Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location Alaska
Yukon
Yukon River
Language English
Subjects Boats and Boating
Gold Miners
Rapids
Rivers
Transportation
White Water Canoeing
Yukon
Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)
Title
White Horse Rapids /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Rapids--Yukon
-  Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)
-  Rivers--Yukon
-  White-water canoeing--Yukon
-  Gold miners--Transportation--Yukon
-  Boats and boating--Yukon
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7246.
-  Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
-  Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the treacherous Yukon River, which flows through the rich gold fields of Alaska. This picture was secured at the time a party of miners in a boat were making their way over one of the very roughest spots. As they are tossed about by the mad current, the waves and spray are seen to dash high into the air and at times entirely envelop the eager gold seekers. This is a very realistic and exciting picture. 50 feet. 7.50.
-  Filmed ca. early July to September 18, 1899, in Yukon Territory, Canada.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 517-18; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 10 [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. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEB 9408 (ref print)
LC 1198 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1198 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1198
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694332
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694332


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