Film, Video Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
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- Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
- This automobile race was filmed from many camera positions. Several different types of motor cars from all parts of the world are seen. A series of interconnecting roads was used as the race course.
- Contributor Names
- Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
- Weed, A. E., camera.
- American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.
- Subject Headings
- - Automobile racing
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H51702 U.S Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 17Oct04; H51702.
- - Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, A. E. Weed.
- - Cameramen credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 18.
- - Filmed October 8, 1904 in Long Island, N.Y.
- - Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Received: 2/2000 from LC lab; ref print and dupe neg; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- 1 reel of 1 (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
- 1 reel of 1 (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4966 (ref print)
- FRA 0141 (dupe neg)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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- Online Format
- "By special arrangement with the committee of the Automobile Club of America, we were given preferred positions at three different points on the course during the automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. A most exciting picture throughout, showing the most dramatic features of the event. As a picture it is much more interesting than any automobile race that has ever been made, as apparently no effort was made to keep the great crowds off the road, and as each car comes along the spectators press back on either side, forming a narrow lane through which the machines race at a speed of seventy miles an hour. In looking at these pictures it seems a miracle that more people were not injured"--Biograph summary from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
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ContributorsAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Weed, A. E.
Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Long Island, N.Y.)
New York (State)
Vanderbilt Cup Race
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, A. E Weed, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564552/. (Accessed January 22, 2018.)
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Bitzer, G. W., Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564552/.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00564552/>.