Film, Video Bombardment of Taku Forts, by the Allied fleets

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Title

  • Bombardment of Taku Forts, by the Allied fleets

Summary

  • "The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line of battle and commence firing on the shore batteries. Immense volumes of smoke arise from the fleet and from the distant shore. Shots are seen to fall thickly among the vessels and immense bodies of water are thrown up by the explosion of mines. A very exciting naval battle"--Edison films catalog no. 105.

Names

  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.

Headings

  • -  Taku Forts (China)--Bombardment, 1900
  • -  China--History--Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901
  • -  Naval battles--China

Genre

  • Novelty films
  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  D16704 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Aug1900; D16704.
  • -  Duration: 3:06 at 16 fps.
  • -  Filmed around June 19, 1900.
  • -  Miniature recreation of the Boxer Rebellion battle that occurred June 17, 1900. According to Musser's Edison motion pictures, "It seems probable that an Edison licensee made the film very shortly after the event, exploited the picture as an exclusive on its exhibition circuit and then turned over the negative to the Edison company".
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1965) 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: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 602; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 33; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 16 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 108.
  • -  paper pos (copies 1 and 2) Received: 1900-08-16; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 2312 to FYA 3328.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (81 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (81 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 200 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4979 (viewing print)
  • FYA 3328 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0282 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7964 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 3077 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0660 (paper pos)
  • Box 5212 (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) 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

  • 00694156

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Bombardment of Taku Forts, by the Allied fleets. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694156/.

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Bombardment of Taku Forts, by the Allied fleets. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694156/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Bombardment of Taku Forts, by the Allied fleets. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694156/>.