Film, Video Passaic Falls Paterson Falls

About this Item

Title

  • Passaic Falls

Other Title

  • Paterson Falls

Summary

  • "Passaic Falls. This beautiful subject rivals our Niagara Falls series in realistic effects showing the great volume of water pouring over the brink, mist arising and hovering over the fine scenery surrounding the Falls"----Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 13.
  • "Paterson Falls. A beautiful picture of the Falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J."--Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 14.

Names

  • White, James H. (James Henry), production.
  • Heise, William, camera.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1896]

Headings

  • -  Passaic Falls (N.J.)
  • -  Waterfalls--New Jersey--Paterson

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps.
  • -  Filmed at Passic Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, early July, 1896.
  • -  According to Edison film historian Charles Musser, "The International Film Co. also took a film of this subject and it is possible that the International film, rather than the Edison one survives. In the Maguire & Baucus Edison and International photographic films catalogue of April 1897, the Edison film is entitled Paterson Falls, the International film, Passaic Falls."
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 219; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and International photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 13 (Passaic Falls), p. 14 (Paterson Falls) viewed May 5, 2021 via the New Jersey Digital Highway WWW site; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July, 1901, p. 94 viewed May 5, 2021 via the New Jersey Digital Highway WWW site.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8076 to FYA 1134.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (34 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FYA 1134 (viewing print)

Source Collection

  • Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694135

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Passaic Falls. produceds by White, James H. Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1896] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694135/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W. & Thomas A. Edison, I. (1896) Passaic Falls. White, J. H. U., prod [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694135/.

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Passaic Falls. prod by White, James H. Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1896] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694135/>.