Railways, Subways, Phantom Rides-02

New York, Pont de Brooklyn
Lumière No. 321. K: Alexandre Promio. P: Auguste & Louis Lumière. Fr 1896

TRAUM UND EXZESS, S. 118

New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge
P: Edison Manufacturing Company. USA 1899

“This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. The best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured.”
Edison films catalog

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Interior NY Subway from 14th to 42nd Street
P: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. K: G.W. Bitzer. USA 1905

“The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today’s east side IRT, and ends at the old Grand Central Station, built by Cornelius Vanderbuilt in 1869. The Grand Central Station in use today was not completed until 1913.
Filmed on May 21, 1905 onboard the Interborough Subway from 14 St. to 42nd St., New York, N.Y.”
(American Mutoscope & Biograph Co./Library of Congress/Tehrkot Media)

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