Film, Video At the foot of the Flatiron Windy day at the Flatiron

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Title
At the foot of the Flatiron
Other Title
Windy day at 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)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Flatiron Building (New York, N.Y.)
-  Twenty-third Street (New York, N.Y.)
-  Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York
-  Winds--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H37499 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Nov1903; H37499.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: 2:19 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed October 26, 1903. Location: Broadway and 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Biograph production no. 2639.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1949) 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: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 16; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1194; Biograph production log; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 199.
-  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 5578 to FZA 2312.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4963 (viewing print)
FEB 9836 (viewing print)
FRA 0119 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2312 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0773 (master pos pic)
Box 0150A (paper pos)
Box 5544A (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/lcmp002.m2a33981
Library of Congress Control Number
00694378
Language
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
nyc96000016
Description
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."
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694378
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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. At the foot of the Flatiron. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694378/.

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