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Film, Video Esquimaux Village Eskimo Village

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About this Item

Title

  • Esquimaux Village

Other Title

  • Eskimo Village

Summary

  • "The first of three camera positions shows a low building resembling an igloo beside a small pool, and an ice floe. Dark-complexioned people dressed as Eskimos run up and down alongside the pool, and a dog pulls a sled. Next, some sled dogs are led in front of the camera. The last camera position shows the same dogs running into a tent made from animal skins"--Early motion pictures.
  • "One of the principal features at the Pan-American Exposition is the Alaskan or Esquimaux Village. In this most interesting exhibit, scenes are enacted just as they take place in the far away frozen North. In this subject we depict a large number of Esquimaux clothed in their native costumes and seated on their sleds, which are drawn by spans of four Esquimaux dogs. They are engaged in a race and are to be seen running over the ice and snow at a high rate of speed. There is a pond in the foreground of the picture on the shores of which the home stretch of the race takes place. The picture is perfect photographically, and the figures stand out clear and sharp, throwing a most perfect reflection on the pond. Class B 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

  • -  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • -  Eskimos--Games
  • -  Eskimo dogs
  • -  Exhibitions--New York (State)--Buffalo

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H7327 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7327.
  • -  Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps.
  • -  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not include all of the scenes described in the Edison films catalog summary.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0747) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 92; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 315; Edison films catalog, no. 135, September, 1902, p. 21.
  • -  Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
  • -  Photographed in Buffalo, New York sometime between the opening of the Pan-American Exposition, on May 1, 1901 and the copyright date for this film in July, 1901.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1901-07-31; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 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 ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 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 3761 (viewing print)
  • FEA 7546 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1006 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5102 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0847 (master pos pic)
  • FPE 5103 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0291C (paper pos)
  • Box 5517 (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

  • 00694348

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, James H White, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Esquimaux Village. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694348/.

APA citation style:

Porter, E. S., White, J. H., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Esquimaux Village. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694348/.

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. Esquimaux Village. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694348/>.