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Film, Video The lost child Former title: Unidentified Masson / Inventory title: Masson reel no. 6

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Title

  • The lost child

Other Title

  • Former title: Unidentified Masson
  • Inventory title: Masson reel no. 6

Summary

  • A woman brings a small boy into the backyard of a house in the suburbs. She puts him on the ground to play and returns later to find him missing. Unaware that the baby has crawled into the dog house, she admonishes a man who is putting something into a good-sized basket. He becomes frightened and begins to run. She thinks he has the baby amd chases him. As they go down the street, more and more people join the chase. They finally capture the man and all he has in the basket is a guinea pig. They return to the house and find the boy playing with the dog.

Names

  • McCutcheon, Wallace, direction
  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • Osterman, Kathryn, 1883-1956, cast
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • AFI/Masson (Daniel J.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.

Headings

  • -  Missing children--Humor
  • -  Fear of crime--Humor
  • -  False alarms--Humor
  • -  Kidnapping--Humor

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H51655 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American & Mutoscope Biograph Co.; 15Oct1904; H51655.
  • -  Main title, credits and end title lacking.
  • -  Main title and credits taken from Early motion pictures, p. 188.
  • -  Kathryn Osterman.
  • -  Cameraman, G.W. Bitzer.
  • -  Nitrate damage printed through in 35 mm. viewing print and dupe neg pic in AFI/Masson (Daniel J.) Collection.
  • -  Photographed in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York on October 1 and 3, 1904.
  • -  Summary mainly taken from Early motion pictures, p. 188.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2974.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2577) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 188; Biograph photo cat., v. 6 [MI]; American Mutoscope and Bioscope Company bulletin 36 [MI]; Musser, C. The emergence of cinema, p. 375-376; Biograph production logs; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 617-618.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 6 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (231 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (521 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (231 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (521 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 585 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 585 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5540 (viewing print)
  • FEB 6879 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2406 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 1236 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0610A (paper pos)
  • Box 5489A (paper pos, copy 2)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 94510571

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, Kathryn Osterman, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Afi/Masson. The Lost Child. directeds by Mccutcheon, Wallaceection United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/94510571/.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Osterman, K., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Afi/Masson. (1904) The Lost Child. McCutcheon, W., dir United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/94510571/.

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. The Lost Child. dir by Mccutcheon, Wallaceection United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/94510571/>.