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Film, Video A storm at sea

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  • A storm at sea


  • "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, 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"--Edison films catalog.


  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.


  • -  Kaiserin Maria Theresia (Ship)
  • -  Storms--Atlantic Ocean


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


  • -  D16390 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16390.
  • -  Duration: 1:17 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0208) was changed when paper positives were rehoused.
  • -  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. 603; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 313; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 16 [MI].
  • -  Camera, Alfred C. Abadie?
  • -  Filmed between June 19-27, 1900, on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • -  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 (36 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 (36 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. 40 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 3222 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2805 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0546 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 9624 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0762 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0752F (paper pos)
  • Box 5504F (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

  • 00694309

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Abadie, Alfred C. , Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. A Storm at Sea. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video.

APA citation style:

Abadie, A. C., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1900) A Storm at Sea. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Abadie, Alfred C. , Camera, et al. A Storm at Sea. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.