Thursday, October 23, 2008
Life of a City
Produced by the Library of Congress' Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division on their American Memory website, the Life of a City website brings together a collection of films of New York City dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. There is also background information on New York at the turn of the century to put the material shown in the films into context.
Twenty-five of the films in this collection were made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, while the remaining twenty were made by Edison Company Productions. In addition there is a selected bibliography and a selection of resources related to the collection. One can search the collection by keyword, browse the subject index or view a list of the film titles. This resource would be of interest to film historians and students concerned with the history of film.