Film, Video Children in the surf, Coney Island
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- Children in the surf, Coney Island
- "Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there is only one child in a white bathing costume holding a sailboat. Beyond the child toward the ocean is a large sailing craft"--Early motion pictures.
- 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.
- - Children--New York (State)
- - Play--New York (State)
- - Beaches--New York (State)
- - Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H49062 U.S Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062.
- - Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer.
- - Biograph production no. 2954.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1978) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - Filmed August 3, 1904 in Sea Gate, Coney Island, N.Y.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 54; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 223, p. 257.
- - 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 (81 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (81 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 190 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4992 (viewing print)
- FEC 2015 (viewing print)
- FRA 1958 (dupe neg pic)
- FPF 1315 (dupe neg pic)
- Box 0154C (paper pos)
- Box 5683A (paper pos, copy 2)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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Chicago citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Children in the surf, Coney Island. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00564557/.
APA citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Children in the surf, Coney Island. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564557/.
MLA citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Children in the surf, Coney Island. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564557/>.