Film, Video Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1900
Location Newport
Rhode Island
Language English
Subjects Newport
Rhode Island
Torpedo Boats
Underwater Explosions
Whitehead Torpedoes
Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /
"The torpedo was exploded in fifteen fathoms of water. The picture shows the water, mud and rocks being thrown high up in the air, and will give an idea of the destructiveness of one of these missiles. 25 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Underwater explosions--Rhode Island--Newport
-  Whitehead torpedoes
-  Torpedo-boats--Rhode Island--Newport
-  D10161 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10161.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0914) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Filmed ca. late April to early May 1900, at Newport, Rhode Island.
-  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. 592; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 95; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 27.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35mm DNEG Received: [ca. 1989??] from UCLA Film & Television Archive; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 3928 (viewing print)
FEB 9405 (viewing print)
FRA 1142 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 8057 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0508 (master pos pic)
FPE 5415 (master pos pic)
Box 0106C (paper pos)
Box 5080C (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0914
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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