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Opening of new East River bridge, New York

SUMMARY The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the crowd, buildings around the waterfront are seen, and the dignitaries, led by a standard bearer again pass the camera. The banner reads "MAYOR." Next, a covered platform, draped in flag bunting is shown, where the people previously seen have gone to begin the ceremonies. There is a brass band playing in front of the platform [4910]. Next, an unidentified speaker, probably Mayor Seth Low, can be seen addressing the crowd. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Dec1903; H40151. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Williamsburg Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Bridges--New York (State)--New York. Parades--New York (State)--New York. Press--New York (State)--New York. East River (N.Y.) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Smith, James Blair, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b27839
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