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.
  • "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"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.

Names

  • Bonine, R. (Robert K.), 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, 1902.

Headings

  • -  Building sites--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Excavation--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H16723 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16723.
  • -  Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
  • -  Duration: 0:25 at 15 fps.
  • -  Photographed January 18, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2082.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0384) 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. 27; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1014; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 68, p. 449; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, November, 1902, p. 143, viewed online, January 23, 2017, via the New Jersey Digital Highway.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3398 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9787 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0215 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5607 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0612 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0126A (paper pos)
  • Box 5128B (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694382

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bonine, R. , Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Beginning of a Skyscraper. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694382/.

APA citation style:

Bonine, R., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (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/.

MLA citation style:

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