Film, Video Down the old Potomac

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Title
Down the old Potomac
Summary
Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1917.
Subject Headings
-  Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.)
-  Paw Paw Tunnel (Md.)
-  Maryland--Description and travel
-  Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel
-  Potomac River Valley
-  Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
-  Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)
-  Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Genre
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Copyright notice on film: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; 1917.
-  Duration: approximately 11 min. at 16 fps.
-  Filmed in along the Chespeake and Ohio Canal in Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
-  A Conquest Picture.
-  Originally intended for inclusion in the Conquest program series, but never released as a part of the series.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 31.
-  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
-  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 1477 (viewing print)
FLA 1941 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 3810 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 3811 (non-viewing print)
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/edmp.4059
Library of Congress Control Number
00694119
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694119
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MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Kleine. Down the old Potomac. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1917. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694119/.

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Kleine. (1917) Down the old Potomac. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694119/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Kleine. Down the old Potomac. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1917. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694119/>.

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