Film, Video A gesture fight in Hester Street

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Title
A gesture fight in Hester Street
Summary
Opens on a street scene with a sidewalk and backdrop of storefronts, including a liquor store and pharmacy, apparently meant to represent Hester Street in New York City. A bearded, dark-haired street peddler in a long dark coat and hat hawks suspenders and perhaps neckties. A young woman in a long skirt and long-sleeved white blouse with a flowered hat walks quickly past, and the peddler turns to gesture angrily after her. Behind him enters another bearded peddler, also identified through his clothing as Jewish, and his pushcart. The cart bumps the first peddler, who turns and argues with the interloper. The argument escalates into a pushing match and then a brawl, with the men's hats knocked off and the pushcart turned over by their wrestling. A policemen enters and tries to break up the fight with his nightstick.
From Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 36: 26 feet. A comical fight between two Hebrews: one a pushcart man, and the other a suspender peddler.
Contributor Names
Marvin, Arthur W., 1861-1911, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Peddlers and peddling--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Jewish men--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Affray--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Commercial strips--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Streets--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Police--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Comedies
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H34815 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 19Aug1903; H34815.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, Arthur Marvin.
-  Duration: 0:24 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Catalog no. 1502; code name (for telegraphic orders) Gagnasses.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046319; A gesture fight in Hester Street.
-  Filmed June 8, 1900, in the Biograph New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Received: 11/21/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 7/5/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 8/19/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2206 (ref print)
FPE 7743 (dupe neg)
LC 1120b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96521794
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96521794
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=96521794&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Marvin, Arthur W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. A gesture fight in Hester Street. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521794/. (Accessed December 04, 2016.)

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Marvin, A. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) A gesture fight in Hester Street. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521794/.

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Marvin, Arthur W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. A gesture fight in Hester Street. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96521794/>.