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Beginning of a skyscraper

Author: R Bonine; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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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.
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Genre/Form: Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actuality
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Bonine; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 63617328
Notes: Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16723.
Duration: 0:25 at 15 fps.
Credits: Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
Event notes: Photographed January 18, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y.
Description: 1 roll (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Other Titles: Starting a skyscraper
Responsibility: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.

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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.

From a contemporary American Mutoscope and Biograph Company catalog: Starting a Skyscraper--New York--26 feet. Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, New York. An excellent study of modern American push and enterprise.

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