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This Was New York
Description: Turn of the Century New York City scenes, including arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island, "Twenty-Three Skidoo" outside the Flatiron Building and ice skating on the frozen 59th Street Pond.

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Clip #: TFA-223C
Length: 22:32
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1900s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Subject: Street Scene
Original: 16mm
1900s, New York City, boat of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, immigrants carrying belongings disembarking boat via gangplank, immigrants carrying belongings leaving immigration quarters on Ellis Island and boarding ferry bound for Manhattan, fish market, people shopping from fish peddlers, Flatiron Building, corner of 23rd Street at intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Twenty-Three skidoo, policeman patrolling as men and women walk on windy corner, woman struggling to keep her dress down as it blows up from the wind, tightly packed crowd of shoppers pushing into front door of Rothschild Company 5 and 10 cent 14th Street store on sale day, Central Park, people ice skating on frozen 59th Street Pond, horse drawn sleighs, Easter Sunday, 1904, crowd and traffic in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, hansom cabs, early "horseless carriage" and early "rubber neck wagon" passing by St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, Politician Richard Croker walking outside Tammany Hall with friend, horsecar delivering and distributing New York World newspapers to crowd of newsboys on street, parade / procession of dignitaries in formal attire at opening of East River Bridge, 1903, Columbia University, installation ceremony for University President Nicholas Murray Butler, procession of men and women dressed in caps and gowns

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