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Film, Video Opening ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition

Digital viewing copy

About this Item

Title

  • Opening ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition

Summary

  • "The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker"--Early motion pictures.

Names

  • Weed, A. E., camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.

Headings

  • -  Louisiana Purchase Exposition--(1904 :--Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • -  Louisiana Purchase--Centennial celebrations, etc
  • -  Special events--Missouri--Saint Louis

Genre

  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H45954 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13May04; H45954.
  • -  Duration: 3:34 at 16 fps.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2902.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2110) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 231; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 762; Biograph production logs.
  • -  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
  • -  Filmed April 30, 1904 in St. Louis.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  paper pos (copies 1 and 2) Received: 1904-05-13; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (93 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (93 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 250 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 250 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5124 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2076 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0606 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0990 (paper pos)
  • Box 5690 (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00563603

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Opening ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00563603/.

APA citation style:

Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Opening ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00563603/.

MLA citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Opening ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00563603/>.