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Film, Video Princeton and Yale football game Title in Edison films catalog, no. 288: Yale-Princeton football game

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  • Princeton and Yale football game

Other Title

  • Title in Edison films catalog, no. 288: Yale-Princeton football game


  • "First is shown a fine panoramic view of the grandstand at the Yale field, showing the enormous gathering of football enthusiasts who have come from far and near to witness the giants struggle for the collegiate championship. The Tigers are next seen entering the field on a run, closely followed by the Yale men. The principal plays of the game are next seen. Some of the good work of Captain DeWitt, of Princeton, and Hogan, of Yale, is also shown. The finest football picture ever secured in animated photography"--Edison films catalog.
  • Princeton Tigers vs. Yale Bulldogs, November 14, 1903. The camera was moved to many positions throughout the stadium, which contained an estimated 50,000 spectators. The opening scene was a complete pan around the locale, showing the crowd assembled to watch the game. The remaining scenes were photographed from various positions throughout the football field, showing the game in progress. There is line play shown as well as broken-field running.


  • Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.


  • -  DeWitt, John,--1881-1930
  • -  Hogan, James J.,--1874-1910
  • -  Princeton University--Football
  • -  Yale University--Football
  • -  College sports


  • Filmed football games
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Short films
  • Silent films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  H38332 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 19Nov03; H38332.
  • -  Duration: 3:47 at 16 fps.
  • -  Corrected footage from annotated copy of Early motion pictures in Library of Congress Moving Image Research Center.
  • -  Most of second summary from Early motion pictures.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2164) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 263; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 865; Edison films catalog, no. 228, July, 1906, p. 47 viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, August 5, 2016; Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 13, 2013, viewed online, August 5, 2016.
  • -  Cameraman, A.C. Abadie.
  • -  Appearing: John DeWitt, James Hogan.
  • -  Filmed November 14, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (98 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (98 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (98 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 230 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 230 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5178 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2124 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 2125 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FRB 0937 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0121A (paper pos)
  • Box 5536D (paper pos, copy 2)


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

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00563607

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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