Film, Video Panorama of Gorge railway Panoramic view of the Gorge railroad

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Title
Panorama of Gorge railway
Other Title
Panoramic view of the Gorge railroad
Summary
"One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid rate of speed. The combined motion of the train in one direction and the water in the opposite direction, the latter impeded and interrupted in its course by the rocky path through which it flows, sending beautiful masses of spray and foam many feet in the air, makes an impression on the audience long to be remembered. 110 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Niagara River (N.Y. and Ont.)
-  Whirlpool Rapids (N.Y. and Ont.)
-  Niagara Gorge (N.Y. and Ont.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  D11028 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11028.
-  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed May 1900 along the Niagara Gorge, New York.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1765) 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. 594; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 328; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 95 [MI].
-  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 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca.100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4779 (viewing print)
FEB 9730 (viewing print)
FRA 1788 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5184 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1562 (master pos pic)
Box 0072B (paper pos)
Box 5147B (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.1765
Library of Congress Control Number
00694268
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid rate of speed. The combined motion of the train in one direction and the water in the opposite direction, the latter impeded and interrupted in its course by the rocky path through which it flows, sending beautiful masses of spray and foam many feet in the air, makes an impression on the audience long to be remembered. 110 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Original Format
film, video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694268
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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