Film, Video The skyscrapers of New York Skyscrapers

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Title
The skyscrapers of New York
Other Title
Skyscrapers
Summary
This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge [2459 (part 1)], riveters assembling steel girders [2859 (part 1)], men astride the steel framework maneuvering and setting a girder in place [3930 (part 1)], and a group of men descending on a crane line [5912 (part 1)]. The story involves a construction foreman who fires one of his crew for fighting, which leads the disgruntled employee to steal. He causes the blame to be put on the foreman, who is finally exonerated when the thief is exposed. All of this conflict is woven in and around the actual construction of the building as the work is in progress. There is even one scene of a hand-to-hand fight between the foreman and the villain that takes place on the unprotected ledge of the steel framework of the building. Some New York City landmarks seen in the film include Union Square (between Broadway and 4th Avenue, 14th-17th Street), and the Everett House, opposite the northeast corner of the square at 17th St. and 4th Avenue [1056 (part 1)]. The film includes the original AM&B title frames at head of film [0105-0272].
Contributor Names
Dobson, F. A., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906.
Subject Headings
-  Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York--Design and construction
-  Building trades--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Bricklayers--New York (State)--New York
-  Structural steel workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Building trades--Employees--Drama
-  Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
-  Union Square (New York, N.Y.)
Genre
Fiction films
Silent films
Short films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  H86424 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Dec1906; H86424.
-  Duration: 4:00 (part 1), 4:32 (part 2), and 3:08 (part 3) at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Fred A. Dobson.
-  MAVIS 144800; The skyscrapers of New York.
-  Photographed November 8, 14, and 15, 1906. Location: 12th Street and Broadway, and studio, New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  paper pos; Received: 1906-12-11; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 12 min., 710 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (710 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FPE 5302 (dupe neg)
LC 2958 (paper pos)
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/lcmp002.05386
Library of Congress Control Number
00694391
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694391
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694391&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Dobson, F. A., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The skyscrapers of New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694391/. (Accessed December 08, 2016.)

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Dobson, F. A., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1906) The skyscrapers of New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694391/.

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Dobson, F. A., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The skyscrapers of New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694391/>.