Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Buffalo
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects (
Army
Battles
Buffalo
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Buffalo, N.Y.)
Drill and Tactics
Exhibition Buildings
Exhibitions
Indians of North America
Infantry
New York (State)
Pan American Exposition
United States
Wars
Title
Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--Buffalo, N.Y.)--(1901 :
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry--Drill and tactics
-  Battles--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Indians of North America--Wars
-  Exhibitions--United States
-  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Nov1901; H10816.
-  Duration: 1:03 (part 1) and 3:56 (part 2) at 15 fps.
-  Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle of this flat area, men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia are lined up in the position of skirmishers. They fire at the Indians, who gallop by. The troops move over this flat area while the Indians on horseback circle them.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SHAM BATTLE AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Unhamento. [code for telegraphic orders] On the closing day of the Pan-American Exposition, Saturday, November 2nd, 1901, a sham battle took place at the Stadium on the Pan-American Exhibition grounds, between the six tribes of American Indians and the United States Infantry stationed at Buffalo. The battle was most exciting and realistic, there being about 250 American Indians clad in their picturesque dress and fully decorated in their war paint. About half the Indians were mounted upon spirited horses. The attack was begun by the Infantry rushing the Indians who made a firm stand and succeeded in repulsing the soldiers. The scene is replete with charges and many hand to hand encounters. Most of the action took place close to our camera and the picture which we secured is excellent. The scene opens with a parade of the American Indians, which in itself is of great interest, the parade portion of the film consuming about 25 feet. Class B 275 ft. $33.00. We also sell this subject in the following lengths: Class B 100 ft., Unhampered, $12.00. Class B 200 ft., Unhanded, $24.00.
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not include all of the scenes described in the Edison Company summary.
-  MAVIS 1588625; Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition. DLC
-  Photographed November 2, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  paper pos; Received: 1901-11-25; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
paper pos. 1 roll (320 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
LC 2189 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp001 37010s1 37010s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.37010
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694341
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694341


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