Format Film, Video
Dates 1897
Location Connecticut
Conneticut
Hartford
Language English
Subjects Connecticut
Harness Racehorses
Harness Racing
Hartford
Hartford (Conn.)
Horse Racing
Horses
Racetracks (Horse Racing)
Title
Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /
Other Title
6,000 free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park
Six thousand dollar free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park
6,000 free-for-all pace at charter oak park
six thousand dollar free-for-all pace at charter oak park
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Harness racing--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Harness racehorses--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Horse racing--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Racetracks (Horse racing)--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Hartford (Conn.)
-  Horses--Connecticut--Hartford
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43418.
-  Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps.
-  From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was won by Star Pointer in the fast time of 2:04-3/4.
-  From Edison films catalog: Great horse racing on the famous Hartford track, showing start and finish of a 2.04-3/4 heat run by the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry. 5 feet. 7.50.
-  Filmed July 5, 1897, at Charter Oak Park race track, Hartford, Connecticut.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 314; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 56 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
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
FEC 2761 (ref print)
LC 882 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0882 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0882
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694210
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694210


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