The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906 on DVD

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Early Films of New York, 1898-1906

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Early Films of New York City

This collection contains forty-five films of New York City dating from 1898 to 1906. Of these, twenty-five were made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, while the remaining twenty are Edison Company productions.

These films are silent and the total run time is 1 hour 40 minutes.

Here is a list of films in this fascinating historic collection.

  • Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island;
  • At the foot of the Flatiron; Automobile parade;
  • Bargain day, 14th Street, New York;
  • Beginning of a skyscraper;
  • Broadway & Union Square, New York;
  • Buffalo Bill's wild west parade;
  • Delivering newspapers;
  • Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York;
  • Elevated railroad, New York;
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island;
  • Excavating for a New York foundation;
  • [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts];
  • Funeral of Hiram Cronk;
  • Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St.;
  • Lower Broadway; Move on; N.Y. Fire Department returning;
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market;
  • New York City dumping wharf;
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates;
  • New York police parade, June 1st, 1899;
  • Opening of new East River bridge, New York;
  • Opening the Williamsburg Bridge;
  • Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge;
  • Panorama from Times Building, New York;
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y.;
  • Panorama of Flatiron Building;
  • Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y.;
  • Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River;
  • Parade of "exempt" firemen;
  • Parade of horses on Speedway; Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation;
  • A perilous proceeding;
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor;
  • Skating on lake, Central Park;
  • The skyscrapers of New York;
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River;
  • Sleighing scene;
  • Sorting refuse at incinerating plant,
  • New York City;
  • Star Theatre;
  • Statue of Liberty;
  • A street Arab;
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City;
  • White Wings on review

Here are some sample clips from the DVD