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.)
-  Canals--Maryland
-  Canals--Washington (D.C.)
-  Potomac River Valley
-  Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
-  Tunnels
-  Barges
-  Coal-carrying vessels
-  Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
-  Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)
-  Maryland--Description and travel
-  Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Travelogue
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 4:00 (part 2), and 3:36 (part 3) at 16 fps.
-  According to the Kleine catalog, this film was originally intended for inclusion in the Conquest program, but was never released in that series.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980, p. 31.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 276 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 1477 (ref 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
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694119&searchType=1&recCount=10
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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, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694119/. (Accessed December 09, 2016.)

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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, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694119/>.