Main Profile

At A Glance

Beginning of a skyscraper

SUMMARY The scene is an excavation pit at an unidentified New York City construction site. A crew of six men can be seen shoveling dirt into a four-wheeled wooden cart. Then a full cart is slowly lifted out of the pit to street level by a steam-powered crane. These carts are similar in design to those shown dumping rubble at the end of the film New York City Dumping Wharf. Advertisements and campaign posters can be seen on the exposed wall of the building in the background. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25Nov1903; H38561. Location: New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Excavation--New York (State)--New York. Building--New York (State.)--New York. Construction workers--New York (State)--New York. Construction equipment--New York (State)--New York. Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2a41778
Length: 00:50


Questions about Beginning of a skyscraper

Want more info about Beginning of a skyscraper? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer