Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location New York
Niagara Falls
Ontario
Language English
Subjects Gorges
New York (State)
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Railroads
Rapids
Rivers
Waterfalls
Title
Panorama of gorge railway /
Other Title
Panoramic view of the gorge railroad
panoramic view of the gorge railroad
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Rapids--New York (State)
-  Rivers--New York (State)
-  Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
-  Waterfalls--New York (State)
-  Railroads--New York (State)
-  Gorges--New York (State)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11028.
-  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid rate of speed. The combined motion of the train in one direction and the water in the opposite direction, the latter impeded and interrupted in its course by the rocky path through which it flows, sending beautiful masses of spray and foam many feet in the air, makes an impression on the audience long to be remembered. 110 feet. 16.50.
-  Filmed May 1900 at Niagara Falls, New York.
-  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. 594; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 95 [MI].
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 110 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 110 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEB 9730 (ref print)
LC 1765 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1765 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1765
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694268
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694268


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