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Parade of horses on Speedway

SUMMARY The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th Street, an important landmark completed in 1842 as part of the Croton aqueduct system. Beyond the High Bridge is the Washington Bridge at 181st Street. The "Speedway" was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 8July1903; H33282. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Photographed May 15, 1902. Location: West bank of Harlem River, New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Horse processions--New York (State)--New York. Parades--New York (State)--New York. Horses--New York (State)--New York. Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Harlem River (N.Y.) Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Bridges--New York (State) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Bonine, R. (Robert K.), camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b44933
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