Film, Video Congress of nations /
- 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
- - 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.
- 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)
- 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
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