Film, Video A day at the circus

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Title
A day at the circus
Summary
A parade of elephants, camels, horse-drawn floats, horseback riders marches forward inside a tent of the Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros. Circus. A horse race takes place in the tent.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros. Circus
-  Circus
-  Parades
-  Horse racing
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H4418 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17May1901; H4418.
-  Some secondary sources give Edwin S. Porter as the producer of A day at the circus, however, the title is not credited to Porter in Musser's Before the nickelodeon, or in the AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
-  A day at the circus was available as four individual films (Street parade; Assembly; Horse race; Team race) or all four films together (A day at the circus series) according to the Edison films catalog, no. 288, July, 1906, p. 48.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1557) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Sources used: Edison films catalog, no. 288, July, 1906, p. 48; The AFI catalog : film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 249; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 74; Catalog of copyright entries : motion pictures, 1894-1912, p. 15; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, c1991.
-  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. 2 min.) : si., b&w.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (56 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (56 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 55 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 4571 (viewing print)
FRA 1605 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0499 (master pos pic)
Box 0021B (paper pos)
Box 5020A (paper pos, copy 2)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.02064803
Library of Congress Control Number
95507751
Access Advisory
Restricted: video files available on-site only. Access by appointment.
Online Format
image
video
Description
A parade of elephants, camels, horse-drawn floats, horseback riders marches forward inside a tent of the Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros. Circus. A horse race takes place in the tent.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/95507751
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