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Film, Video N.Y. Fire Department returning New York Fire Department returning / Title from Biograph production log: Return of the fire departmant / Variant title from Biograph production log: Return of N.Y. Fire Dept

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Title

  • N.Y. Fire Department returning

Other Title

  • New York Fire Department returning
  • Title from Biograph production log: Return of the fire departmant
  • Variant title from Biograph production log: Return of N.Y. Fire Dept

Summary

  • Shows several pieces of horse-drawn fire vehicles in motion: two hook-and-ladders [Frame: 0114, 0905]; two steam pumpers [0373, 1111]; a rescue wagon [0549]. Children hang onto the back of some of the vehicles [0195, 0970].

Names

  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.

Headings

  • -  New York (N.Y.).--Fire Department
  • -  Fire engines--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York

Genre

  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H32003 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 19May1903; H32003.
  • -  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
  • -  Duration: 0:39 at 15 fps.
  • -  Original 35 mm. footage from Biograph production log is 37 feet.
  • -  Viewing print (16 mm) includes beginning titles (about 9 feet) added by Renovare at time of restoration.
  • -  Photographed May 11, 1903, near City Hall in New York City.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2358.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0843) 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.
  • -  Viewing print (16 mm.) viewed for credits and footage.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 221; Biograph production logs; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 730.
  • -  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 5544 to FZA 2310.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 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 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3857 (viewing print)
  • FEB 9808 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1069 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2310 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0569 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0131C (paper pos)
  • Box 5434E (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694406

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. N.Y. Fire Department returning. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694406/.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1903) N.Y. Fire Department returning. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694406/.

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. N.Y. Fire Department returning. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694406/>.