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

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Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

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

New York City at the Turn of the Century

America at the Turn of the Century

Pioneer Cameramen

Paper Print Film Collection

Actuality Films

Selected Bibliography: New York

Selected Bibliography: Early Motion Pictures

Collection Connections

Working with the Collection

How to View Videos

How to Order Copies of Films

Copyright and Other Restrictions


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