Film, Video Panorama of esplanade by night Panoramic view of the esplanade by night / Panoramic view of Esplanade by night / Panoramic view, Esplanade by night

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Title
Panorama of esplanade by night
Other Title
Panoramic view of the esplanade by night
Panoramic view of Esplanade by night
Panoramic view, Esplanade by night
Summary
The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glowing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the outlines of all the buildings are clearly discernible. Edwin S. Porter maintained that this was the first motion picture taken at night by incandescent light in America.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ESPLANADE BY NIGHT. Unhairing. [code for telegraphic orders] A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. Class B 50 ft. $6.00.
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.)
-  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Exhibitions--United States
-  Towers--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H10633 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633.
-  Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps.
-  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
-  Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 11/11/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC 1026 (paper pos)
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.m1b01674
Library of Congress Control Number
00694344
Online Format
image
video
Description
The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glowing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the outlines of all the buildings are clearly discernible. Edwin S. Porter maintained that this was the first motion picture taken at night by incandescent light in America. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ESPLANADE BY NIGHT. Unhairing. [code for telegraphic orders] A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. Class B 50 ft. $6.00.
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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, James H White, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama of Esplanade by Night. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694344/.

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Porter, E. S., White, J. H., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Panorama of Esplanade by Night. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694344/.

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. Panorama of Esplanade by Night. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694344/>.