Film, Video A street Arab

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Title
A street Arab
Summary
"Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Boys--New York (State)--New York
-  Street entertainers--New York (State)--New York
-  Acrobatics--New York (State)--New York
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Peep shows (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25336 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps.
-  Photographed in April, 1898 in New York, N.Y.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0064) 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. 313; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 422-423; M/B/RS Film & Television catalog card; Edison films catalog, supplement no. 4, war extra, May 20, 1898, p. 10.
-  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 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (26 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 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 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 3078 (viewing print)
FEB 9804 (viewing print)
FEA 8412 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 0419 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5537 (dupe neg pic)
FPB 9160 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FRB 1207 (master pos pic)
Box 0134Q (paper pos)
Box 5056E (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.m2a32868
Library of Congress Control Number
00694377
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age"--Edison films catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694377
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Paper Print Collection, Afi/Holt, and Niver. A street Arab. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694377/.

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