Film, Video The unappreciated joke

About this Item

Title
The unappreciated joke
Summary
"Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted by the stout man. An elderly matron takes the seat. Without looking up the stout man shoves the paper in front of the face of the old lady, thinking his friend is still there. He goes into a fit of laughter over the joke, punching her in the ribs with his thumb, and slapping her on the knee. She becomes very much embarrassed and indignant. She shakes him by the shoulder, he looks around, discovers his mistake, and sinks through the floor. Length 55 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Male friendship--Humor
-  Joking--Humor
-  Errors--Humor
Genre
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H34328 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328.
-  Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps.
-  Photographed on July 29, 1903 in New York City.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0310) 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; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 343; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 19 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1120.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 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. 55 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3324 (viewing print)
FEB 9371 (viewing print)
FRA 0637 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5404 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1882 (master pos pic)
Box 0823F (paper pos)
Box 5512 (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
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.0310
Library of Congress Control Number
00694323
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
98799215
Description
"Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted by the stout man. An elderly matron takes the seat. Without looking up the stout man shoves the paper in front of the face of the old lady, thinking his friend is still there. He goes into a fit of laughter over the joke, punching her in the ribs with his thumb, and slapping her on the knee. She becomes very much embarrassed and indignant. She shakes him by the shoulder, he looks around, discovers his mistake, and sinks through the floor. Length 55 feet"--Edison films catalog.
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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Unappreciated Joke. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694323/.

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Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) The Unappreciated Joke. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694323/.

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Unappreciated Joke. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694323/>.