Film, Video Opening, Pan-American Exposition Opening of the Pan-American Exposition on May 20th, 1901

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Title
Opening, Pan-American Exposition
Other Title
Opening of the Pan-American Exposition on May 20th, 1901
Summary
"This is a great historical event. Our cameras were stationed in the center of the Esplanade looking toward the Main Approach to the Pan-American Exposition, with the Triumphal Bridge, and the entrance in the foreground. The procession, headed by Vice-President Roosevelt, enters the Main Approach, passes over the Triumphal Bridge, down to the center of the Esplanade directly in front of our camera, when it wheels to the left and passes into the Temple of Music. The participants in the head of the parade are made up of distinguished people, such as Senator Hanna, of Ohio, Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire, Governor Odell, of New York, and Mr. Conrad Biehl [i.e., Diehl], Mayor of Buffalo. The military division of the parade is headed by Louis Babcock, Grand Marshal of the Exposition parade, followed by his aides, Lyman M. Bass, Dr. John A. Smith, Sherman R. Hall, Dr. Harry Meade, Evan Hollister, Frederick DeP. Townsend, Robert W. Pomeroy, Henry Robbas, Captain H.A. Bull, James McC. Mitchell, Roland Crangle, George W. Gillette, Edward M. Mills. These are followed by the first division, consisting of the 71st Regiment Band, Brigadier General S. L. Welch [i.e., Samuel Manning Welch], commanding the 4th Brigade, N.G.N.Y., and staff. This picture was taken on the official opening day, May 20th, when there were 106,000 people on the grounds, and the picture is greatly enhanced by the great crowds passing to and fro. Length 125 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Esplanade (Pan-American Exposition, 1901, Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  Hanna, Marcus Alonzo,--1837-1904
-  Gallinger, Jacob H.--(Jacob Harold),--1837-1918
-  Odell, Benjamin B.--(Benjamin Barker),--1854-1926
-  Diehl, Conrad,--1843-1918
-  Babcock, Louis L.,--1868-1956
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Filmed parades
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H4637 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28May1901; H4637.
-  Duration: 1:48 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed May 20, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1753) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  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: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 232; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 763; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July, 1901, p. 3, viewed online June 6, 2016 via the New Jersey Digital Highway WWW site.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4767 (viewing print)
FEB 9416 (viewing print)
FRA 1776 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5200 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0549 (master pos pic)
FPE 5201 (master pos pic)
FPE 5290 (master pos pic, copy 2)
Box 0067D (paper pos)
Box 5149B (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/lcmp001.m1a06210
Library of Congress Control Number
00694337
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
91000006
Description
"This is a great historical event. Our cameras were stationed in the center of the Esplanade looking toward the Main Approach to the Pan-American Exposition, with the Triumphal Bridge, and the entrance in the foreground. The procession, headed by Vice-President Roosevelt, enters the Main Approach, passes over the Triumphal Bridge, down to the center of the Esplanade directly in front of our camera, when it wheels to the left and passes into the Temple of Music. The participants in the head of the parade are made up of distinguished people, such as Senator Hanna, of Ohio, Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire, Governor Odell, of New York, and Mr. Conrad Biehl [i.e., Diehl], Mayor of Buffalo. The military division of the parade is headed by Louis Babcock, Grand Marshal of the Exposition parade, followed by his aides, Lyman M. Bass, Dr. John A. Smith, Sherman R. Hall, Dr. Harry Meade, Evan Hollister, Frederick DeP. Townsend, Robert W. Pomeroy, Henry Robbas, Captain H.A. Bull, James McC. Mitchell, Roland Crangle, George W. Gillette, Edward M. Mills. These are followed by the first division, consisting of the 71st Regiment Band, Brigadier General S. L. Welch [i.e., Samuel Manning Welch], commanding the 4th Brigade, N.G.N.Y., and staff. This picture was taken on the official opening day, May 20th, when there were 106,000 people on the grounds, and the picture is greatly enhanced by the great crowds passing to and fro. Length 125 feet"--Edison films catalog.
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