Film, Video Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Buffalo
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects (
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Buffalo, N.Y.)
Eskimos
Exhibitions
Games
Pan American Exposition
United States
Whips
Title
Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /
Summary
The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of which are two spectators watching two participants perform a game of skill using whips.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. The picture [shows] a number of Esquimaux picking nickels from cracks in a board with their dog whips, in which sport they are very expert. In the background will be seen one of their "Topeks," a sealskin tent in which they live during their short summer. Class B 75 ft. $9.00
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Exhibitions--United States
-  Eskimos--Games
-  Whips
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Notes
-  H7499 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499.
-  Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps.
-  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
-  Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Leap-frog" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village."
-  The Edison Company summary was excerpted to include only descriptions of scenes appearing in this film.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 8/9/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 745 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp001 m1b09776 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1b09776
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694349
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694349


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