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"-- Early motion pictures.
"A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. 50 ft."-- Edison catalog.
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
-  Esplanade (Pan-American Exposition, 1901, Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H10633 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633.
-  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
-  Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps.
-  Between May 1 and November 2, 1901. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1026) 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. 238; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 781; Edison films catalog, no. 135, July, 1902, p.22, Edison films catalog, no. 225, July, 1904, p. 56, Edison films catalog, 288, July 1906, all viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, December 22, 2017,
-  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 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (55 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4040 (viewing print)
FRA 1227 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5208 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5029 (master pos pic)
Box 0093D (paper pos)
Box 5137D (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.m1b01674
Library of Congress Control Number
00694344
Language
English
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"-- Early motion pictures. "A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. 50 ft."-- Edison catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694344
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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/>.

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