Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location Helena
Montana
Language English
Subjects Express Trains
Helena
Helena (Mont.)
Montana
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Passenger Traffic
Railroad Stations
Railroads
Tourism
Title
Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Northern Pacific Railroad Company
-  Railroads--Passenger traffic.--Montana--Helena
-  Express trains--Montana--Helena
-  Railroad stations--Montana--Helena
-  Tourism--Montana--Helena
-  Helena (Mont.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7247.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden?
-  Duration: 0:38 at 20 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and see the famous N.P. Railway Overland Express approaching rapidly. In a moment the engine passes by, slowing down. Then comes one, two, three, four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and Pullmans. Passengers alight, baggage is unloaded, friends greet each other, station men run here and there, the whole scene being one of great interest and activity. 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).
-  Probably filmed ca. June or July, 1897, in Helena, Montana.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 316; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, 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
FEB 9409 (ref print)
LC 994 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0994 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0994
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694263
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694263


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