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Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City

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Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

SUMMARY
The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large wagon. Location may be the New York City Sanitation Department's East 17th Street facility, or possibly the incinerator at West 47th Street on the Hudson River.

NOTES
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32038.
Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
Photographed May 9, 1903.

SUBJECTS
Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York.
Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York.
Incinerators--New York (State)--New York.
Actuality--Short.

RELATED NAMES
Porter, Edwin S., camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

DIGITAL ID
lcmp002 m2a45833 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002...

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