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Film, Video Tossing eggs Egg rolling at the White House

Digital viewing copy

About this Item

Title

  • Tossing eggs

Other Title

  • Egg rolling at the White House

Summary

  • Depicts a great crowd of men, women and children, from every walk of life, playing and scrambling together on the lawn of the White House on the occasion of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Names

  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1902.

Headings

  • -  White House Easter Egg Roll
  • -  Easter--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Games--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Children--Washington (D.C.)

Genre

  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H16117 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16117.
  • -  Early motion pictures gives a filming date of April 1, 1900. The AFI catalog gives a production date of March 31, 1900. In 1900 the White House Easter Egg Roll was held on April 16. This film was most likely made in 1902, when the White House Easter Egg Roll was held on March 31.
  • -  Listed in the Edison films catalog under the title, Egg rolling at the White House (150 feet), which was also available as three separate films of 50 feet each: Babies rolling eggs, Tossing eggs, and, Scrambling for eggs.
  • -  Part of summary taken from the Edison films catalog, no. 135, September, 1902.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0793) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 330; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1097; Edison films catalog, no. 135, September, 1902, p. 93-94 (Egg rolling at the White House); Edison films catalog, no. 299, July 1906, p. 108-109; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), March 31, 1902, p. 12, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site, March 20, 2017; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), April 16, 1900, p. 3, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site. March 20, 2017.
  • -  Filmed March 31, 1902 at the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • -  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 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3807 (viewing print)
  • FEC 3281 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1042 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPF 0895 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0655 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0458E (paper pos)
  • Box 5211F (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00564574

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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