Film, Video Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon
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- Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon
- The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on the then-famous Electric Tower built for the Exposition at Buffalo, New York.
- From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER FROM A BALLOON. Unhabile [code for telegraphic orders]. 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. Class B 75 ft. $9.00
- 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
- - Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
- - Exhibitions--United States
- - Towers--New York (State)--Buffalo
- - Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
- - Amusement rides--New York (State)--Buffalo
- - Buffalo (N.Y.)
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H7634 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634.
- - Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps.
- - Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
- - Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
- - The Library of Congress copy of this film may not include all of the scenes described in the Edison Company summary.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Received: 8/14/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- 1 roll (95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC 1045 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- "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.
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ContributorsPaper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Porter, Edwin S.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Electric Tower (Pan-American Exposition,, Buffalo, N.Y.)
New York (State)
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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/>.