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Cutting Sugar Cane
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produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (District of Columbia: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902), 1 min
The poor condition of the film, its short length, and the distance of the subject matter from the camera position do not permit much description other than saying some workers are in a field. In the foreground, it can be seen that workers have been harvesting a crop of the cane family.
produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (District of Columbia: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902), 1 min
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Drill by Providence Police
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produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (District of Columbia: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903), 2 mins
'In the center of a town square, a company of uniformed policemen equipped with nightsticks is standing at attention. The policemen execute several close-order drill maneuvers similar to those of any army infantry company. They end as they began, company front'-- Early motion pictures.
produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (District of Columbia: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903), 2 mins
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Broadway & Union Square
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A horse-drawn street car with a sign for Broadway pulls away from the camera with a full compliment of passengers. Another approaches the camera position and they pass. The first car stops to pick up and drop off passengers. Pedestrians walk pass on both sides of the street.
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Elevated Railroad
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The film was photographed from the front platform of a train traveling over elevated tracks in New York City. Although many of the buildings alongside the tracks can be seen, it is difficult to determine the exact location of the scene.
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New York at the Turn of the Century, NY Fire Department Returning
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Shot at an unidentified location in New York City, the film shows several pieces of horse-drawn fire vehicles in motion: two hook-and-ladders; two steam pumpers; a rescue wagon. Note the kids hanging on the back of some of the vehicles.
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Panorama from Times Building
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The view is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The film opens with a vertical pan, going from the street below up to the sky. The photographer then makes a pan to the north over the tops of the buildings from Bryant Park, south of 42nd Street (behind...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Pennsylvania Tunnel Excavation
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This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in 1904, and when completed in September of 1910 the station would span from 31st to 33rd Streets, and...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Arrival of Emigrants
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Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on Ellis Island. Appears to show, first, a group of immigrants lined up to board a vessel leaving the island, then another group arriving at the island and being directed off of the dock and into the Depot by a uniformed official.
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Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco
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produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Los Angeles, CA: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903), 3 mins
This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. The Monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the American fleet over Spanish forces at Manila Bay, the...
produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Los Angeles, CA: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903), 3 mins
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President Roosevelt Crossing the Field
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produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Los Angeles, CA: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902), 1 min
President Roosevelt, accompanied by Secretary of War Root, Secretary of the Navy Long, and a number of others, crosses the football field during the half-time of the game.
produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (Los Angeles, CA: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902), 1 min
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