SUMMARY The view was taken from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. As the film begins, the camera is looking southwest, towards the southern tip of Manhattan (the Battery). The camera pans very rapidly north following Manhattan's East River shoreline, across the bridge span itself and the bridge's New York side tower, following the shoreline further north towards Corlear's Hook, where the film ends. Some visible landmarks include the Fulton Fish Market buildings at Fulton and South Streets [Frame: 0420] (currently the site of the South Street Seaport Museum); north of the bridge tower is the Catherine Slip, where a Catherine Street Ferry is docked . NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35636. Camera, G.W. ""Billy"" Bitzer. Photographed April 18, 1899. SUBJECTS Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York. Harbors--New York (State)--New York. Docks--New York (State)--New York. Piers--New York (State)--New York. East River (N.Y.) Battery Park (New York, N.Y.) Fulton Fish Market (New York, N.Y.) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b04725 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2b04725
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