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25th Infantry
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produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Jersey City, NJ: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1900), 1 min
From the Biograph picture catalogue: Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored.
produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Jersey City, NJ: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1900), 1 min
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Boat Race
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(Jersey City, NJ: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904), 2 mins
Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats begin moving and it can be seen that the camera was positioned on a vessel following the two competing pulling boats. The camera stays w...
(Jersey City, NJ: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904), 2 mins
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Beginning of a Skyscraper
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The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background. The excavation is for the new Macy Building at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, New York.
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New York at the Turn of the Century, At the Foot of the Flatiron
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This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner. Filmed on a very windy day, pedestrians of various descriptions are seen passing by the camera, clutching hats and skirts against the wind. According to some New York City historians, this corner was k...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Delivering Newspapers
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The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign reading "New York World." As they gather around the rear of the vehicle, a fight breaks out between two of the boy...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Lower Broadway
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The film shows a view which appears to be looking north on Broadway at the intersection of Wall Street, in front of Trinity Church. The sidewalk along Broadway is crowded with people, and the traffic in both streets is very heavy. A horse-drawn streetcar passes in front of the camera, with a sign giving its destin...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
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The view was taken from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. As the film begins, the camera is looking southwest, towards the southern tip of Manhattan (the Battery). The camera pans very rapidly north following Manhattan's East River shoreline, across the bridge span itself and the bridge's New York side...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Parade of Horses
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The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the ba...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Bargain Day
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The film shows hundreds of tightly packed people crowding into the front door of the Rothschild Co. 5 and 10 cent store. They are so closely packed it is difficult to tell one from another. The view is from across the street, looking down from the 2nd floor.
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Funeral for Hiram Cronk
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The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band, then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War, and horse...
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