Film, Video Street car chivalry /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Cable Cars (Streetcars)
Discrimination Against Overweight Women
Overweight Women
Social Life and Customs
United States
Street car chivalry /
Other Title
Streetcar chivalry
streetcar chivalry
From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A sudden jerk of the car lands her in the lap of a dude, much to the amusement of the other passengers. She pulls herself together, only to be thrown sprawling on the dude again. This time she mashes his high hat. The dude rises and leaves the car, and the old lady gathers up her bundles and sits down with a satisfied smile. Length 65 feet. Class B. $7.80.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Chivalry--Drama
-  Etiquette--United States--Drama
-  Cable cars (Streetcars)--United States--Drama
-  Overweight women--United States--Drama
-  Discrimination against overweight women--United States--Drama
-  Dandies--United States--Social life and customs--Drama
-  H34327 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34327.
-  Duration: 1:05 at 16 fps.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 245; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 19 [MI].
1 reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEB 9363 (ref print)
LC 320 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0320
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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