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New York City dumping wharf

SUMMARY The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to the next barge, where four-wheeled carts are shown dumping excavation rubble. Probably filmed on the East River, this is one of several New York City Sanitation Department dumping wharves in operation at the time. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32030. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 28, 1903. SUBJECTS Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York. Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York. Wharves--New York (State)--New York. Rivers--New York (State)--New York. Piers--New York (State)--New York. Barges--New York (State)--New York. Waterfronts--New York (State)--New York. Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Smith, James Blair, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2a44308
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