Film, Video Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon

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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.
Contributor 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.
Subject 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
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1a34478
Library of Congress Control Number
00694340
Online Format
image
video
Description
"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.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694340
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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/.

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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/.

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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/>.