Film, Video Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass.

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Title
Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass.
Summary
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 members 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)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1906.
Subject Headings
-  Ballooning--Massachusetts--Pittsfield
-  Hot air balloons
-  La Vaulx, Henry de,--1870-1930
-  Aero Club of America
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H76605 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03May06; H76605.
-  Cameraman, G.W. Bitzer.
-  Duration: ca. 6 minutes.
-  Filmed on April 14, 1906 and April 18, 1906 in Pittsfield, Mass.
-  Biograph production no. 3159.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2754) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Sources used: Niver, Kemp, Early motion pictures, p. 303; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 246, 272 and 321.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  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 (211 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 525 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (211 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 525 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 210 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 2 rolls of 2 (523 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 2 rolls of 2 (528 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5707 (viewing print)
FEC 2016 (viewing print)
FRA 2539 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 1317 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1668 (master pos pic)
Box 1148A, Box 1133D (paper pos)
Box 5842A, Box 5842B (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.2754
Library of Congress Control Number
00564569
Language
English
OCLC Number
11912170
Description
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 members of the Aero Club of America can be seen.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00564569
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1906. Web.. https://www.loc.gov/item/00564569/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (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, et al. Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1906. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564569/>.