Film, Video Beginning of a skyscraper Starting a skyscraper

About this Item

Title
Beginning of a skyscraper
Other Title
Starting a skyscraper
Summary
The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background.
From a contemporary American Mutoscope and Biograph Company catalog: Starting a Skyscraper--New York--26 feet. Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, New York. An excellent study of modern American push and enterprise.
Contributor Names
Bonine, R. (Robert K.), camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Excavation--New York (State)--New York
-  Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York
-  Building--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H16723 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16723.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
-  Photographed January 18, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 4/18/02; 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 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC 384 (paper pos)
FEB 9820 (ref print)
FEB 9787 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5563 (dupe neg)
FPE 5607 (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.m2a39986
Library of Congress Control Number
00694382
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694382
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694382&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Bonine, R. , Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Beginning of a Skyscraper. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694382/. (Accessed December 03, 2016.)

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Bonine, R., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1902) Beginning of a Skyscraper. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694382/.

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Bonine, R. , Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Beginning of a Skyscraper. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694382/>.