Film, Video Admiral Cigarette We all smoke

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Title
Admiral Cigarette
Other Title
We all smoke
Summary
In front of a large backdrop with the words "Admiral Cigarette" are four people in costume: Uncle Sam, a clergyman, an Indian, and a businessman. To their left is a very large Admiral Cigarette box, that breaks apart to reveals a girl, attired in a striking costume, smoking a cigarette. She goes to the men and hands each a cigarette. As she moves back towards her box, scattering cigarettes as she walks, the men unfold a banner that says "We all smoke".
Contributor Names
Heise, William, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897]
Subject Headings
-  Advertising--Cigarettes--United States
-  National Cigarette & Tobacco Co
-  Tobacco use--United States
-  Smoking
Genre
Promotional films
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  44332 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332.
-  Variant title from the Cigarette Pack Collectors Association WWW site.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  Photographed in July, 1897 in the Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
-  This film is an advertisement for Admiral Cigarettes, made by the National Cigarette & Tobacco Co.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1353) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 3; Edison motion pictures, 1890-1900, p. 315; Cigarette Pack Collectors Association WWW site, viewed October 16, 2015 ("National Cigarette & Tobacco Co." page; "We all smoke" page).
-  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 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4367 (viewing print)
FEC 2318 (viewing print)
FRA 1506 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7980 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0489 (master pos pic)
Box 0163B (paper pos)
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.1353
Library of Congress Control Number
00694141
Online Format
image
video
Description
In front of a large backdrop with the words "Admiral Cigarette" are four people in costume: Uncle Sam, a clergyman, an Indian, and a businessman. To their left is a very large Admiral Cigarette box, that breaks apart to reveals a girl, attired in a striking costume, smoking a cigarette. She goes to the men and hands each a cigarette. As she moves back towards her box, scattering cigarettes as she walks, the men unfold a banner that says "We all smoke".
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694141
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Admiral Cigarette. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694141/.

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Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1897) Admiral Cigarette. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694141/.

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