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1081.

New York Police Parade, June 1st, 1899

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From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: NEW YORK POLICE PARADE. An excellent view of "The Finest," on their annual parade and inspection, June 1, 1899. The head of the column is just turning into 14th Street from Broadway, the Morton House forming part of the background. Crowds line both sides of the cable car tracks, falling back as the band heading the first division swings around Dead Man's Curve and passes the camera. Chief Devery makes a fine showing, as also do his men, with their white gloves and helmets, shining buttons and spic and span appearance in general.; The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading at a crowded Union Square. There are members of the Bicycle Squad, mounted horses, and two regimental marching bands. At the time of filming, the New York City [...]
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1899
1082.

Pilot Boats in New York Harbor

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A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for four members of the crew to be seen. Following the sailing vessel is a steamship.; From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: PILOT BOATS IN NEW YORK HARBOR. A close view of an eighty footer, schooner rigged, trim as a private yacht, skimming over the waters of the harbor near Robin's Reef, [where a] picturesque little lighthouse is seen in the near background. A steamer decked with bunting also passes by at close range.
FilmOnline
1899
1083.

A Street Arab

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A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera.; From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age.
FilmOnline
1898
1084.

Sleighing Scene

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A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear.; From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. A view taken on the West Side Drive in Central Park. Shows a continuous stream of handsome rigs and turnouts passing in both directions. Pedestrians watch the gay carnival.
FilmOnline
1898
1094.

Cocktail

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Brian Flanagan is a young confident and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro, becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.
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Clemons (Stacks)
1095.

Pan American Bazaar

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A Latin American crafts fair in New York in the 1940s.
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