Film, Video A rube couple at a county fair Rube couple at county fair

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Title
A rube couple at a county fair
Other Title
Rube couple at county fair
Summary
"The subject is a county fair. Most of the film consists of scenes of the various concessions and exhibits of trained horses, sulky races, and prize animals. Approximately half way through the film, two actors are brought into the picture. They are made up to appear as country rubes. The camera pans to show that the man wants to see a group of seminude women dance, but his wife, brandishing a cane, leads him off to the preserves counter"--Early motion pictures.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1904.
Contents
Scene I: Driving into the Grounds -- Scene II: Machinery department -- Scene III: Getting weighed -- Scene IV: On the Pike -- Scene V: Looking at the big pumpkins -- Scene VI: Cattle parade -- Scene VII: Trotting race, with female jockeys -- Scene VIII: Hurdle jumping, female riders -- Scene IX: High school horse -- Scene X: Slide for life.
Subject Headings
-  Agricultural exhibitions--Connecticut--Humor
-  Rural population--Connecticut--Humor
-  Amusements--Connecticut--Humor
-  Great Danbury State Fair--(Danbury, Conn.)
Genre
Rural comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H52013 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1904; H52013.
-  Duration: 8:36 at 16 fps.
-  Original footage from Edison films catalog, no. 288: 540 ft.
-  Filmed between October 13-15, 1904 at the Danbury Fair in Danbury, Connecticut.
-  Contents from Edison films catalog, no. 288.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2726) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, p. 289; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 280; Edison films catalog, no. 288, July, 1906, p. 34; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 923; Zimmerman, A. The Great Danbury State Fair, 2015, viewed online, April 22, 2020 via Google Books.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  paper pos, copy 1 Received: 1904-10-24; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (212 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (212 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5679 (viewing print)
FEB 9455 (viewing print)
FEB 9456 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 2517 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5287 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0261 (paper pos)
Box 5024A (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
00694290
Language
English
No Linguistic Content
Not Applicable
Online Format
image
video
Description
"The subject is a county fair. Most of the film consists of scenes of the various concessions and exhibits of trained horses, sulky races, and prize animals. Approximately half way through the film, two actors are brought into the picture. They are made up to appear as country rubes. The camera pans to show that the man wants to see a group of seminude women dance, but his wife, brandishing a cane, leads him off to the preserves counter"--Early motion pictures.
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