The following eight-minute film was taken in New York in 1911. The speed of the film has been corrected to smooth over the jerky motion commonplace in old silent movies, and a tapestry of sound has been added to produce a faithful representation of life in New York in the early century. The print is originally from the Museum of Modern Art.
A striker dumping garbage on the sidewalk during the New York garbage collector's strike in 1911. Library of Congress / Bain Collection
April 26, 1912 New York, NY
A Trip Through New York City, 1911
An eight-minute film presenting New York in 1911.
Published: April 26, 2012 Updated: February 5, 2021