Format Film, Video
Dates 1917
Language English
Subjects Apes
Hunting, Prehistoric
Mate Selection
Prehistoric Peoples
The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy /
Other Title
Prehistoric tragedy
Dinosaur and the missing link
Dinosaur and the baboon
prehistoric tragedy
dinosaur and the missing link
dinosaur and the baboon
Created / Published
United States : K.E.S.E., 1917.
Subject Headings
-  Prehistoric peoples
-  Courtship
-  Dinosaurs
-  Apes
-  Mate selection
-  Hunting, Prehistoric
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893.
-  Original release was tinted.
-  Duration: 3:23 (part 1) and 2:50 (part 2) at 22 fps.
-  Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.
-  A Conquest Picture.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. See reference librarian. DLC
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995; Moving picture world, v. 32.1, p. 745; Moving picture world, v. 33.2, p. 1122, 1389.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 208 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. non-viewing print.
Call Number
FLA 1472 (viewing print)
FRA 3802 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 3803 (non-viewing pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
animp 4078s1 4078s2
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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