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

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

Label
Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y.
Title
Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y.
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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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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  • Barges
  • Construction equipment
  • Islands
  • Narrow gauge railroads
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Rivers
  • Sanitary landfills
  • Waste disposal sites
  • East River (N.Y.)
  • Rikers Island (N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782526
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031
  • Original duration: 2:15 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084671/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (2 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32031
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198266
  • (OCoLC)701797934
Video recording format
other
Label
Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y., Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782526
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031
  • Original duration: 2:15 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084671/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (2 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32031
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198266
  • (OCoLC)701797934
Video recording format
other

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