Film, Video Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Dates 1900
Location Bayonne
New Jersey
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
New Jersey
Nonfiction Films
Short Films
Silent Films
Standard Oil Company
Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /
Other Title
Burning of the Standard Oil Company's tanks, Bayonne, New Jersey
Destruction of Standard Oil Company's plant at Bayonne, N.J., by fire on July 5th, 1900
From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines and from the houses of the unfortunate residents, whom we see fleeing before the destructive march of this element of fire. Some of them are bringing out what remains of their homes, and they have pressed into service all manner of vehicles, men in some cases taking the place of horses. Some have saved so little that they can readily carry out all that remains of their goods. 150 feet. $22.50.
"This film was photographed from a single camera position sighting down the main street of Bayonne, New Jersey during the fire that almost completely destroyed the city. Flames and fire are shown in the background, and people escaping in wagons, etc., with their belongings can be seen"--Early motion pictures.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Standard Oil Company--Fire, 1900
-  Fires--New Jersey--Bayonne
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Silent films
Nonfiction films
-  D14429 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12July1900; D14429.
-  Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed July 5, 1900, in Bayonne, New Jersey.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1513) was changed when the paper prints were rehoused.
-  This film had been misidentified as another film with the same title, also in the Paper Print Collection. The former paper print shelf number of the other film, LC 1382, erroneously appeared on this record.
-  Photographed on July 5, 1900 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 603-04; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 53 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewng print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. master pos pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 4396 (viewing print)
FEB 9399 (viewing print)
FRA 1567 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 8051 (dupe neg pic
FPE 5437 (master pos pic)
Box 0865D (paper pos)
Box 5079D (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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