Film, Video Capsize of lifeboat /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Blechynden, Frederick
Fort Point Life Saving Station (U.S.)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
United States. Life Saving Service
United States. Revenue Cutter Service
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1897
Location California
San Francisco
Language English
Subjects California
Lifeboat Service
San Francisco
Capsize of lifeboat /
Other Title
Capsize of life boat
Capsize of a lifeboat
"Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.
"Pacific Coast Life Saving Service series: These subjects are illustrative of the work performed by the Life Saving Corps of the United States Government, and show the methods in vogue at one of the most important stations on either side of our Continent. The exact routine pursued in actual practice is clearly illustrated. We are particularly indebted to Major T.J. Blakeney, Superintendent of the U.S. Life Saving Service, 12th District, San Francisco, Cal., and Captain W.C. Coulson, of the U.S. Revenue Cutter, San Francisco, Cal., for their kind co-operation. We are thus enabled to bring before the public generally absolutely true and accurate pictures of one of our most worthy as well as interesting institutions, the crews of which are constantly risking their own lives for the preservation of others"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Fort Point Life-Saving Station (U.S.)
United States. Life-Saving Service.
United States. Revenue-Cutter Service.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Lifeboats--California--San Francisco
-  Lifesaving--California--San Francisco
-  Lifeboat service--California--San Francisco
-  60571 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0031) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed September 1897, at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, California.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 343-344; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 46; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 20 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 42 [MI].
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 3045 (viewing print)
FEC 1625 (viewing print)
FRA 0291 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7052 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0459B (paper pos)
Box 5528C (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0031
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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Dublin Core Record
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