Film, Video Boat race /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
McCutcheon, Wallace
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1904
Location New Jersey
New York
New York Harbor
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Indiana (Battleship : Bb 1)
New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)
Nonfiction Films
Short Films
Silent Films
United States
Boat race /
Other Title
U. S. N. Dept., boat race--"Indiana"
Boat race "Indiana"
Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats begin moving and it can be seen that the camera was positioned on a vessel following the two competing pulling boats. The camera stays with the two boats until their destination is disclosed as a navy battle cruiser at anchor. The cruiser, unidentified, is flying an American flag. The film ends as the two pulling boats come abeam of the cruiser Indiana with their oars in the "boat oar" position.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
McCutcheon, Wallace, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Rowing
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H55396 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jan04; H55396.
-  Title cross referenced with film title: Battleship "Indiana" in action.
-  Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, Wallace McCutcheon.
-  Cameramen credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 32.
-  Filmed November 11, 1903 in Glen Island, N.Y.[?]
-  Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 2/2000 from LC lab; ref print and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
Call Number
FLA 4503 (ref print)
FRA 0268 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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