Film, Video As in a looking glass

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Dates 1903
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Boys
Conduct of Life
Falls (Accidents)
Practical Jokes
Silent Films
United States
As in a looking glass
Other Title
How Tommy got a pull on his grandpa
Created / Published
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, United States, 1903, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Practical jokes -- Drama
-  Boys -- United States -- Conduct of life -- Drama
-  Falls (Accidents) -- United States -- Drama
-  Grandfathers -- United States -- Drama
-  Silent films
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29May1903; H32297.
-  AFI catalog considers "As in a looking glass" and "How Tommy got a pull on his grandpa" as two separate films with similar plots, noting that the former is catalog no. 907 and the latter no. 2369. However, no information on a film no. 907 could be found in the Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI] or Biograph photo catalogs [MI], and the frames pictured in Biograph photo catalog v. 5 from "How Tommy got a pull on his grandpa" are identical to frames in the film deposited for copyright under the title "As in a looking glass."
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 1:01 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Catalog no. 2369; code name (for telegraphic orders) Garrulando. In a single variant instance, Biograph photo catalog, v. 5 [MI], shows the film as catalog no. 2367, with code name Garrulamo.
-  Arch pos, arch neg, and masterpos include two pullbacks with approximately 2 ft. of black; these printing errors have been edited out in production of a digital file.
-  NCN046278; As in a looking glass.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, 1971, p. 84, 86, 191.
-  Filmed May 21, 1903, in the Biograph New York City studio. (venue)
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site ( (additional physical form)
motion picture
1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos.
1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg.
1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
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