Film, Video The unappreciated joke /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Dates 1903
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Cable Cars (Streetcars)
Comic Books, Strips, Etc
Conduct of Life
Older Women
United States
Wit and Humor
The unappreciated joke /
From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted by the stout man. An elderly matron takes the seat. Without looking up the stout man shoves the paper in front of the face of the old lady, thinking his friend is still there. He goes into a fit of laughter over the joke, punching her in the ribs with his thumb, and slapping her on the knee. She becomes very much embarrassed and indignant. She shakes him by the shoulder, he looks around, discovers his mistake, and sinks through the floor. Length 55 feet. Class B. Price $6.60.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Men--United States--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Cable cars (Streetcars)--United States--Drama
-  Older women--United States--Drama
-  Comic books, strips, etc.--United States--Drama
-  Errors--Drama
-  Wit and humor--Drama
-  H34328 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328.
-  Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 19 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEB 9371 (ref print)
LC 310 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0310
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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