Film, Video New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates N.Y. Harbor Police boat "Patrol" capturing pirates
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- New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates
- N.Y. Harbor Police boat "Patrol" capturing pirates
- "The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and they give up. When the "Patrol" comes up near them, it lowers a dory and a number of policemen make the capture. As the pirates are landed on the Police Boat a fierce fight takes place between them and the police, but the latter overcome the offenders and land them safely on the boat. Length 125 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 185.
- Porter, Edwin S., camera.
- Smith, James Blair, camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
- - Harbor police--New York (State)--New York
- - New York (N.Y.).--Police Department
- - Patrol (Ship)
- - Pirates--New York (State)--New York
- - Arrest--New York (State)--New York
- - Upper Bay (N.Y. and N.J.)
- Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H32027 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027.
- - Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter.
- - Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps.
- - Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. Probably filmed in the southern part of the Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background.
- - A simulated capture by the police gunboat "Patrol" of three "pirates" in a rowboat.
- - The Library of Congress copy of this film may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison catalog summary.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1737) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 221; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 730; Edison films catalog, no. 185, Oct., 1903, p. 9.
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- - 35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 5402 to FZA 2341.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4751 (viewing print)
- FEB 9365 (viewing print)
- FRA 1763 (dupe neg pic)
- FZA 2341 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 1539 (master pos pic)
- Box 0064C (paper pos)
- Box 5131C (paper pos, copy 2)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
Additional Metadata Formats
- The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898 to 1906 (54)
- Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies (432)
- National Screening Room (573)
- Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (1,006)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog (1,475,713)
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Porter, Edwin S.
- Smith, James Blair
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, James Blair Smith, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694404/.
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Porter, E. S., Smith, J. B., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694404/.
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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694404/>.