Format Film, Video
Dates 1897
Location California
San Jose
Language English
Subjects California
Carriages and Carts
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Hotel Vendome (San Jose, Calif.)
Hotels
San Jose
San Jose (Calif.)
Tourism
Title
Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /
Other Title
Vendome Hotel, San Jose, California
vendome hotel, san jose, california
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Hotel Vendome (San Jose, Calif.)
-  Hotels--California--San Jose
-  Tourism--California--San Jose
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--California--San Jose
-  Carriages and carts--California--San Jose
-  San Jose (Calif.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60584.
-  Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps.
-  Location: San Jose, California.
-  This brief film shows an excursion party passing in the carriage drive of the Vendome Hotel, a major resort hotel in San Jose, south of San Francisco. The exact date of the film is unknown, but may be in October 1897. The camera faces north-northwest in the carriage drive, toward the main (east) entrance of the hotel. Two excursion stages, a surrey, and three small carriages circle past the camera with passengers waving, while other guests wave from the hotel steps. The light indicates an afternoon setting, which suggests a short trip to "take the waters" at nearby Alum Rock Springs, Azule Springs, or Congress Springs. Another possibility is an overnight trip to the James Lick Observatory on nearby Mount Hamilton to view the heavens through the 36-inch telescope. The Vendome Hotel was built in 1888 by public subscription for $500,000 to accommodate the expanding convention business of San Jose, a growing town set among orchards and farmland (now larger than San Francisco). Located on North First Street between Hobson and Hawthorne streets (on the 11-acre estate of former Mayor Joseph Belden), the hotel was a few blocks north of the center of town. Over the decade following its 1889 opening, the hotel increasingly became a first-class resort frequented by San Francisco and Bay Area society. Facilities included a ballroom, swimming pools, tennis courts, and stables. An annex added in 1903 was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. In 1930 the Vendome was demolished and replaced by custom-built homes.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 10/25/1897; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (70 ft) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1109 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp003 m3a32703 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp003.m3a32703
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694421
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694421


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