Film, Video Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon

About this Item

Title

  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon

Summary

  • "Here we have recorded a very novel scene, the camera having been placed in the basket of the captive balloon at the Pan-American Exposition. It was then slowly elevated to the top of the Tower, a distance of 465 feet, and slowly lowered until it reached the ground, keeping the Tower in view all the time during the ascent and descent, ending with a very interesting view of the base of the Tower, with crowds of people passing to and fro. 75 ft."--Edison films catalog no. 135.

Names

  • Porter, Edwin S., camera.
  • White, James H. (James Henry), camera.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.

Headings

  • -  Electric Tower (Pan-American Exposition, 1901, Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • -  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • -  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H7634 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634.
  • -  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
  • -  Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps.
  • -  Filmed between May 1, 1901 and November 2, 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition, in Buffalo, New York.
  • -  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1045) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 242; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 791-792; Edison films catalog no. 135, Septermber 1902, p. 22 viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, January 19, 2018.
  • -  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 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca.75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4059 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1234 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5206 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5207 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FRB 0413 (master pos pic)
  • FPE 5027 (master pos pic)
  • FPE 5032 (master pos pic, copy 2)
  • Box 0093E (paper pos)
  • Box 5138D (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

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694340

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

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Chicago citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, James H White, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694340/.

APA citation style:

Porter, E. S., White, J. H., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694340/.

MLA citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694340/>.