Parade of horses on Speedway /
The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th Street, an important landmark completed in 1842 as part of the Croton aqueduct system. Beyond the High Bridge is the Washington Bridge at 181st Street. The "Speedway" was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars.
H33282 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 8July1903; H33282.
Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps.
Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
Photographed May 15, 1902. Location: West bank of Harlem River, New York, N.Y.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Received: 7/8/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref print and dupe neg; preservation Paper Print Collection.