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Film, Video Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter Title in Early motion pictures catalog: Buster Brown series: Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter / Title in Before the nickelodeon: Buster cleans a bargain counter / Title in Edison films catalog: Buster Brown series, scene III

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Title

  • Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter

Other Title

  • Title in Early motion pictures catalog: Buster Brown series: Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter
  • Title in Before the nickelodeon: Buster cleans a bargain counter
  • Title in Edison films catalog: Buster Brown series, scene III

Summary

  • "Shows a bargain counter in a department store and a large gathering of women examining goods. It is a special sale, and a great deal of interest is shown by the ladies, who jostle and crowd each other to secure the choicest bargains. Mrs. Brown enters, accompanied by Buster and Tige. Mrs. Brown is unable to get near the counter and is in despair. Buster sees his mamma's predicament, whispers in Tige's ear to "take a fit," which he does by throwing somersaults high in the air, and running wildly about as though mad. The dog's actions frighten the shoppers and they scatter in all directions. After the stampede Mrs. Brown proceeds to make her purchases, while Tige seats himself on a stool, and Buster looks on very innocently"--Edison films catalog, no. 288, July 1906.

Names

  • Porter, Edwin S., production
  • Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1904.

Headings

  • -  Buster Brown (Advertising character)
  • -  Boys--United States--Drama
  • -  Teasing--Drama
  • -  Dogs--Drama
  • -  Tricks--Drama
  • -  Mothers and sons--Drama
  • -  Shopping--Drama

Genre

  • Fiction films
  • Silent films
  • Comedy films
  • Short films

Notes

  • -  Duration: 1:37 at 16 fps.
  • -  This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074).
  • -  LC holds viewing print compilations of Buster Brown shorts which include this film. The viewing print compilation listed in the Early motion pictures catalog (FLA 5269) can be found under the title, Buster Brown series. [No. 3].
  • -  Based on the comic strip Buster Brown, by Richard F. Outcault.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 267-72; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 288, July 1906, p. 29-30 [MI].
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

Medium

  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 41 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FRA 8278 (dupe neg pic)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2011600508

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Outcault, Richard Felton, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Buster Makes Room for His Mama at the Bargain Counter. produceds by Porter, Edwin S.Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2011600508/.

APA citation style:

Outcault, R. F., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Buster Makes Room for His Mama at the Bargain Counter. Porter, E. S. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011600508/.

MLA citation style:

Outcault, Richard Felton, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Buster Makes Room for His Mama at the Bargain Counter. prod by Porter, Edwin S.Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2011600508/>.