Film, Video At the foot of the Flatiron

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Title
At the foot of the Flatiron
Summary
This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner. Filmed on a very windy day, pedestrians of various descriptions are seen passing by the camera, clutching hats and skirts against the wind. According to some New York City historians, this corner was known as the windiest corner of the city, and in the era of the long skirt, standing on it was considered a good vantage point for a glimpse of a lady's ankle. Policemen would chase away such loungers from the 23rd Street corner, giving rise to the expression "twenty-three skidoo."
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Flatiron Building (New York, N.Y.)
-  Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Office buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York
-  Sidewalks--New York (State)--New York
-  Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
-  Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Genre
Silent films
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  H37499 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Nov1903; H37499.
-  Duration: 2:19 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  MAVIS 1807949; At the foot of the Flatiron.
-  Photographed October 26, 1903. Location: Broadway and 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  viewing prints and dupe neg; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  neg pic; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1903-11-02; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (2 min., ca. 153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (153 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEB 9836 (viewing print)
FEB 9764 (viewing print, copy 2)
FPE 5578 (dupe neg)
FPE 5601 (neg pic)
LC 1949 (paper pos)
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/lcmp002.m2a33981
Library of Congress Control Number
00694378
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694378
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694378&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. At the foot of the Flatiron. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694378/. (Accessed December 06, 2016.)

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Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) At the foot of the Flatiron. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694378/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. At the foot of the Flatiron. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694378/>.