Film, Video Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook

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Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook
"From a camera positioned on the starboard rail of a large ocean liner, a bosun's ladder can be seened suspended down the side of the ship. As the film progresses, a man decends the ladder. When he reaches the bottom of the ladder, he waits until a small rowing boat comes close. As it does, he steps from the ladder into the boat and is rowed out of the picture"--Early motion pictures.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Prinzessin Victoria Luise (Ship)
-  Ships--New Jersey--Sandy Hook
-  Pilots and pilotage--New Jersey--Sandy Hook
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H20402 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Apr1903; H30402.
-  Sources indicate that the spelling name of the ship is Prinzessin Victoria Luise, not Prinzessen Victoria Luise.
-  Camera, James A. White.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0706) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Photographed at Sandy Hook N.J. in late 1902.
-  Not viewed.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 250; Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912, p. 47; Kino Lorber WWW site (film notes for Edison--invention of the movies), viewed May 24, 2013.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
viewing print 1 film reel (31 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel (31 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel (31 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 80 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll (ca. 80 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3720 (viewing print)
FRA 0967 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1582 (master pos pic)
Box 0541D (paper pos)
Box 5520C (paper pos, copy 2)
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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White, James H. , Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook. United States: Edison, 1903. Video.

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White, J. H., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1903) Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook. United States: Edison. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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