Film, Video Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City

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Title
Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City
Summary
The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large wagon.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York
-  Waste products as fuel--New York (State)--New York
-  Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Incinerators--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.).--Department of Street Cleaning
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H32038 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32038.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed May 9, 1903 in New York City.
-  According to the New York times, on May 9, 1903, "Doctor John McGaw Woodbury, Commissioner of Street Cleaning, has installed an extemporized garbage incinerator in the abandoned public school building at North Moore and Varick Streets [to demonstrate] the possibilities of dry rubbish of which 90 per cent is waste paper, as a substitute for coal." As this film was taken on the same day as the demonstration, it is likely that the location is North Moore and Varick Street, rather than the New York City Sanitation Department's East 17th Street facility, or the incinerator at West 47th Street.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1870) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 306; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1001; New York times, May 10, 1903, p. 3, viewed online October 2, 2019 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
-  paper pos Received: 1903-05-20; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4884 (viewing print)
FEB 9421 (viewing print)
FRA 2861 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5304 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0807 (master pos pic)
Box 0095 (paper pos)
Box 5166F (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.01870067
Library of Congress Control Number
00694386
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694386
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694386/.

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Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694386/.

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694386/>.

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