Film, Video Babies rolling eggs Egg rolling at the White House
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- Babies rolling eggs
- Egg rolling at the White House
- "Some small children in winter clothing face the camera in a semicircle. They throw what appear to be eggs down the incline toward the camera position. From left and right of the camera, a great number of young boys scramble for the eggs. Many close-ups and mass photographs of the activities are then shown"--Early motion pictures.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1902.
- - White House Easter Egg Roll
- - Easter--Washington (D.C.)
- - Games--Washington (D.C.)
- - Children--Washington (D.C.)
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H16124 U.S Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16124.
- - Early motion pictures and the AFI catalog give a questionable production date of March 31, 1902, which is most likely correct. According to sources consulted, in 1902 the White House Easter Egg Roll was held on March 31.
- - Listed in the Edison films catalog under the title, Egg rolling at the White House (150 feet), which was also available as three separate films of 50 feet each: Babies rolling eggs, Tossing eggs, and, Scrambling for eggs.
- - Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed March 31, 1902 at the White House in Washington, D.C.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 0768) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 19; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 60; Edison films catalogs, no. 135, September, 1902, p. 93-94 (Egg rolling at the White House), and no. 288, July, 1906, p. 108-109 viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, May 1, 2017; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), March 31, 1902, p. 12, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site, May 1, 2017; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), April 16, 1900, p. 3, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site. May 1, 2017.
- - 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 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 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 3782 (viewing print)
- FEC 1872 (viewing print)
- FRA 0150 (dupe neg pic)
- FPF 0803 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 1265 (master pos pic)
- Box 0130B (paper pos)
- Box 5566B (paper pos, copy 2)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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