The Resource Panorama of Blackwell's Island

Panorama of Blackwell's Island

Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island
Title
Panorama of Blackwell's Island
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of a mile long, extending from 51st Street to 88th, and at the time of the filming was the location for a number of New York City's charitable and penal institutions. The film opens showing the lighthouse at the north end of the island (Hallet's Cove). As the boat enters the east channel of the river, the stacks of a large brewery on Manhattan are visible in the distance. The camera pans along the island's granite seawall (built by inmates of the Penitentiary and Workhouse) and the following buildings, in order of appearance, are shown: the New York City Lunatic Asylum; the Workhouse; the Almshouse; piers for the Queensborough (or 59th Street) Bridge, which upon completion in 1908 will span 135 feet above the island; the Almshouse Keeper's House (originally the home of the Blackwell family, who had once owned the island); the Penitentiary; Charity Hospital. The film ends before reaching the southern tip of the island
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
Runtime
3
Series statement
New York at the Turn of the Century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Government
  • The Gilded Age & Progressive Era (1876-1913)
  • Government buildings
  • Islands
  • Lighthouses
  • Social institutions
  • New York, NY
Target audience
adult
Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (3 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000260441
  • (VaAlASP)1790682
  • (OCoLC)701797930
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1790682/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000260441
Video recording format
other
Label
Panorama of Blackwell's Island
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (3 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000260441
  • (VaAlASP)1790682
  • (OCoLC)701797930
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1790682/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000260441
Video recording format
other

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