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A waterfall in the Catskill mountains of New York State

Library of Congress Slate states that this Edison film of July 31, 1897, was restored in 1996, from the Paper Print Collection. The scene is named: Waterfall in the Catskills. It depicts Haines' Falls in the Catskill Mountains, New York. (Filmed by Edison Company, June 1897, and copyrighted July 31, 1897)

Date: 1897, June
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Advances in early 1900's transportation and workers' living conditions in New York City, United States

'Wheels of Fortune' depicts how the inter-development of the automobile and the public road system (1897-1927) caused the growth of suburban areas. View of two men as they ride a tandem bicycle for two on a city street. A horse carriage approaches a house. A woman gets off and climbs the steps to a house. Women on bicycles in the countryside wearing late 1800's early 1900's fashions. They stop to look at blossoming trees by the roadside. Next scene shows workers seated outside a factory. They eat lunch from packed dinner pails. View of high density tenements and slums of New York City with laundry hanging on clotheslines and the Brooklyn Bridge can be seen in the distance. View of railroad tracks running immediately beside closely packed tenement buildings of New York City residents.

Date: 1927
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Spectators seated in the stands cheer for riders during the Suburban Handicap horse race in New York, United States.

Paper print. Very early motion picture documentary. The Suburban Handicap in New York, United States in the year 1897. Riders mounted on horseback move through the race course before the race. The race begins. Spectators seated in stands cheer for the riders. Jockeys pet their horses after the race.

Date: 1897
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Thoroughbred horses racing at Sheepshead Bay Race Track in New York, United States.

Paper print. Early motion picture documentary. A horse race at Sheepshead Bay Race Track in Brooklyn,New York,United States in the year 1897. Thoroughbred horses racing at the track. Spectators seated in the stands. Jockeys pet their horses after the race.

Date: 1897
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Manhattan Island, New York, from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, in 1919.

View from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, showing Grant's Tomb on a bluff above, circa 1919. (The tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant, in Riverside Park was completed in 1897. In the background, to the North, can be seen the Claremont Inn and Hendrik Hudson apartments. Following a slate reading "Hudson River," the film captures the scenes as the boat moves south along the Hudson. Grant's Tomb is still seen at the extreme north end of the view. But a cluster of tall apartment buildings dominates the bluff above the river. Closeup of a U.S. Pennsylvania-class Armored Cruiser anchored in the Hudson river, with small boats around it and men boarding her from them. Apartment buildings on Riverside Drive in the background. View progresses close to Manhattan Island, where Pier 7 of the U.S. Army Transport Service is seen with ships docked on either side. A docked ship emits heavy black smoke from one of its funnels. A commercial ferry boat passes in front of the camera vessel. More views of ocean-going ships docked on the Hudson river side of Manhattan. Smoke is coming from some of their stacks. The Hudson Terminal with the Singer Building and City Investing Building in the background. The Singer Building tower dominates the center of the view and the taller Woolworth Building is seen to its left (North), at 233 Broadway. Next are views of the Battery on the tip of Manhattan. The large low round structure in the foreground is the Castle Clinton housing the city aquarium. The prominent tall building behind it, to the left, is the Whitehall building at Battery Place. As the camera pans south around the tip of Manhattan, some sight-seeing boats are shown, docked at the waterfront.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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