Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
This iconic shot, taken by a Cornell University student, is from the Wharton Studio's "Prince of India" which was released as "Kiss of Blood" and filmed on the Stewart Avenue Bridge in 1916. One thousand people turned up to watch this exciting action sequence being shot. Needless to say, it had to be filmed in one take!
The original Stewart Avenue Bridge over Fall Creek was constructed in 1899 by the Owego Bridge Company, completing the electric transit system loop through the Cornell campus and the developing Cornell Heights neighborhood.
Standing on the bridge today affords a breathtaking view of Ithaca Falls below.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Wharton Studio Silent Film Tour