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The Resource White Wings on review, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

White Wings on review, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

Label
White Wings on review
Title
White Wings on review
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, probably Fifth Avenue. Rows of men wearing the white uniforms of New York City street sweepers (known as White Wings) march by the camera. Each row has a police escort. The parade of uniformed men continues until several hundred pass. Immediately following the marching men come approximately a hundred horse-drawn two-wheel carts of the kind used for hauling garbage. One four wheeled cart is seen near the end of the film. In 1895, under the reform administration of Mayor William L. Strong, New York City's Department of Street Cleaning was headed by Colonel George Waring. It was he who garbed his workers in the white duck suits (earning them the name "White Wings") seen in the film. He is also recognized as a brilliant sanitary engineer who marshalled the two thousand man force to clean four hundred and fifty miles of streets each day. According to Jacob Riis, "his broom saved more lives in the crowded tenements than a squad of doctors." By 1903, the date of the filming, a new city administration was in power and Waring had been replaced
  • From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHITE WINGS ON REVIEW. A fine picture of the celebrated "White Wings" or street- cleaning department of one district of Greater New York, showing over 350 men in line, and over 100 carts that are used to carry the refuse away to the dumping wharf, marching through the streets of New York
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Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
motion picture
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  • Smith, James Blair
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Runtime
4
Series statement
  • New York at the turn of the century
  • American history in video
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  • Horse-drawn vehicles
  • Parades
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Sanitation workers
  • Street cleaners
Technique
live action
Label
White Wings on review, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782541
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033
  • Original duration: 3:53 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084686/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (4 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32033
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198281
  • (OCoLC)701797960
Video recording format
other
Label
White Wings on review, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;782541
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033
  • Original duration: 3:53 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084686/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (4 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Legal deposit
H32033
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a198281
  • (OCoLC)701797960
Video recording format
other

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