Film, Video Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park 6,000 free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park / Six thousand dollar free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park

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Title
Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park
Other Title
6,000 free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park
Six thousand dollar free-for-all pace at Charter Oak Park
Summary
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was won by Star Pointer in the fast time of 2:04-3/4.
From Edison films catalog: Great horse racing on the famous Hartford track, showing start and finish of a 2.04-3/4 heat run by the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry. 5 feet. 7.50.
Contributor 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.
Subject Headings
-  Harness racing--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Harness racehorses--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Horse racing--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Racetracks (Horse racing)--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Hartford (Conn.)
-  Horses--Connecticut--Hartford
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  43418 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43418.
-  Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps.
-  Filmed July 5, 1897, at Charter Oak Park race track, Hartford, Connecticut.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 314; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 56 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2761 (ref print)
LC 882 (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.0882
Library of Congress Control Number
00694210
Online Format
image
video
Description
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was won by Star Pointer in the fast time of 2:04-3/4. From Edison films catalog: Great horse racing on the famous Hartford track, showing start and finish of a 2.04-3/4 heat run by the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry. 5 feet. 7.50.
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694210/. (Accessed July 21, 2017.)

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Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1897) Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694210/.

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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694210/>.