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Film, Video Coney Island at night

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  • Coney Island at night


  • Shows concessions at Thompson and Dundy's Luna Park and Dreamland on Coney Island. Taken at night by the light of the concessions themselves. Shows both close-up and distance shots, elevated and at street level. The titles of the film could have been photographed on the spot, however, they seem to have been contrived for this film by the use of stop-action photography.


  • Porter, Edwin S., camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1905.


  • -  Amusement parks--New York (State)
  • -  Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)


  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  H62761 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 29Jun05; H62761.
  • -  Photographer, Edwin S. Porter.
  • -  Incomplete: shorter length of Kleine materials is owing to shorter duration of individual shots and to the addition of some titles by Niver (Renovare Co.) during preservation/restoration.
  • -  Summary taken from Early motion pictures, and from George Kleine collection...catalog.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1986) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Photographed: Coney Island, N.Y., June 3-4, 1905.
  • -  Sources used: Early motion pictures, p. 63-64; The George Kleine collection...catalog, p. 21.
  • -  George Kleine Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  16 mm non-viewing print renumbered: FRA 3739 to FAC 4294.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (97 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (97 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll (238 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll (238 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1440 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3738 (dupe neg pic)
  • FAC 4294 (non-viewing print)
  • FLA 5000 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 1964 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FRB 0681(master pos pic)
  • Box 0170D (paper pos)
  • Box 5262D (paper pos, copy 2)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp73008500

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Kleine, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Coney Island at night. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1905. Video.

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Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I., Kleine, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1905) Coney Island at night. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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