Film, Video Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation
About this Item
- Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation
- This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in 1904, and when completed in September of 1910 the station would span from 31st to 33rd Streets, and from 7th to 8th Avenue, an area of approximately 300,000 square feet. It would connect a massive rail tunnel system, bringing the Pennsylvania and Lehigh Railroads under the Hudson River and the Long Island Railroad under the East River to a terminal in the center of Manhattan, accommodating a network of twenty-seven tracks.
- Contributor Names
- Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
- American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
- Subject Headings
- - Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
- - Tunneling--New York (State)--New York
- - Underground construction--New York (State)--New York
- - Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
- - Excavation--New York (State)--New York
- - Narrow gauge railroads--New York (State)--New York
- - Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York
- - New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H65053 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Aug1905; H65053.
- - Duration: 3:22 at 15 fps.
- - Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
- - Photographed July 19, 1905. Location: Seventh and Eighth Avenues, New York, N.Y.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Received: 8/30/05; 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.
- 1 roll (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC 2152 (paper pos)
- FEB 9816 (ref print)
- FEB 9783 (ref print, copy 2)
- FPE 5556 (dupe neg)
- FPE 5611 (arch neg)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
New York City
SubjectsActualities (Motion Pictures)
Buildings, Structures, Etc
Narrow Gauge Railroads
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694392/. (Accessed December 09, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694392/.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694392/>.