Film, Video Scenes in San Francisco. [No. 1] Scenes of San Francisco. / San Francisco

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Title
Scenes in San Francisco. [No. 1]
Other Title
Scenes of San Francisco.
San Francisco
Summary
Views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. A scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0100] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes a hurried and jerky pan from the east side of 5th Street eastward to the south side of Mission Street. At the start of the pan, the ruined Lincoln School building is seen, with the dark profile of the Flood Building behind it on Market Street. The camera pans right on a long row of windows in the ruined west wall of the Emporium department store [0130]. The tent in the foreground is probably a temporary "office" of the business formerly on the site. The pan continues further right and looks northeast down Mission Street. [0338] The Rialto Building stands in the distance. The camera pans farther right, to another tent and a sign -- "Safes opened 105 5th Street" [0420]. Many safes fused shut in the heat of the fire and others had to be cooled for weeks before being opened. [0441] The camera is at the southwest corner of 4th and Market streets, looking northeast across Market Street in afternoon light. The Mutual Savings Bank (two blank walls) is in the background at Geary/Kearny and Market streets. The street traffic is part of the afternoon commute down Market Street to the Ferry Building. [1638] The camera captures a traffic jam on Market Street. The view is probably north, across Market Street just east of California Street. [1835] The view is northwest, near the southwest corner of East and Market streets, just west of the Ferry Building. [2075] In the hazy background are Nob Hill and the south slope of Russian Hill (right). [2135] The view is approximately the same as the previous segment, with a streetcar beginning its run up Market Street. In the hazy distance unburnt dwellings on the summit of Russian Hill are visible. Nob Hill is in the distance, with the rectangular silhouette of the Fairmont Hotel. [3000] In this very brief scene the camera focuses on workers removing debris. The view is east on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets, just east of St. Patrick's Church, part of which is visible at left. [3075] The camera pans to show the demolition of the facade of St. Patrick's Church. The camera is southwest of the church on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets. After a brief view of ruins along Market Street, the camera pans right (eastward) past two men near a fire engine [3270], to the church facade being demolished [3957]. A cameraman is seen in the foreground, photographing the film titled San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906.
Contributor Names
Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader), 1851-1931, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906.
Subject Headings
-  San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
-  Earthquakes--California--San Francisco
-  Fires--California--San Francisco
-  Buildings--Earthquake effects--California--San Francisco
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H77925 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 19May1906; H77925.
-  Camera, Otis M. Gove.
-  Duration: 2:14 at 15 fps.
-  According to Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, the original length of the 35 mm. print was 140 feet.
-  Biograph production no. 3171.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2180) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Photographed: May 9, 1906. Location: Market and Mission streets, San Francisco, California.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 288; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, p. 276; Biograph production logs, v. 2, p. 68.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 5464 to FYA 1552.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 6843 to FZA 2610.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 140 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 140 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 140 ft) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 140 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5194 (viewing print)
FYA 1552 (viewing print)
FRA 2151 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 2152 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FZA 2610 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0670A (paper pos)
Box 5837D (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/lcmp003.m3b17713
Library of Congress Control Number
00694427
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
sfr92000026
Description
Views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. A scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0100] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes a hurried and jerky pan from the east side of 5th Street eastward to the south side of Mission Street. At the start of the pan, the ruined Lincoln School building is seen, with the dark profile of the Flood Building behind it on Market Street. The camera pans right on a long row of windows in the ruined west wall of the Emporium department store [0130]. The tent in the foreground is probably a temporary "office" of the business formerly on the site. The pan continues further right and looks northeast down Mission Street. [0338] The Rialto Building stands in the distance. The camera pans farther right, to another tent and a sign -- "Safes opened 105 5th Street" [0420]. Many safes fused shut in the heat of the fire and others had to be cooled for weeks before being opened. [0441] The camera is at the southwest corner of 4th and Market streets, looking northeast across Market Street in afternoon light. The Mutual Savings Bank (two blank walls) is in the background at Geary/Kearny and Market streets. The street traffic is part of the afternoon commute down Market Street to the Ferry Building. [1638] The camera captures a traffic jam on Market Street. The view is probably north, across Market Street just east of California Street. [1835] The view is northwest, near the southwest corner of East and Market streets, just west of the Ferry Building. [2075] In the hazy background are Nob Hill and the south slope of Russian Hill (right). [2135] The view is approximately the same as the previous segment, with a streetcar beginning its run up Market Street. In the hazy distance unburnt dwellings on the summit of Russian Hill are visible. Nob Hill is in the distance, with the rectangular silhouette of the Fairmont Hotel. [3000] In this very brief scene the camera focuses on workers removing debris. The view is east on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets, just east of St. Patrick's Church, part of which is visible at left. [3075] The camera pans to show the demolition of the facade of St. Patrick's Church. The camera is southwest of the church on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets. After a brief view of ruins along Market Street, the camera pans right (eastward) past two men near a fire engine [3270], to the church facade being demolished [3957]. A cameraman is seen in the foreground, photographing the film titled San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906.
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Gove, Otis M. , Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Scenes in San Francisco. No. 1. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694427/.

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Gove, O. M., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1906) Scenes in San Francisco. No. 1. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694427/.

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Gove, Otis M. , Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Scenes in San Francisco. No. 1. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694427/>.