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Panorama of Riker'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.
Edition/Format:   Film : Clipart/images/graphics : Film   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming (originally eighty-seven acres, by 1939 the size of the island had increased to four hundred acres). The film includes scenes of heavy equipment at work, including pile drivers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
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Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y.
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903
(DLC) 00694387
Print version:
Panorama of Riker'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: 701797934
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031.
Original duration: 2:15 at 15 fps.
Description: 1 online resource (2 min.).
Series Title: New York at the turn of the century; American history in video.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

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The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming (originally eighty-seven acres, by 1939 the size of the island had increased to four hundred acres). The film includes scenes of heavy equipment at work, including pile drivers constructing the seawall and steam shovels unloading rubbish from barges. On one of the steam shovels, a sign reading "Water Front Improvement Co., 220 Broadway, New York" can be distinguished. Near the end of the film, a narrow-gauge steam engine with five open cars loaded with landfill, comes into view. The island is currently the site of a New York City penitentiary.

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