Film, Video Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Blechynden, Frederick
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1897
Location Klondike River Valley
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Equipment and Supplies
Gold Discoveries
Gold Miners
Gold Mines and Mining
Klondike River Valley (Yukon)
Loading and Unloading
Queen (Ship)
Seattle (Wash.)
Washington (State)
Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /
Other Title
Loading baggage for Klondike
Loading baggage, S.S. Queen
From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seekers watch the loading of their outfits, clothing, kits and provisions into the hole of the "Williamette." 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).
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Steamboats--Washington (State)--Seattle
-  Gold mines and mining--Transportation
-  Gold miners--Transportation
-  Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries
-  Loading and unloading--Washington (State)--Seattle
-  Docks--Washington (State)--Seattle
-  Harbors--Washington (State)--Seattle
-  Ships--Washington (State)--Seattle
-  Seattle (Wash.)
Actualities (Motion pictures)
-  60553 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553.
-  Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps.
-  According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film shows the S.S. "Queen" loading, rather than the S.S. "Williamette" referred to in the Edison films catalog summary,
-  Filmed August 6, 1897, in Seattle, Washington.
-  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. 321-23; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 10 [MI].
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
Box 7076
LC 17 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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Library of Congress Catalog Number
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