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  • Move on


  • Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor.


  • Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1903.


  • -  Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Peddling--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Immigrants--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Police--New York (State)--New York


  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  H37369 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369.
  • -  Camera, Alfred C. Abadie.
  • -  Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps.
  • -  Photographed October 22, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1721) 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.
  • -  Source used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 215.
  • -  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 5562 to FZA 2334.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll (ca. 95 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4735 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9821 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2840 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2334 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 2431 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0052E (paper pos)
  • Box 5162D (paper pos, copy 2)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694375

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Abadie, Alfred C. , Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Move on. United States: Thomas A. Edison, In, 1903. Video.

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Abadie, A. C., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1903) Move on. United States: Thomas A. Edison, In. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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