Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location California
Japan
San Francisco
Language English
Subjects Boats and Boating
California
Chitose (Cruiser)
Harbors
Japan
Launching
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Ships
Warships
Title
Launching, no. 2 /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Chitose (Cruiser)
-  Warships--Japan
-  Ships--Launching.--California--San Francisco
-  Harbors--California--San Francisco
-  Boats and boating--California--San Francisco
-  San Francisco (Calif.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their occupants. As the boat passes out of view the row-boats constantly move around and increase in numbers, thereby lending action to the scene. This film is also exceedingly sharp, and being shown in connection with the launching proper would prove interesting.
-  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).
-  For more information on the Japanese cruiser "Chitose" or the Union Iron Works in San Francisco, see the catalog record for "Launch of Japanese man-of-war 'Chitosa' [i.e., 'Chitose']."
-  Filmed January 22, 1898, at the Union Iron Works shipyard in San Francisco, 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. 386; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, March 15, 1898, p. 15 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
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 2837 (ref print)
LC 1211 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1211 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1211
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694232
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694232


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