Format Film, Video
Dates 1897
Location Buffalo
New York
Language English
Subjects Buffalo
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Fire Department
Fire Dept
Fire Engines
Fire Fighters
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Horses
New York (State)
Title
Buffalo Fire Department in action /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Buffalo (N.Y.).--Fire Dept
-  Fire fighters--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Fire engines--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Horses--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43411.
-  Camera, William Heise?
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  From F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue: Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder. Several of the engines and wagons are drawn by three horses abreast. Fireman appear putting on their coats, etc., while the engines and trucks rush by. Many of the engine horses in the picture are white and the speed at which they break into the scene and pass full size under the very eye of the observer is startling. The engines are fired up and there are dust, steam and smoke effects all through the film. This picture is very full and complete.
-  Filmed ca. early June 1897, in Buffalo, New York.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 310; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; F.Z Maguire & Co. Catalogue, March 1898, p. 44; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
Box 7079
LC 28 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0028 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0028
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694159
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694159


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