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Brooklyn Bridge 1899

Constructions:  David Neufer
Film Source:  The Library of Congress

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This image of Manhattan is a composite of film frames made
in 1899 from the Brooklyn-side tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. 
The film and the information that follows are from the LOC.


Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company

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.

United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company 1903.

Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35636.

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.


Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York.
Harbors--New York (State)--New York.
Docks--New York (State)--New York.
Piers--New York (State)--New York.
East River (N.Y.)
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Fulton Fish Market (New York, N.Y.)

Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

1 roll (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.

LC 352 (paper pos)
FEB 9796 (ref print)
FEB 9781 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5530 (dupe neg)
FPE 5593 (arch neg)


Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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