Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Auburn
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Assassination
Assassins
Auburn
Auburn (N.Y.)
Auburn Prison
Czolgosz, Leon F.
Death
Death and Burial
Electrocution
Executions and Executioners
McKinley, William
New York (State)
Presidents
Prisons
United States
Title
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /
Other Title
Electrocution of Czolgosz
electrocution of czolgosz
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Czolgosz, Leon F.,--1873?-1901--Death and burial
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Assassination
-  Auburn Prison
-  Executions and executioners--New York (State)--Auburn
-  Electrocution
-  Assassins--Death--United States
-  Prisons--New York (State)--Auburn
-  Presidents--Assassination--United States
-  Auburn (N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605.
-  Duration: 3:24 at 15 fps.
-  Camera: Edwin S. Porter.
-  Location: Studio, New York City; Auburn, New York.
-  The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred door. Uniformed men are visible; they open the door and remove a man in civilian clothes. The camera then dissolves to another set in which there is a chair with wires attached. The man in civilian clothes is brought in and strapped to the chair. At the end of the film, two of the six witnesses examine him with stethoscopes.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: ELECTROCUTION OF CZOLGOSZ. Unhonored. [code for telegraphic orders]. A detailed reproduction of the execution of the assassin of President McKinley faithfully carried out from the description of an eye witness. The picture is in three scenes. First: Panoramic view of Auburn Prison taken the morning of the electrocution. The picture then dissolves into the corridor of murderer's row. The keepers are seen taking Czolgosz from his cell to the death chamber, and shows State Electrician, Wardens and Doctors making final test of the chair. Czolgosz is then brought in by the guard and is quickly strapped into the chair. The current is turned on at a signal from the Warden, and the assassin heaves heavily as though the straps would break. He drops prone after the current is turned off. The doctors examine the body and report to the Warden that he is dead, and he in turn officially announces the death to the witness. Class B 200 ft. $24.00
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 11/9/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (210 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1595 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp001 m1b38298 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1b38298
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694362
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694362


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