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Film, Video Women of the ghetto bathing Title from Biograph production log: Ladies day at public baths / Title from American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalog: Ladies day at the public baths

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Title

  • Women of the ghetto bathing

Other Title

  • Title from Biograph production log: Ladies day at public baths
  • Title from American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalog: Ladies day at the public baths

Summary

  • The subject is a group of women and girls in a public swimming pool wearing turn-of the-century bathing attire. Many women and girls are playing in the pool, while others climb out and jump into the pool. The water in the the pool appears to be about four feet deep and the pool is very crowded. According the Biograph picture catalogue, the scene takes place in a New York Public Bath on "ladies day".

Names

  • Marvin, Arthur W., 1861-1911, camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1902.

Headings

  • -  Public baths--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Women--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Girls--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Swimming--New York (State)--New York

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H24897 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Dec02; H24897.
  • -  Duration: 0:55 at 16 fps.
  • -  Corrected footage for 16 mm. from document "Paper Prints: major errors in catalog" in Library of Congress Moving Image Research Center; 35 mm. footage take from American Mutoscope & Biograph Picture Catalogue.
  • -  Parts of summary taken from Early motion pictures and from the American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
  • -  Biograph production no. 1952.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1359) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 369; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1201; Biograph production logs; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalog, November 1902, p. 92, viewed online November 2, 2016 via the New Jersey Digital Highway.
  • -  Camera, Arthur Marvin.
  • -  Photographed in the East 3rd St. Public Bath in New York City, probably in July, 1901.
  • -  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.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4373 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1512 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 1764 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0161R (paper pos)
  • Box 5259H (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00563609

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Marvin, Arthur W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Women of the Ghetto Bathing. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1902. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00563609/.

APA citation style:

Marvin, A. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1902) Women of the Ghetto Bathing. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00563609/.

MLA citation style:

Marvin, Arthur W., Camera, et al. Women of the Ghetto Bathing. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00563609/>.