Film, Video Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York Departure of Peary [and] Roosevelt from New York / Departure of Peary for the North Pole

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Title
Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York
Other Title
Departure of Peary [and] Roosevelt from New York
Departure of Peary for the North Pole
Summary
The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert Peary appears on the gangway in a dark jacket, mustache and straw hat. He tips his hat, consults his watch, then, just before the film ends, motions to order the departure. On this expedition he achieved the "farthest north" record, but failed to reach the North Pole.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Peary, Robert E.--(Robert Edwin),--1856-1920--Travel--Arctic regions
-  Roosevelt (Ship : 1904-1937)
-  Explorers--United States
-  Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration--American
-  Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H63906 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28July1905; H63906.
-  Duration: 4:14 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Photographed July 16, 1905. Location: Dock at the foot of Houston St., New York, N.Y.
-  Biograph production no. 3062.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1995) 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. 76; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 256-257; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 219.
-  paper pos Received: 1905-07-28; 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 (110 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (110 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 300 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5009 (viewing print)
FEB 9819 (viewing print)
FEB 9786 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 1971 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5608 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0105 (paper pos)
Box 5098B (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/lcmp002.m2a16819
Library of Congress Control Number
00694369
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert Peary appears on the gangway in a dark jacket, mustache and straw hat. He tips his hat, consults his watch, then, just before the film ends, motions to order the departure. On this expedition he achieved the "farthest north" record, but failed to reach the North Pole.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694369
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Departure of Peary and the "Roosevelt" from New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694369/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) Departure of Peary and the "Roosevelt" from New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694369/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Departure of Peary and the "Roosevelt" from New York. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694369/>.

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