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Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.

Author: Edwin S Porter; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Publisher: United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Series: New York at the turn of the century; American history in video.
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This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of a mile long, extending from 51st Street to 88th, and at the time of the filming was the location for a number of New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
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Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903
(DLC) 00694366
Print version:
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Film, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Porter; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
OCLC Number: 701797930
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034.
Original duration: 2:23 at 15 fps.
Description: 1 online resource (2 min.).
Series Title: New York at the turn of the century; American history in video.
Other Titles: Panorama of Blackwell's Island, New York
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

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This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of a mile long, extending from 51st Street to 88th, and at the time of the filming was the location for a number of New York City's charitable and penal institutions. The film opens showing the lighthouse at the north end of the island (Hallet's Cove). As the boat enters the east channel of the river, the stacks of a large brewery on Manhattan are visible in the distance. The camera pans along the island's granite seawall (built by inmates of the Penitentiary and Workhouse) and the following buildings, in order of appearance, are shown: the New York City Lunatic Asylum; the Workhouse; the Almshouse; piers for the Queensborough (or 59th Street) Bridge, which upon completion in 1908 will span 135 feet above the island; the Almshouse Keeper's House (originally the home of the Blackwell family, who had once owned the island); the Penitentiary; Charity Hospital. The film ends before reaching the southern tip of the island.

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