Format Film, Video
Dates 1897
Location California
San Francisco
San Franciscounty
Language English
Subjects California
Coptic (Ship)
Coptic (Steamship)
Docks
Harbors
Ocean Travel
Pacific Coast Steamship Company
Passenger Ships
San Francisco
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Steamboat Lines
Steamboats
Title
S.S. "Coptic" at dock /
Other Title
Steamship "Coptic" at dock
Description
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The multitude of people crowding the decks and dock, waving hands, hats, &c, to each other, makes a stirring and life like scene. The picture is clear and sharp and the figures show life size. Filmed September 2, 1897, at 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. 335; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; F.Z. Maguire & Co. Catalogue, March 1898, p. 37. 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.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Coptic (Steamship)
-  Steamboats--California--San Francisco
-  Harbors--California--San Francisco
-  Passenger ships--California--San Francisco
-  Docks--California--San Francisco
-  Steamboat lines--California--San Francisco
-  Ocean travel
-  Pacific Coast Steamship Company
-  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The multitude of people crowding the decks and dock, waving hands, hats, &c, to each other, makes a stirring and life like scene. The picture is clear and sharp and the figures show life size.
-  Filmed September 2, 1897, at 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. 335; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; F.Z. Maguire & Co. Catalogue, March 1898, p. 37.
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 2757 (ref print)
LC 23 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0023 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0023
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694291
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694291


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