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  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60596. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Sutro Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52619. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894 to 1915 - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Feeding sea gulls /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16429. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Jan1902; H13041. Duration: 2:39 at 15 fps. Location: Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California. This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1902
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  • Return of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60576. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows a life boat coming through the breakers. The surf is high and the ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60582. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Leander Sisters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60561. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Very unique. Stage ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Launch of life boat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60570. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16427. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: January 22, 1898. Location: Union Iron Works Shipyard, San Francisco. This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60581. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:23 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel away from the dock and slowly turning. The vessel is seen ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Union Iron Works /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16436. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:29 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894 to 1915 - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • After launching /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Jun1898; 38256. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: May 13, 1898. Location: Pacific Mail Steamship Company Dock, San Francisco. This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - The Spanish American War in Motion Pictures - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • Lurline Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60578. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: At San Francisco. The main feature is the toboggan slide which the bathers use, ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894 to 1915 - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1897
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  • Procession of floats /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16425. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:32 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894 to 1915 - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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  • Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38210. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:56 at ...

    Site/Collection: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division - The Spanish American War in Motion Pictures - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies - American Memory - Catalog
    Original Format: Film, Video
    Date: 1898
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