Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Buffalo
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects (
Amusement Rides
Buffalo
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Buffalo, N.Y.)
Exhibition Buildings
Exhibitions
New York (State)
Pan American Exposition
Towers
United States
Title
Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--Buffalo, N.Y.)--(1901 :
-  Exhibitions--United States
-  Towers--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Amusement rides--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634.
-  Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps.
-  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
-  Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on the then-famous Electric Tower built for the Exposition at Buffalo, New York.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER FROM A BALLOON. Unhabile [code for telegraphic orders]. Here we have recorded a very novel scene, the camera having been placed in the basket of the captive balloon at the Pan-American Exposition. It was then slowly elevated to the top of the Tower, a distance of 465 feet, and slowly lowered until it reached the ground, keeping the Tower in view all the time during the ascent and descent, ending with a very interesting view of the base of the Tower, with crowds of people passing to and fro. Class B 75 ft. $9.00
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not include all of the scenes described in the Edison Company summary.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 8/14/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1045 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp001 m1a34478 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1a34478
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694340
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694340


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