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Film, Video Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip Title from Edison films catalog, no. 135: Scene in the Esquimaux Village / Variant title from American Film Institute catalog: Scene in Esquimaux Village / Eskimo game of snap-the-whip

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About this Item

Title

  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip

Other Title

  • Title from Edison films catalog, no. 135: Scene in the Esquimaux Village
  • Variant title from American Film Institute catalog: Scene in Esquimaux Village
  • Eskimo game of snap-the-whip

Summary

  • "The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of which are two spectators watching two participants perform a game of skill using whips"--Early motion pictures.
  • The picture [shows] a number of Esquimaux picking nickels from cracks in a board with their dog whips, in which sport they are very expert. In the background will be seen one of their "Topeks," a sealskin tent in which they live during their short summer.

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
  • -  Exhibitions--New York (State)--Buffalo

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H7499 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499.
  • -  The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Leap-frog" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village."
  • -  Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps.
  • -  Part of summary from Edison films catalog, no. 135, excerpted from the film, Scene in the Esquimaux Village, to include only descriptions of scenes appearing in this film.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0745) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 92; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 315; Edison films catalog, no. 135, July 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, August, 1901.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1901-08-09; 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 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3759 (viewing print)
  • FEC 3079 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1004 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5108 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0843 (master pos pic)
  • FPE 5109 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0300C (paper pos)
  • Box 5519 (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

  • 00694349

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 Game of Snap-The-Whip. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694349/.

APA citation style:

Porter, E. S., White, J. H., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Esquimaux Game of Snap-The-Whip. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694349/.

MLA citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. Esquimaux Game of Snap-The-Whip. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694349/>.