Film, Video Market Street before parade /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Miles, Herbert J.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1903
Location California
Market Street
San Francisco
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Cable Cars (Streetcars)
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)
Nonfiction Films
Roosevelt, Theodore
San Francisco
Short Films
Silent Films
Market Street before parade /
Other Title
Route of parade previous arrival of Pres. Roosevelt
Route of president's parade
Route of parade previous arrival of Pres. Roosevelt.
This film is an automobile tour of a portion of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt along Market Street, San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot in the mid-afternoon, shortly before the parade, which traversed this portion of the route in the reverse direction shown here. The earlier portion of the route is seen in the film "Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile" (1903).
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0308] The Native Son's Monument is the column on the left at the intersection of Turk and Mason streets. Beyond it is the unfinished Flood Building, and at far right the Call Building tower. United Railroad cable cars are seen along Market Street. The tall building at right is probably the "Castle" of the Knights of Pythias. [0348] At right the first of many street sweepers is seen performing a necessary task in the last days of the age of horse power. [0459] The wall advertisement at left is for J. Heller and Co. Boots and Shoes. At far right is the Emporium department store, with the white side wall. [0774] The unfinished masonry work on the steel frame of the Flood Building is seen at the Powell (and Eddy) streets intersection at left. [2190] The driver veers around a buggy toward the awning of the Emporium. The car approaches the intersection of Stockton, Ellis and Fourth Streets [2604] and passes to the right of a Valencia Street cable car [2760], en route from the Mission District to the Ferry Building. [2932] An electric streetcar crosses from Fourth Street to Ellis Street, passing in front of the Phelan Building at left. [3155] The camera approaches the back of a Castro Street cable car. Beyond, at left, are the blank rear walls of the Mutual Savings Bank at the corner of Geary (and Kearny) Streets. The sign at upper right is for Sanborn and Vail Wholesalers.
Contributor Names
Miles, Herbert J., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)
-  Crowds--California--San Francisco
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  Cable cars (Streetcars)--California--San Francisco
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H32390 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4Jun1903; H32390.
-  Camera, H.J. Miles.
-  Duration: 1:45 at 15 fps.
-  One of several films taken during President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to San Francisco on May 12-14, 1903 as part of his presidential tour of the West in 1903.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1703) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Photographed: May 12, 1903. Location: Market Street, San Francisco, California.
-  The entry for this film in Niver's Early motion pictures gives the date May 26, 1903, but does not indicate that the film was actually photographed on that day. Research indicates that May 26 is the date information about the film was entered into the Biograph production log.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 201; The Boston herald, 5/13/1903, p. 11 viewed online via Newsbank/Readix database, June 4, 2014.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (104 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (104 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 4717 (viewing print)
FEB 5461 (viewing print)
FRA 1732 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 6834 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0498C (paper pos)
Box 5171A (paper pos, copy 2)
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