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 / $6,000 free-for-all race 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
$6,000 free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park
Summary
"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"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue.
"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. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.
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
-  John R. Gentry--(Horse),--1889-1920
-  Star Pointer--(Horse),--1889-1910
-  Frank Agan--(Horse),--1890-1904?
-  Charter Oak Park (Hartford, Conn.)
-  Harness racing--Connecticut--Hartford
-  Harness racehorses--Connecticut--Hartford
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  43418 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43418.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps.
-  According to the article, "And They're Off!: Harness Racing at Charter Oak Park", on the Connecticut history WWW site, this is the first harness race ever filmed.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0882) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed July 5, 1897, at Charter Oak Park race track, Hartford, Connecticut.
-  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. 314; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 112; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 30 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI]; Connecticut history WWW site, viewed October 14, 2014.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 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 3896 (viewing print)
FEC 2761 (viewing print)
FRA 1117 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 9578 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0119C (paper pos)
Box 5554D (paper pos, copy 2)
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
"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"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue. "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. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.
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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. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694210/.

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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, <www.loc.gov/item/00694210/>.