Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Language English
Subjects Horse Racing
The Brooklyn handicap-1904 /
To film this event, the camera was placed inside the rail, on the track surface itself. As the film begins, in the foreground a gate opens and a horse ridden by a jockey is escorted across the track, followed by several men who appear to be fans of the race horse. Following the first horse are six in succession, and then there is a large group of men surrounding another horse that appears to be a favorite. The horses head for the starting position, moving away from the camera. In the background at a distance of several hundred yards is a grandstand filled with people. The film ends with a view of the race track paddock with two horses with riders walking around.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Horse racing
-  H46715 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jun04; H46715.
-  Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer.
-  Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 38.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Filmed May 26, 1904 in Gravesend, N.Y.
-  Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Received: 2/2000 from LC lab; ref print and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
Call Number
FLA 5267 (ref print)
FRA 0324 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
awal 2296
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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