Film, Video Scrambling for eggs Egg rolling at the White House
About this Item
- Scrambling for eggs
- Egg rolling at the White House
- "The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a large group of boys participating in an egg hunt supervised by adults who throw eggs to the boys, causing them to scrimmage in search of the eggs"--Early motion pictures.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1902.
- - White House Easter Egg Roll
- - Easter--Washington (D.C.)
- - Games--Washington (D.C.)
- - Children--Washington (D.C.)
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - H16119 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16119.
- - Early motion pictures gives a filming date of April 1, 1902. The AFI catalog gives a questionable production date of March 31, 1902. In 1902, the White House Easter Egg Roll was held on March 31.
- - Listed in the Edison films catalog under the title, Egg rolling at the White House (150 feet), which was also available as three separate films of 50 feet each: Babies rolling eggs, Tossing eggs, and, Scrambling for eggs.
- - Filmed March 31, 1902 at the White House in Washington, D.C.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 0871) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 19; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 60; Edison films catalogs, no. 135, September, 1902, p. 93-94 (Egg rolling at the White House), and no. 288, July, 1906, p. 108-109 viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, May 1, 2017; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), March 31, 1902, p. 12, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site, May 1, 2017; Evening star (Washington, D.C.), April 16, 1900, p. 3, viewed online on LC's Chronicling America WWW site. May 1, 2017.
- - 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 of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 3885 (viewing print)
- FRA 1094 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 1640 (master pos pic)
- Box 0119F (paper pos)
- Box 5600Q (paper pos, copy 2)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
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