Format Film, Video
Dates 1917
Location Chesapeake
Great Falls of the Potomac
Harpers Ferry
Maryland
Ohio Canal
Potomac River Valley
Virginia
Washington D.C.
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Barges
Canals
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.)
Coal Carrying Vessels
Description and Travel
Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Locks (Hydraulic Engineering)
Maryland
Potomac River Valley
Tunnels
Washington (D.C.)
Title
Down the old Potomac /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1917.
Subject Headings
-  Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.)
-  Canals--Maryland
-  Canals--Washington (D.C.)
-  Potomac River Valley
-  Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
-  Tunnels
-  Barges
-  Coal-carrying vessels
-  Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
-  Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)
-  Maryland--Description and travel
-  Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 4:00 (part 2), and 3:36 (part 3) at 16 fps.
-  Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.
-  According to the Kleine catalog, this film was originally intended for inclusion in the Conquest program, but was never released in that series.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980, p. 31.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
Call Number
FLA 1477 (ref print)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 4059s1 4059s2 4059s3 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4059
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694119
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694119


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