Film, Video Fun in camp

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Fun in camp
"Showing a group of soldiers and Red Cross nurses being amused by a number of small children who are riding upon the backs of trick bears. A remarkably fine picture, with U.S. Infantry camp in the background. 30 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 105.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Military camps--United States--Humor
-  Soldiers--Humor
-  Bears--Humor
-  Children--Humor
-  Nurses--Humor
Comedy films
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  77518 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77518.
-  Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed between June and September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0951) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  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. 525-526; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 114; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 68 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 389.
-  paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1899-11-27; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3965 (viewing print)
FEC 2845 (viewing print)
FRA 1174 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 9623 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1421 (master pos pic)
Box 0116C (paper pos)
Box 5202 (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
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Dublin Core Record

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Fun in Camp. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1899. Video.

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