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Title
What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /
Other Title
What happened on 23rd Street, New York City
Summary
A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Unbarbour [code for telegraphic orders]. This is a winner and sure to please. The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. This subject is a winner. Class B. 50 ft. $6.00.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Sidewalks--New York (State)--New York
-  Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York
-  Voyeurism--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Streets--New York (State)--New York
-  City traffic--New York (State)--New York
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Comedy films
Erotic films
Notes
-  H7985 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985.
-  Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 8/21/01; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (93 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC 1933 (paper pos)
FEB 9830 (ref print)
FEB 9760 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5572 (dupe neg)
FPE 5596 (arch neg)
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.m2a36374
Library of Congress Control Number
00694379
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694379
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694379&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694379/. (Accessed July 24, 2016.)

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694379/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694379/>.