Film, Video A storm at sea

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A storm at sea
From Edison films catalog: While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured, showing a storm at sea. The picture was secured by lashing the camera to the after bridge of the Kaiserine Maria Theresa [sic], of the North German Lloyd Line, during one of its roughest voyages. The most wonderful storm picture ever photographed. Taken at great risk. 100 feet. 15.00.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Storms--Atlantic Ocean
-  Steamboats--Atlantic Ocean
-  Ocean travel
-  Ocean waves--Atlantic Ocean
-  Atlantic Ocean
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actualities (Motion pictures)
-  D16390 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16390.
-  Camera, Alfred C. Abadie?
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0208) was changed when paper positives (copies 1 and 2 in one box) were rehoused.
-  Duration: 1:17 at 16 fps.
-  MAVIS 47156; A storm at sea.
-  Filmed ca. June 19-27, 1900, on the Atlantic Ocean.
-  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. 603; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 313; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 16 [MI].
-  viewing print; Received: 1996-12-16 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos, copies 1 and 2; Received: 1900-08-09; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2805 (viewing print)
Box 0752 (paper pos)
Box 5504 (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
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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