Film, Video After launching /
Boats and Boating
San Francisco (Calif.)
- After launching /
- From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the audience. The water in the wake of the yacht is churned by her screw propeller into a milky stream. As the yacht recedes and the perspective widens, a fishing smack shows on the left, while in the right foreground is a small row-boat. Sharp and clear.
- Part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43).
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
- Subject Headings
- - Boats and boating--California--San Francisco
- - Yachts--California--San Francisco
- - Yachting--California--San Francisco
- - Fishing boats--California--San Francisco
- - Harbors--California--San Francisco
- - Chitose (Cruiser)
- - Ships--California--San Francisco--Launching
- - San Francisco (Calif.)
- - 16426 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426.
- - Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
- - Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps.
- - For more information on the Japanese cruiser "Chitose" or the Union Iron Works in San Francisco, see the catalog record for "Launch of Japanese man-of-war 'Chitosa' [i.e., 'Chitose']."
- - Filmed January 22, 1898, at the Union Iron Works shipyard in San Francisco, California.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 386; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, March 15, 1898, p. 15 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEC 2852 (ref print)
- LC 981 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 0981 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0981
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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