Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location New York
Language English
Subjects Acrobatics
Acrobats
Boys
Children
New York
New York (State)
Street Entertainers
Title
A street Arab /
Description
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age. 50 feet. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Received: 4/21/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection. Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection. 1 roll (65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Acrobats--New York (State)--New York
-  Street entertainers--New York (State)--New York
-  Acrobatics--New York (State)--New York
-  Boys--New York (State)--New York
-  Children--New York (State)--New York
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps.
-  Location: New York, N.Y.
-  A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera.
-  From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age. 50 feet.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 4/21/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 64 (paper pos)
FEB 9804 (ref print)
FEB 9769 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5537 (dupe neg)
FPE 5583 (arch neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2a32868 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2a32868
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694377
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694377


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