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Film, Video Procession of floats

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  • Procession of floats


  • "Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet long. It carries a full load of little school girls, who sit along its full length facing the sides of the street. This is followed by a corps of firemen, and they in turn by a unique float drawn by six mules. Particular attention is drawn to the actions of a small boy who stands very close to the camera and who partially obstructs the view. He was requested by the photographer to leave his position, and the startled look and hasty disappearance lends a humorous incident. Sharp and clear"--Edison films catalog.


  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Blechynden, Frederick, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.


  • -  California's Golden Jubilee and Mining Fair--(1898 :--San Francisco, Calif.)
  • -  Parade floats--California--San Francisco
  • -  Crowds--California--San Francisco
  • -  City and town life--California--San Francisco
  • -  California--Gold discoveries--Anniversaries, etc


  • Filmed parades
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  16425 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16425.
  • -  Duration: 0:32 at 24 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1233) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 389; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 263; Edison films catalog, March 15, 1898, p. 14 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
  • -  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
  • -  Filmed January 24, 1898, in San Francisco, California.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 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 4247 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2842 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1403 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 9661 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0580 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0029D (paper pos)
  • Box 5159E (paper pos, copy 2)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694283

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Procession of Floats. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video.

APA citation style:

Blechynden, F., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Procession of Floats. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, et al. Procession of Floats. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.