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.
Contributor 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.
Subject 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
Library of Congress Control Number
00694404
Language
not applicable
no linguistic content
english
Online Format
image
video
Description
"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.
Original Format
film, video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694404
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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/>.

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