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Film, Video Congress of nations

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Title

  • Congress of nations

Summary

  • "A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick succession the flags of Germany, Russia, Ireland, England and China are brought forth and from each a soldier is produced corresponding with the flag of each nation. The magician adds a bit of comedy to the scene by producing a decidedly Hibernian policeman from the flag of Erin's Isle. The magician then slowly waves his arms in front of the American flag, and as he dissolves into thin air a striking and patriotic tableau appears. The dissolving effect from the magician to the tableau is a new and unique effect never hitherto achieved in motion photography. 115 feet"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, camera
  • Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1875-1958, production, cast
  • Vitagraph Company of America
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.

Headings

  • -  Magic tricks
  • -  Patriotism
  • -  Flags--Germany
  • -  Flags--Russia
  • -  Flags--Ireland
  • -  Flags--Great Britain
  • -  Flags--China
  • -  Flags--United States

Genre

  • Filmed performances
  • Trick films
  • Silent films
  • Short films

Notes

  • -  D21659 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21659.
  • -  Duration: 1:59 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1546) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 640; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 64; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 81 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 95 [MI].
  • -  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton.
  • -  Albert E. Smith.
  • -  Filmed ca. September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, New York.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 2816 to FYA 3397.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9636 to FZA 3080.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 reel of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 115 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4560 (viewing print)
  • FYA 3397 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1594 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 3080 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0547B (paper pos)
  • Box 5099C (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694181

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Congress of Nations. produceds by Blackton, James Stuart, Uction, Camera, and Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Cast United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694181/.

APA citation style:

Vitagraph Company Of America, Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Congress of Nations. Blackton, J. S. & Smith, A. E., prods United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694181/.

MLA citation style:

Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Congress of Nations. prod by Blackton, James Stuart, Uction, Camera, and Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Cast United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694181/>.