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Film, Video Falls of Minnehaha

Digital viewing copy

About this Item

Title

  • Falls of Minnehaha

Summary

  • "The "Laughing Waters" of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." A beautiful view of this picturesque and celebrated waterfall. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Heise, William, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.

Headings

  • -  Waterfalls
  • -  Haines Falls (N.Y. : Waterfall)

Genre

  • Nature films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  43416 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43416.
  • -  Duration: 0:31 at 24 fps.
  • -  The waterfall in this film is used to evoke Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The song of Hiawatha. Niver's Early motion pictures erroneously indicates that the film may have been photographed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Minnehaha Falls are located, however Musser's Edison motion pictures 1890-1900 gives the location as Haines Falls in New York.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0010) 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. 308; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 97; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 94 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
  • -  Camera, William Heise?
  • -  Filmed ca. June 1897, at Haines Falls in the Catskill Mountains, 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 dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9596 to FZA 2834.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3024 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2769 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0130 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2834 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0288C (paper pos)
  • Box 5418C (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

  • 00694199

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Falls of Minnehaha. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694199/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1897) Falls of Minnehaha. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694199/.

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Falls of Minnehaha. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694199/>.