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Film, Video Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge Title from Early motion pictures: Panorama from the tower of the Brooklyn Bridge / Title from the AFI catalog online: At the top of Brooklyn Bridge / Title from Biograph photo catalog: Bird's eye view of N.Y. from Brooklyn Bridge / Title from the Biograph production logs: View from Bklyn Bridge tower in Bklyn / Variant title from the Biograph production logs: View from Brooklyn Bridge tower in Brooklyn

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About this Item

Title

  • Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge

Other Title

  • Title from Early motion pictures: Panorama from the tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Title from the AFI catalog online: At the top of Brooklyn Bridge
  • Title from Biograph photo catalog: Bird's eye view of N.Y. from Brooklyn Bridge
  • Title from the Biograph production logs: View from Bklyn Bridge tower in Bklyn
  • Variant title from the Biograph production logs: View from Brooklyn Bridge tower in Brooklyn

Summary

  • The view was taken from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. As the film begins, the camera is looking southwest, towards the southern tip of Manhattan (the Battery). The camera pans very rapidly north following Manhattan's East River shoreline, across the bridge span itself and the bridge's New York side tower, following the shoreline further north towards Corlear's Hook, where the film ends. Some visible landmarks include the Fulton Fish Market buildings at Fulton and South Streets [Frame: 0420] (currently the site of the South Street Seaport Museum); north of the bridge tower is the Catherine Slip, where a Catherine Street Ferry is docked [0568].

Names

  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • American Mutoscope Company
  • 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, [1899?]

Headings

  • -  Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York
  • -  East River (N.Y.)
  • -  Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Fulton Fish Market (New York, N.Y.)

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H35636 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35636.
  • -  Camera, [G.W. "Billy" Bitzer?]
  • -  Duration: 0:35 at 10 fps.
  • -  Some sources used date of filming (1899) as release date; some sources use copyright date (1903) as release date.
  • -  Possible cameraman credit from Early motion pictures. Not found in any other secondary sources.
  • -  Photographed on April 18, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York.
  • -  Biograph production no. 388.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0352) 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. 237; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 (no. 388), viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, November 23, 2015; Biograph production records (production log), v. 1: 1899-1903; AFI catalog online, viewed November 23, 2015; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed November 23, 2015.
  • -  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 5530 to FZA 2336.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3366 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9796 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9781 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 0668 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2336 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0551 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0435D (paper pos)
  • Box 5220F (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

  • 00694390

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?, 1899] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694390/.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1899) Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694390/.

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge. [United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, ?, 1899] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694390/>.