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SUMMARY Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to move. One of the policemen approaches the camera waving his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with a closeup of the policeman scolding the vendor. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: MOVE ON. In certain sections of New York City large numbers of Jewish and Italian push-cart vendors congregate so closely along the sidewalks that they interfere with traffic. Policemen keep them moving. The picture shows how the frightened peddlers hurry away when a bluecoat appears. Some of the carts are piled high with fruits of all kinds, and it is interesting and amusing to see the expressions of combined fear and anxiety on the faces of the men as they hurry away; the fear of being arrested if they stand, and of losing some of their wares if the carts strike an obstruction in the street. Very fine photographically. Code Vacantivos [code for telegraphic orders]. 100 ft. $12.00 CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1903. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. Photographed October 22, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Peddling--New York (State)--New York. Immigrants--New York (State)--New York. Police--New York (State)--New York. Streets--New York (State)--New York. Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) Handcarts--New York (State)--New York. Actualities (Motion pictures) Short films. Nonfiction films. RELATED NAMES Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2a29915 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a29915
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