Reel

Pushcart Vendors Told to Move On

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
493267_1_1
No
New York, NY, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1903  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:05:13 - 00:07:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1152
H37369
N/A
"Move On." Nice 'slice of life' look at pushcart vendors on New York's Lower East Side, 1903. Film is of a street where several Jewish and Italian pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods; in FG fruit and vegetable carts; part of El track in BG. There's a lot of other activity as well - - pedestrians on the sidewalk walking past many small shops, and crossing the street, horse-drawn carts, a young guy tossing some small object up and catching it. 2 Policemen come up the street and order all of the vendors to move. One cop approaches twirling his nightstick, and the cart in the foreground begins moving. The film ends with CU of cop scolding the vendor, shaking his fist. (That last part seems sorta exaggerated - - like it might have been a bit of acting for the camera.)