- Title: CF780
USA, 1900s, BW. Pan around beach crowded with men wearing bowler hats, large house on cliff. Children play in waves.
USA, 1900s, BW. New York elevated railway at 104th Street. Train towards camera, workman waves his cap to camera. POV shot from train cab. Train to camera and one away from camera.
USA, 1900s, BW. Flatiron Building, New York City. Men hold on to their bowler hats and women hold onto their bonnets they walk past the building. Very high wind. Edwardian clothes.
USA, 1900s, BW. Junction of Broadway and Union Square, New York City. Two trams pass each other, people in Edwardian clothes.
USA, 1900s, BW. Men sorting rubbish at New York City incinerating plant. Some children visible. Child labour.
USA, 1900s, BW. Opening of East River bridge, New York City. Press cameramen and dignitaries across bridge. Crowded scenes. Speeches.
USA, 1900s, BW. New York City dumping wharf. Horse drawn arts dip rubbish onto barge where men spread it about.
USA, 1900s, BW. "The skyscrapers of New York". WS and pan over tall buildings in New York c1903. Work men laying bricks on high building. Man working brazier, hammering steel girder. Two men straddle a girdle as they pull another into a
into place. Man bolts girders. Extraordinary shot of men hanging off hook from crane as another man walks around girders with rope to guide them. Men wave to camera. Man / worker walks up to three others and starts a fight, foreman arrives
and fires man. Fired man returns and steals jacket and watch. Men return and foreman realises his watch is missing. Fired man whispers in his ear that another man has stolen it and a fight ensues. Little girl plays with dolls as her mother
embroiders. Little girl teases man who then frightens her. He hides watch on mantlepiece. Two men fight on top of skyscraper. Man pushes other man off building. Two men pull man to safety. Scene in court with the thief. Little girl arrives with watch
and points to the thief. Men shake hands.
USA, 1900s, BW. Family eat breakfast together. Man leaves for work, man rushes into house and scares woman and little girl. He then runs away as they cry together. Rocks being hoisted from tunnel and moved by a monorail type train.
Construction of Pennsylvania tunnel. Men change shifts. View of almost completed tunnel, two men share a joke and laugh. Men leave, man throws his hands in the air in frustration / irritation. Two men fight. Puff of smoke as tunnel collapses.
Men run to open door, smoke and rubble. Man works his way out of rubble and is discovered by work men. Other man is rescued. Titlecard FORGIVEN! Woman looks after injured man at home in bed, doctor arrives, another injured man arrives and they
shake hands. Man and woman embrace.
USA, 1900s, BW. VS steel foundry. Steam hammer.
USA, 1900s, BW. 'Testing a Rotary'. Belt driven machine in action.
USA, 1900s, BW. 'Girls winding Armatures'. Factory / sweatshop with women sat in rows working on winding machines over looked by woman foreman. Cramped conditions.
USA, 1900s, BW. 'Girls taking Timechecks' Row of woman arrive at factory to work and clock in using automated machine.
USA, 1900s, BW. 'Assembling and Testing Turbines'. Man checks machine and makes notes on clipboard.
USA, 1900s, BW. Coney Island at Night. Neon signs, sign for Dreamland, sign for Luna Park. Pan across fairground.
USA, 1900s, BW. People watch parade. VS flower filled carriages and carts. Coney Island.
USA, 1900s, BW. Execution of Czolgosz in 1901. CU steam train past. Pan of Auburn prison. Man taken from cell by prison officers. Group of men stand around the electric chair. Man strapped and blindfolded in electric chair. His body stiffens
each time the electrical charge is given. Doctor listens for man's heart beat.
- Keywords:USA, CONEY ISLAND, BEACH HOLIDAY, SEASIDE, AMERICA, INDUSTRY, INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, CONSTRUCTION
- Master Title:CF780