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Film, Video The martyred presidents

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Title

  • The martyred presidents

Summary

  • "The scene opens with a beautiful woman who represents Columbia seated at the altar of Justice. As if from out of space there slowly appears a perfect and lifelike picture of Abraham Lincoln. The forming of the picture is first noticed by the appearance of what seems to be a mere spot on the front of the altar. This spot slowly enlarges and is focused into shape, until, to the amazement of the audience, the face of the great emancipator is clearly shown. President Lincoln's likeness is allowed to remain upon the altar just long enough for recognition, when, in the same mysterious manner that it appeared, it slowly fades and in its place their grows the picture of President Garfield. This in a like manner fades away, and again as out of the dim distance comes the picture of our great martyred President, William McKinley. The tableau is then dissolved into a picture of an assassin kneeling before the throne of Justice. Here the tableau ends, leaving an impression of mingled sorrow and sublimity upon the audience"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • Porter, Edwin S., camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.

Headings

  • -  McKinley, William,--1843-1901
  • -  Garfield, James A.--(James Abram),--1831-1881
  • -  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
  • -  Martyrdom
  • -  Grief
  • -  Presidents--Assassination--United States

Genre

  • Trick films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H9412 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1901; H9412.
  • -  Duration: 1:04 at 15 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0100) 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. 201; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 654; Edison catalog no. 135 (September, 1902), p. 17.
  • -  Camera: Edwin S. Porter.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3114 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9425 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0450 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5347 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5348 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FPE 5309 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0858F (paper pos)
  • Box 5197E (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694360

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Martyred Presidents. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694360/.

APA citation style:

Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) The Martyred Presidents. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694360/.

MLA citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Martyred Presidents. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694360/>.