Film, Video How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /
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- How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /
- From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this morning, wearing boutonniere of violets." The first scene shows the young "Nobleman" in his dressing room. He picks up the "Herald," and finally locates his "ad" with evident satisfaction. He then fastens a large bunch of violets to the lapel of his coat and departs for rendezvous. The next scene shows the "Nobleman" at Grant's Tomb, pacing impatiently back and forth. Soon a handsome young lady passes him, and seeing the violets, mutual recognition quickly follows. Another lady soon arrives, and others in rapid succession until the young Frenchman is completely surrounded. He finally escapes and runs for his life down the Riverside Drive, pursued by a dozen or more of his fair would-be captors, a stout lady in white bringing up the rear. He leads the girls a merry chase over sand banks, fallen trees, through bushes, over rail fences, and finally escapes, as he thinks, by wading into a pond up to his waist. The girls finally reach the pond and stand on the bank, imploring him to come ashore. But the Frenchman pays no heed to them. Finally the stout lady, who has been last throughout the entire race, arrives upon the scene, and without hesitating for an instant she dashes into the water and finally captures first prize and a titled husband in the bargain, again proving the old adage that "The race is not always to the swift." 675 Ft. B. $81.00.
- Contributor Names
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1904.
- Subject Headings
- - Matrimonial advertisements--New York (State)--New York--Drama
- - Personals--New York (State)--New York--Drama
- - New York herald--Drama
- - Mate selection--New York (State)--New York--Drama
- - Nobility--France--Conduct of life--Drama
- - Marriages of royalty and nobility--Drama
- - Women--New York (State)--New York--Conduct of life--Drama
- - Overweight women--New York (State)--New York--Drama
- - General Grant National Memorial (New York, N.Y.)
- - H49524 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Aug1904; H49524.
- - Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 4:17 (part 2), and 2:35 (part 3) at 16 fps.
- - Filmed August 1904.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- 1 reel of 1 (ca. 675 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
- 1 roll of 1 (ca. 675 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FEB 9452 (ref print)
- LC 2504 (paper pos)
- 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
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsNiver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
Porter, Edwin S.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
General Grant National Memorial
Conduct of Life
General Grant National Memorial (new York, N.Y.)
Marriages of Royalty and Nobility
New York (state)
New York Herald
Riverside Drive (new York, N.Y.)
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694227/. (Accessed August 29, 2016.)
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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1904) How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694227/.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694227/>.