Film, Video Pity the blind, no. 2

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Title
Pity the blind, no. 2
Summary
Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. With his dark glasses and cane, the man is apparently blind. He kneels down slightly left of center stage and lays down his hat and cane, while the boy turns the placard around so that it reads "Pity the Blind," places it around the man's neck, and exits the stage. A gentleman with a cigar crosses the stage, pauses to read the sign, and drops some money in the blind man's hat. He is followed by two well-dressed women in furs and long coats, who also leave coins for the beggar after searching their purses. As they start to exit, however, one of the women stops and raises her skirt to adjust her tights. Behind her back, the supposed blind man slides his dark glasses down his nose and ogles the woman's exposed leg. With the leggings in place, the women exit the stage none the wiser, leaving behind a smiling "blind" man.
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama
-  Impersonation--Drama
-  Blind--United States--Public opinion--Drama
-  Deception--United States--Drama
-  Voyeurism--United States--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Comedies
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H41755 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Feb1904; H41755.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Catalog no. 2782; code name (for telegraphic orders) Gazetici.
-  Ref print and dupe neg include a pullback and 1 ft. of black; this printing error has been edited out in production of a digital file.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046338; Pity the blind, no. 2.
-  Filmed Jan. 1, 1904, in the Biograph New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph photo catalog, v. 6 [MI].
-  Received: 1/24/95 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 11/28/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 2/2/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2274 (ref print)
FPE 7924 (dupe neg)
LC 1310a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96520225
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96520225
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=96520225&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Pity the Blind, No. 2. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96520225/. (Accessed December 05, 2016.)

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Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Pity the Blind, No. 2. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96520225/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Pity the Blind, No. 2. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96520225/>.