Film, Video Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Railway Mail Service
- Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /
- Other Title
- Fast mail Northern Pacific Railroad
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
- Subject Headings
- - Northern Pacific Railroad Company
- - Railroad trains--Oregon
- - Railway mail service--Oregon
- - Portland (Or.)
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Dec1897; 68009.
- - Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
- - Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
- - From Edison films catalog: Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. It is seen first in the distance and approaches and passes by the camera. As it takes less than 30 seconds to show this 50 foot strip on a Projecting Kinetoscope, an idea may be formed of the speed of this pet train of the Northern Pacific Railway. The waving grass along the track side, the black smoke, and the clouds of dust that follow the train, make very vivid effects. 50 feet. $7.50.
- - Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident to the excitement prevailing at the time of the Klondike gold rush. They show the resources of this company for handling large numbers of people, baggage, freight and excursion parties, and give to prospective tourists and merchants an idea of the facilities with which this road handles traffic of all kinds (p. 9).
- - Filmed ca. July or August 1897, near Portland, Oregon.
- - 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, 1997, p. 324; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 9 [MI].
- 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
- 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number
- Box 7077
- LC 45 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 0045 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0045
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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