Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location China
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Russia
United States
Language English
Subjects China
Flags
Foreign Relations
Germany
Great Britain
International Relations
Ireland
Magic Tricks
Magicians
Patriotism
Police
Russia
Soldiers
United States
Title
Congress of nations /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Magic tricks--United States
-  Magicians--United States
-  International relations
-  United States--Foreign relations--1897-1901
-  Flags--United States
-  Patriotism--United States
-  Flags--Germany
-  Flags--Russia
-  Flags--Ireland
-  Flags--Great Britain
-  Flags--China
-  Soldiers--Germany
-  Soldiers--Russia
-  Police--Ireland
-  Soldiers--Great Britain
-  Soldiers--China
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21659.
-  Albert E. Smith.
-  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton.
-  Duration: 1:59 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick succession the flags of Germany, Russia, Ireland, England and China are brought forth and from each a soldier is produced corresponding with the flag of each nation. The magician adds a bit of comedy to the scene by producing a decidedly Hibernian policeman from the flag of Erin's Isle. The magician then slowly waves his arms in front of the American flag, and as he dissolves into thin air a striking and patriotic tableau appears. The dissolving effect from the magician to the tableau is a new and unique effect never hitherto achieved in motion photography. 115 feet. $17.25.
-  Filmed ca. September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, New York.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 640; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 81 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 95 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2816 (ref print)
LC 1546 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1546 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1546
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694181
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694181


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