Format Film, Video
Dates 1897
Location California
Golden Gate Park
Pacific Coast
San Francisco
San Franciscounty
Language English
Subjects California
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
Lifeboat Crew Members
Lifeboat Service
Lifeboats
Lifesaving
Lifesaving Stations
Ocean Waves
Pacific Coast (Calif.)
San Francisco
Title
Return of lifeboat /
Other Title
Return of the life boat
Return of life boat
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Lifeboats--California--San Francisco
-  Lifesaving--California--San Francisco
-  Lifesaving stations--California--San Francisco
-  Lifeboat service--California--San Francisco
-  Lifeboat crew members--California--San Francisco
-  Ocean waves--California--San Francisco
-  Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
-  Pacific Coast (Calif.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60576.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: Shows a life boat coming through the breakers. The surf is high and the stout boat is tossed about like a cork. 50 feet. $7.50.
-  Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects are illustrative of the work performed by the Life Saving Corps of the United States Government, and show the methods in vogue at one of the most important stations on either side of our Continent. The exact routine pursued in actual practice is clearly illustrated. We are particularly indebted to Major T. J. Blakeney, Superintendent of the U.S. Life Saving Service, 12th District, San Francisco, Cal., and Captain W. C. Coulson, of the U.S. Revenue Cutter, San Francisco, Cal., for their kind co-operation. We are thus enabled to bring before the public generally absolutely true and accurate pictures of one of our most worthy as well as interesting institutions, the crews of which are constantly risking their own lives for the preservation of others (p. 20).
-  MAVIS 45672; Return of lifeboat. DLC
-  Filmed ca. September 1897, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 345; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 20 [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. viewing print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 1494 (viewing print)
LC 29 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0029 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0029
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694287
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694287


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