Arrival of emigrants, Ellis Island CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906. SUMMARY 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. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 9May1906; H77049. Duration: 3:27 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed April 27, 1906. Received: 5/9/06; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection. Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref print; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) Immigrants--New York (State)--New York. Harbors--New York (State)--New York. Islands--New York (State)--New York. Docks--New York (State)--New York. Emigration and immigration. Ports of entry--New York (State)--New York. Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) MEDIUM 1 roll (218 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. CALL NUMBER LC 1946 (paper pos) FEB 9481 (ref print) FPE 5517 (dupe neg) REPOSITORY Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2a13402 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a13402
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1903. SUMMARY Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: MOVE ON. In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street. Very fine photographically. Code Vacantivos [code for telegraphic orders]. 100 ft. $12.00 NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369. Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. MAVIS 1809027; Move on. Photographed October 22, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. paper pos; Received: 1903-10-27; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. viewing prints and dupe neg pic; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection. neg pic; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Peddling--New York (State)--New York. Immigrants--New York (State)--New York. Police--New York (State)--New York. Streets--New York (State)--New York. Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) Handcarts--New York (State)--New York. Short films. Nonfiction films. Actualities (Motion pictures) RELATED NAMES Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) MEDIUM paper pos. 1 roll (95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (1:42 min., 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. CALL NUMBER LC 1721 (paper pos) FEB 9821 (viewing print) FEB 9788 (viewing print, copy 2) FPE 5562 (dupe neg pic) FPE 5606 (neg pic) REPOSITORY Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2a29915 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a29915
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Erie officials, whose kind co-operation in affording us every facility within their power has enabled us to procure these unusual and effective pictures. (p. 23) NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43410. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Filmed ca. June or July 1897, in Chicago, Illinois. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 311; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 23 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].