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Film, Video New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates N.Y. Harbor Police boat "Patrol" capturing pirates

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Title

  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates

Other Title

  • N.Y. Harbor Police boat "Patrol" capturing pirates

Summary

  • "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.

Names

  • 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.

Headings

  • -  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.)

Genre

  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  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.

Medium

  • 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)

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

  • 00694404

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

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/.

APA citation style:

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/>.