Film, Video Elevated railroad, New York Around the big curves / Elevated R.R. 110 St. curve, New York City / Around the big curves on the Manhattan Elevated R.R.

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Title

  • Elevated railroad, New York

Other Title

  • Around the big curves
  • Elevated R.R. 110 St. curve, New York City
  • Around the big curves on the Manhattan Elevated R.R.

Summary

  • Taken from the front end of a locomotive following an express train at high speed around the high curves of the Ninth Avenue Elevated, from the 104th to 116th Street station. This section, with its reverse curve, is known as "The Big Loop", and is the highest (at over 100 feet) and most dangerous section on the New York Elevated. During the trip, Grant's Tomb, Columbia College buildings, the new Cathedral of St. John The Divine, and Morningside Park, as well as a portion of the north end of Central Park are visible.

Names

  • 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 Company, 1899 ; United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.

Headings

  • -  Ninth Avenue El (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Railroads, Elevated--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Railroads--Curves and turnouts--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Urban transportation--New York (State)--New York

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H28548 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Feb1903; H28548.
  • -  Duration: 1:07 at 15 fps.
  • -  Photographed in 1899 in New York City.
  • -  Part of summary taken from the Biograph bulletins 1896-1908 and from the Biograph catalog.
  • -  Biograph production no. 885.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1589) 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. 88; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 250; Biograph photo catalog, v. 2, No. 500-1001, viewed online December 11, 2015 via New Jersey Digital Highway; Biograph picture catalog, 1902, p. 123, viewed online December 11, 2015 via New Jersey Digital Highway; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 38; Brennan J. Beach Pneumatic, viewed online via Columbia University WWW site, December 11, 2015; Wikipedia WWW site (IRT Ninth Avene Line), viewed December 11, 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 5559 to FZA 2338.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (36 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (36 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4603 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9824 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9795 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 2865 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2338 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0687 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0020H (paper pos)
  • Box 5019C (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

  • 00694393

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Elevated railroad, New York. United States: American Mutoscope Company, ; United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694393/.

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American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1903) Elevated railroad, New York. United States: American Mutoscope Company, ; United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694393/.

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American Mutoscope Company, et al. Elevated railroad, New York. United States: American Mutoscope Company, ; United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694393/>.