Film, Video Launching a stranded schooner from the docks Launching a stranded schooner from the docks at Galveston / Launching of a stranded schooner
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- Launching a stranded schooner from the docks
- Launching a stranded schooner from the docks at Galveston
- Launching of a stranded schooner
- "During the terrific storm all of the light craft along the dock front was lifted out of the water and washed up into the streets, many of them being carried for miles inland. This subject shows a number of boatmen who have banded together to get their craft back into the water, a panoramic view being taken of the schooner as she glided sideways down the improvised ways, forming a very interesting subject. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog no. 105.
- "Galveston cyclone series. At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city, our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures. In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889"--Edison films catalog.
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1875-1958, production, camera.
- Vitagraph Company of America.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Stranding of ships--Texas--Galveston
- - Schooners--Texas--Galveston
- - Hurricanes--Texas--Galveston
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - D18562 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18562.
- - Camera, Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 1:07 at 16 fps.
- - According to Early motion pictures, p. 180, the footage for LC's 16 mm. print and neg is 15 feet, however, according to cards in the M/B/RS Paper Print Collection file, the footage is 27 feet.
- - Filmed between September 11-19, 1900, in Galveston, Texas.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1684) 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. 635; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 180; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 14-16 [MI].
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 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 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4698 (viewing print)
- FEB 9444 (viewing print)
- FRA 1716 (dupe neg pic)
- FPF 8059 (dupe neg pic)
- Box 0081C (paper pos)
- Box 5118C (paper pos, copy 2)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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Additional Metadata Formats
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
- Vitagraph Company of America
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Launching a Stranded Schooner from the Docks. produceds by Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694231/.
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Launching a Stranded Schooner from the Docks. Smith, A. E., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694231/.
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Launching a Stranded Schooner from the Docks. prod by Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694231/>.