Film, Video Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /
About this Item
- Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /
- At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. The remainder of the film shows the balloon being filled with gas until it is buoyant enough to become airborne, the mounting of the suspended basket, the release of the balloon, and the actual flight. The balloon was the Centaur, which set the world's record of 1,193 miles in thirty-five hours during the contest at the Paris Exposition. Count Henri de la Vaulx, French aeronaut, and member of the Aero Club of America can be seen.
- 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, 1906.
- Subject Headings
- - Hot air balloons
- - Ballooning
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H76605 U.S Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03May06; H76605.
- - Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer.
- - Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 303.
- - Filmed April 14 and 18, 1906 in Pittsfield, Mass.
- - 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; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- 1 reel of 1 (211 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
- 1 reel of 1 (211 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 5707 (ref print)
- FRA 2539 (dupe neg)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1906. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564569/. (Accessed August 26, 2016.)
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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1906) Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564569/.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1906. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00564569/>.