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Film, Video White Horse Rapids

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  • White Horse Rapids


  • "This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the treacherous Yukon River, which flows through the rich gold fields of Alaska. This picture was secured at the time a party of miners in a boat were making their way over one of the very roughest spots. As they are tossed about by the mad current, the waves and spray are seen to dash high into the air and at times entirely envelop the eager gold seekers. This is a very realistic and exciting picture. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.


  • Crahan, Thomas, production.
  • Bonine, R. (Robert K.), 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.


  • -  Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)
  • -  Rapids--Yukon


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


  • -  D7246 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7246.
  • -  Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
  • -  Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps.
  • -  Filmed early July to September 18, 1899, in Yukon Territory, Canada.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1198) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  MAVIS 52017 and 1202825; White Horse Rapids.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  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, p. 517-18; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 362; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 10 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 112.
  • -  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 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 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. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4212 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9408 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1374 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5412 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 1760 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0018J (paper pos)
  • Box 5038J (paper pos, copy 2)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694332

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bonine, R. , Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. White Horse Rapids. produceds by Crahan, Thomasuction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video.

APA citation style:

Bonine, R., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1900) White Horse Rapids. Crahan, T., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Bonine, R. , Camera, et al. White Horse Rapids. prod by Crahan, Thomasuction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.