3rd Ave El = Third Avenue El

United States, 1957

Film
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A dizzying, poetic ride through the city on an elevated railway that today exists only in memory. The El was noisy, ponderous and rickety - a leftover from earlier times, but by exploring the train, its passengers, movements, colours and images we find that it had its own unique beauty.

Credits

production company

Ardee Films

Duration

00:11:07:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29423

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation

Documentary

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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