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Beginning of a skyscraper

Author: R Bonine; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress); Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Silent 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); Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 971605066
Notes: Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16723.
Duration: 0:25 at 15 fps.
Biograph production no. 2082.
Paper print shelf number (LC 0384) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 27; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1014; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 68, p. 449; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, November, 1902, p. 143, viewed online, January 23, 2017, via the New Jersey Digital Highway.
Credits: Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
Event notes: Photographed January 18, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y.
Description: viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
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.

"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"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.

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