Film, Video Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Blechynden, Frederick
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1897
Location California
San Francisco
Language English
Subjects California
San Francisco
Sutro Baths (San Francisco, Calif.)
Swimmers
Swimming Pools
Title
Sutro Baths, no. 1 /
Summary
From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50.
"In the background are three tiers of spectators watching the bathers. There are many people bathing and diving into the swimming pool. There is also a two-story slide down which many individuals can be seen descending into the water"--Early motion pictures.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Sutro Baths (San Francisco, Calif.)
-  Swimming pools--California--San Francisco
-  Swimmers--California--San Francisco
Notes
-  60559 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60559.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1425) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed August 22, 1897, at the Sutro Baths in 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. 332-33; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 45 [MI].
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 4439 (viewing print)
FEC 1124 (viewing print)
FRA 1545 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0009F (paper pos)
Box 5003E (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1425 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1425
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694313
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694313

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