Film, Video Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 Sneeze / Fred Ott's sneeze / Ott's sneeze / Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze

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Title
Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894
Other Title
Sneeze
Fred Ott's sneeze
Ott's sneeze
Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze
Summary
Film made for publicity purposes, as a series of still photographs to accompany an article in Harper's weekly.
Contributor Names
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
Ott, Frederic P., performer.
Heise, William, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1894.
Subject Headings
-  Sneezing
-  Publicity
-  Motion picture industry--Public relations--United States
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  2887 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: W. K. L. Dickson; 9Jan1894; 2887.
-  Performer: Fred Ott.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:05 at 16 fps.
-  MAVIS 180290.
-  Filmed ca. January 2-7, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 87.
-  viewing print; Received: 5-13-1994; preservation; AFI/Hendricks (Gordon) Collection.
-  paper print; Received: 1-9-1894; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., 4 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 4 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 8091 (viewing print)
LC 26A (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.0026A
Library of Congress Control Number
00694192
Online Format
video
image
Description
"Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sneezing. Application for copyright was filed by William K. Laurie Dickson, Edison's assistant and supervisor of the new motion picture project. The frames were rephotographed from the still picture and turned back into a motion picture"--Early motion pictures.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694192
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Hendricks, and Paper Print Collection. Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694192/.

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Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I., Hendricks & Paper Print Collection. (1894) Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694192/.

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Heise, William, Camera, et al. Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694192/>.