Film, Video The Brooklyn Handicap-1904 Running of the Brooklyn Handicap, 1904

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Title
The Brooklyn Handicap-1904
Other Title
Running of the Brooklyn Handicap, 1904
Summary
"This is in every respect one of the most interesting horse race pictures ever made. Our photographers had the advantage of a clear day, and the race was one of the greatest ever run in the United States. Having had four cameras at the track, we were able to secure: 1st, A view of the horses leaving the paddock and the parade to the post. Second scene shows the horses lined up before the barrier and the efforts of the starter to get the high-strung animals in line for a fair start; this scene ends with the start proper. The next scene shows the pack coming down the stretch on the first time by, well bunched and racing at tremendous speed. Next scene shows all the horses on backstretch, with Hermis and Irish Lad, the two favorites, racing ahead like a team. The next scene shows the horses rounding the turn on the homestretch, with "The Picket" creeping up on the inside. Then the finish comes, with "The Picket" winning by a neck. A close view is then given of "The Picket" in the hands of the rubbers. Throughout the different scenes a very good view is given of the enormous crowd which throng the track for this, the first, and probably the greatest race of the season"--AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Brooklyn Handicap
-  Gravesend Race Track (New York, N.Y.)
-  The Picket--(Horse)
-  Hermis--(Horse)
-  Irish Lad--(Horse)
-  Horse racing--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Silent films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H46715 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jun04; H46715.
-  Cameraman, G.W. Bitzer.
-  Duration: about 7:00 minutes.
-  Footage for 16 mm. print and neg does not correspond with length of 35 mm. material, or with duration of digital file. 16 mm. copies may be incomplete.
-  Filmed May 26, 1904 in Gravesend, N.Y.
-  Biograph production no. 2925.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2296) 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, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, p. 38; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 124; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 128.
-  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 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (495 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (495 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 2 rolls of 2 (ca. 500 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 2 rolls of 2 (ca. 500 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5267 (viewing print)
FEC 1962 (viewing print)
FRA 0324 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 1150 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0948B, Box 0948C (paper pos)
Box 5630C, Box 5630D (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.2296
Library of Congress Control Number
00564554
Online Format
video
image
Description
"This is in every respect one of the most interesting horse race pictures ever made. Our photographers had the advantage of a clear day, and the race was one of the greatest ever run in the United States. Having had four cameras at the track, we were able to secure: 1st, A view of the horses leaving the paddock and the parade to the post. Second scene shows the horses lined up before the barrier and the efforts of the starter to get the high-strung animals in line for a fair start; this scene ends with the start proper. The next scene shows the pack coming down the stretch on the first time by, well bunched and racing at tremendous speed. Next scene shows all the horses on backstretch, with Hermis and Irish Lad, the two favorites, racing ahead like a team. The next scene shows the horses rounding the turn on the homestretch, with "The Picket" creeping up on the inside. Then the finish comes, with "The Picket" winning by a neck. A close view is then given of "The Picket" in the hands of the rubbers. Throughout the different scenes a very good view is given of the enormous crowd which throng the track for this, the first, and probably the greatest race of the season"--AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Brooklyn Handicap. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00564554/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) The Brooklyn Handicap. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564554/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Brooklyn Handicap. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564554/>.