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THE LIFE OF A CITY: Early Films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906


Jump to Tape Number: 19 - 19-A - 19-B - 20 - 5
Tape 19
LC Number: unaccessioned (D2 Master)
Duration: 52 minutes

Title of film Duration Original Source Donor
Statue of Liberty 0:48 FRA 1206 PP
Panorama Water Front and Brooklyn Bridge,from East River 2:28 FRA 1799 PP
Sky Scrapers of New York City, from the North River 3:23 FRA 2131 PP
Panorama of Backwell's Island, N.Y. 2:23 FRA 2087 PP
Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants) Landing at Ellis Island 2:20 FRA 2839 PP
Arrival of Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants), Ellis Island 3:27 FRA 2841 PP
Departure of Peary (and the) "Roosevelt" from New York 4:14 FRA 1971 PP
Panorama from the Times Building, New York 2:04 FRA 2862 PP
Broadway & Union Square, New York 0:22 FRA 0317 PP
Lower Broadway 1:33 FRA 2848 PP
Bargain Day, 14th Street, New York 1:22 FRA 0185 PP
All previous titles fall within the first thirty minutes of Tape 19
New York City "Ghetto" Fish Market 2:53 FRA 2873 PP
Move On 1:42 FRA 2840 PP
Delivering Newspapers 0:53 FRA 2874 PP
A Street Arab 0:27 FRA 0419 PP
At the Foot of the Flatiron 2:19 FRA 0119 PP
What happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City 1:17 FRA 1945 PP
Skating on Lake, Central Park 0:54 FRA 1064 PP
Sleighing Scene 0:47 FRA 0614 PP
Beginning of a Skyscraper 0:25 FRA 0215 PP
A Perilous Proceeding 1:19 FRA 1352 PP
Excavating for a New York Foundation 2:28 FRA 1990 PP
New York City Dumping Wharf 1:21 FRA 2847 PP
Sorting Refuse at Incinerating Plant, New York City 1:42 FRA 2861 PP
Panorama of Riker's Island 2:15 FRA 1790 PP
Donor: PP = Paper Prints


Tape 19-A
LC Number: VTA 3051 (1-inch Master)
Duration: 8 minutes

Title of film Duration Original Source Donor
Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants) Landing at Ellis Island 2:20 FRA 2839 PP
Arrival of Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants), Ellis Island 3:27 FRA 2841 PP
New York City "Ghetto" Fish Market 2:53 FRA 2873 PP
Donor: PP = Paper Prints


Tape 19-B
LC Number: VTA 4971 (1-inch Master)
Duration: 20 minutes

Title of film Duration Original Source Donor
Arrival of Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants), Ellis Island 3:27 FRA 2841 PP
Emigrants (I.E. Immigrants) Landing at Ellis Island 2:20 FRA 2839 PP
[New York City street and harbor scenes] ? FLA 2009 Kleine
Statue of Liberty 0:48 FRA 1206 PP
New York City "Ghetto" Fish Market 2:53 FRA 2873 PP
Donor: PP = Paper Prints; Kleine = George Kleine Collection


Tape 20
LC Number: unaccessioned (D2 Master)
Duration: 55 minutes

Title of film Duration Original Source Donor
Star Theatre 1:55 FRA 2853 PP
Panorama of Flatiron Building 1:00 FRA 1787 PP
Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge 0:35 FRA 0668 PP
The Skyscrapers 11:40 FRA 2682 PP
Pennsylvania Tunnel Excavaion 3:22 FRA 2887 PP
Elevated Railroad, New York 1:07 FRA 2865 PP
Interior N.Y. Subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. 3:37 FRA 2030 PP
Opening of the Williamsburg Bridge 0:55 FRA 0663 PP
All previous titles fall within the first thirty minutes of Tape 20
Opening of New East River Bridge, New York 2:28 FRA 2078 PP
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade 1:52 FRA 0328 PP
Funeral of Hiram Cronk 3:51 FRA 2004 PP
White Wings on Review 3:53 FRA 2197 PP
New York Police Parade, June 1st, 1899 1:52 FRA 1764 PP
Parade of "Exempt" Firemen 1:29 FRA 1820 PP
Parade of Horses on Speedway 0:52 FRA 0927 PP
Automobile Parade 1:52 FRA 0139 PP
New York Harbor Police Boat Patrol Capturing Pirates 2:09 FRA 1763 PP
Fireboat "New Yorker" in Action (Excerpt of Film) 1:59 FRA 1999 PP
Pilot Boats in New York Harbor 0:48 FRA 0010 PP
N.Y. Fire Department Returning 0:39 FRA 1069 PP
Donor: PP = Paper Prints


Tape 5
LC Number: VXA 8570 (Betacam-SP Master)
Duration: 10 minutes

Title of Film Duration Original Source Donor
Bargain Day, 14th Street, New York 1:11 ? PP
Madison Square, New York 0:26 ? PP
New Brooklyn to New York, Via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 1 2:30 ? PP
New York Caledonian Club's Parade 0:53 ? PP
New York City Public Bath 1:12 ? PP
Run of N.Y. Fire Department 1:20 ? PP
Donor: PP = Paper Prints
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