Niver, K., Early motion pictures, p. 230; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 89 [MI]; Brennan J. Beach Pneumatic, viewed online via Columbia University WWW site, July 27, 2015; Wikipedia WWW site (IRT Ninth Avene Line), viewed July 27, 2015.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 5566 to FZA 2622.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4766 (viewing print)
FLA 5975 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEB 9826 (viewing print)
FRA 1775 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2622 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5615 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FRB 0572 (master pos pic)
Box 0067C (paper pos)
Box 5149A (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1752
Library of Congress Control Number
00694262
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
98799154
Description
"Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab, and waving a good-bye. 150 feet"--Edison films catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694262
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