Film, Video The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots Execution

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The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
Other Title
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene.
Contributor Names
Clark, Alfred, -1950, production.
Thomae, Robert, cast.
Heise, William, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1895]
Subject Headings
-  Mary,--Queen of Scots,--1542-1587--Death and burial--Drama
-  Executions and executioners--Drama
-  Beheading--Drama
-  Historical reenactments
Trick films
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Robert Thomae (Mary).
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:15 at 30 fps.
-  MAVIS 179714.
-  Filmed August 28, 1895, at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, N.J.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 189; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 7 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  viewing print; Received: 5-13-1994; preservation; AFI/Hendricks (Gordon) Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., 27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 8101 (viewing print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Thomae, Robert, Cast, William Heise, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1895] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed January 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Thomae, R., Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Hendricks. (1895) The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Thomae, Robert, Cast, et al. The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1895] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.