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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
acetate film and metal
Duration: 4 Minutes
Length (Film): 150 Feet
silent films
home movies
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Hunts Point, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
This 16mm film is a home movie shot circa 1949 in the Hunts Point neighborhood in Bronx, New York. It features footage of street scenes, local businesses, and regional transportation methods.
16mm, silent, black-and-white film of the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. The footage includes storefronts, street scenes, and cars.The film begins with a street scene. A police car is driving towards the camera, and the camera follows the car as it passes by. The next scene shows two street signs at an intersection. One of the street signs reads Washington St. The next scene shows a storefront window advertising the Beaird Produce Co. and Beaird Seafoods, Ltd. The next scene shows cars driving down the street away from the camera. Also in the footage is an elevated segment of the New York Central Railroad, and several restaurant and bar signs on the side of the buildings. The next scene includes a close-up of the elevated railroad with the New York Central name painted on the side. The camera pans the side of a building that the railroad passes through. The next scene shows another advertisement on a window, and this one reads Boneless Meat. The remaining scenes appear to be filmed from a moving fishing boat. The footage shows other fishing boats in the water and a brief shot of the boat captain.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Film  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture