Film, Video Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River Panorama waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge from East River
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- Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River
- Other Title
- Panorama waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge from East River
- This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan starting at about Pier 5 (the New York Central Pier) opposite Broad Street, and extending to the Mallory Line steamship piers just south of Fulton Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. The film begins with shots of canal boats or barges (from the Erie Canal via the Hudson River) docked at and around Coenties Slip [Frame: 0106]. As the film progresses, the New York Produce Exchange located at Bowling Green, Manhattan, with its distinct tower, comes into view in the background . Between here and the Wall Street ferry, there follows in order of appearance: steam tugs [0308 and 0422], a wooden hull barkentine  with box barges alongside, a docked iron hull sailing ship, probably British , an ocean steamer with yards on the foremast , a derrick lighter laden with barrels docked at the end of a pier , and a fruit steamer . In the Wall Street Ferry slip (between Piers 15 and 16) there is a Wall St., Manhattan-to-Montague St., Brooklyn, double-ended steam commuter boat . The ferry is visible immediately before a shot of the large advertising billboards on Pier 16. The film next shows the Ward Line piers (J.E. Ward & Co., New York and Cuba Steamship Co.) , a Pennsylvania Railroad tug , a derrick lighter , and the Mallory Line piers . A Mallory Line steamer can be seen on the south side of one of the Mallory Piers . The camera begins panning out into the East River after passing pier 20, catching the fog bell at the end of pier 21 . A car float is visible passing under the Brooklyn Bridge . The pan follows the line of the Brooklyn Bridge eastward to Brooklyn Heights, where the Hotel Margaret (tall building in background) is visible just before the end of the film . This film continues the view begun in the film Sky Scrapers of New York City From the North River. Together they comprise a sweep around the southern tip of Manhattan, from Fulton Street on the Hudson to the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Contributor Names
- Porter, Edwin S., camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
- Subject Headings
- - Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York
- - Ships--New York (State)--New York
- - Piers--New York (State)--New York
- - Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
- - East River (N.Y.)
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H32037 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32037.
- - Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps.
- - Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1776) was changed when paper prints were rehoused.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - Photographed May 9, 1903.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- - Master pos pic and interneg elements removed from this record 2014-07-08; see MAVIS.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (173 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 170 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 170 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4790 (viewing print)
- FEB 9367 (viewing print)
- FRA 1779 (dupe neg pic)
- FPE 5397 (dupe neg pic)
- Box 0071D (paper pos)
- Box 5154B (paper pos, copy 2)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
- The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898 to 1906 (54)
- National Screening Room (424)
- Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies (432)
- Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (2,235)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog (1,136,499)
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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694364/.
APA citation style:
Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694364/.
MLA citation style:
Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694364/>.
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