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Brooklyn Bridge 1899
Constructions: David Neufer
Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge
SUMMARY (From Library of Congress researchers)
The view was taken from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. As the film begins, the camera is looking southwest, towards the southern tip of Manhattan (the Battery). The camera pans very rapidly north following Manhattan's East River shoreline, across the bridge span itself and the bridge's New York side tower, following the shoreline further north towards Corlear's Hook, where the film ends. Some visible landmarks include the Fulton Fish Market buildings at Fulton and South Streets (currently the site of the South Street Seaport Museum); north of the bridge tower is the Catherine Slip, where a Catherine Street Ferry is docked.
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Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Duration: 0:35 at 10 fps.
Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
Photographed April 18, 1899.
Received: 9/12/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.