Film, Video S.S. "Coptic" at dock Steamship "Coptic" at dock

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Title
S.S. "Coptic" at dock
Other Title
Steamship "Coptic" at dock
Summary
From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The multitude of people crowding the decks and dock, waving hands, hats, &c, to each other, makes a stirring and life like scene. The picture is clear and sharp and the figures show life size.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Coptic (Ship)
-  Steamboats--California--San Francisco
-  Harbors--California--San Francisco
-  Passenger ships--California--San Francisco
-  Docks--California--San Francisco
-  Steamboat lines--California--San Francisco
-  Ocean travel
-  Pacific Coast Steamship Company
-  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  60580 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0023) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed September 2, 1897, at San Francisco, California.
-  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, 1997, p. 335; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 282; F.Z. Maguire & Co. Catalogue, March 1898, p. 37.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. Viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. Viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. Dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. Dupe neg pic.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. Paper pos.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. Paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3037 (viewing print)
FEC 2757 (viewing print)
FRA 0242 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 9573 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0479D (paper pos)
Box 5528F (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.0023
Library of Congress Control Number
00694291
Online Format
image
video
Description
From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The multitude of people crowding the decks and dock, waving hands, hats, &c, to each other, makes a stirring and life like scene. The picture is clear and sharp and the figures show life size.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694291
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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. S.S. "Coptic" at dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694291/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

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Blechynden, F., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1897) S.S. "Coptic" at dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694291/.

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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. S.S. "Coptic" at dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694291/>.