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The Resource Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.
Title
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Title variation
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, New York
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
motion picture
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  • Porter, Edwin S.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Runtime
2
Series statement
  • New York at the turn of the century
  • American history in video
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  • Bridges
  • Rivers
  • Harbors
  • Islands
  • Municipal buildings
  • Waterfronts
  • East River (N.Y.)
  • Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782524
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034
  • Original duration: 2:23 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084669/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (2 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32034
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198264
  • (OCoLC)701797930
Video recording format
other
Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782524
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034
  • Original duration: 2:23 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084669/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (2 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32034
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198264
  • (OCoLC)701797930
Video recording format
other

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