Film, Video Going through the tunnel /
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
- Going through the tunnel /
- From Edison films catalog: On the way to Santa Monica, Cal., the train approaches, runs through and emerges from a tunnel. Train passes in opposite direction. Camera is at front end of train, giving a very novel view. 100 feet. $15.00.
- Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43).
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
- Subject Headings
- - Southern Pacific Railroad Company
- - Railroad trains--California--Santa Monica
- - Railroad tunnels--California--Santa Monica
- - Tunnels--California--Santa Monica
- - Santa Monica (Calif.)
- - 13533 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13533.
- - Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
- - Duration: 0:49 at 30 fps.
- - Filmed ca. early January 1898, in Santa Monica, California.
- - 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. 384; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEB 9438 (ref print)
- LC 1627 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 1627 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1627
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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