Film, Video On a good old 5 [cent] trolley ride [On] a [good old] five cent trolley ride / Five cent trolley ride

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Title
On a good old 5 [cent] trolley ride
Other Title
[On] a [good old] five cent trolley ride
Five cent trolley ride
Summary
Amusing characters board an unsteady trolley at each stop, and then abandon the streetcar in order to chase a man who brought on board a basket full of snakes that got loose. A goose gets involved in the chase, and is stolen by a tramp.The chase ends when the crowd arrives at a stream that the tramp has already crossed, with the goose under his arm.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S. camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Electric railroads--Humor
Genre
Comedy films
Chase films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H61056 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16May1905; H61056.
-  Title from Edison film catalog; in the catalog, the word "cent" is represented by the cent sign.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2961) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Photographed on May 2-3, 1904 in the Edison studio in New York City, and in the Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens.
-  According to the George Kleine catalog, the first 146 feet of the film are shot in an interior set of a trolley; the remainder of the film is exterior scenes. Two lines of music and lyrics appear at the end of the film. There are no interior titles. According to the Edison catalog, the words and music from the popular song "On a good, old 5 [cent] trolley ride" complete the picture. Sources indicate that the song may have been the 1904 song, "On a good old trolley ride", words by Joseph C. Farrell, music by Pat Rooney.
-  Sources used: Early motion pictures, p. 228; George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 96; Edison films catalog, July 1906, p. 35-36.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  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.
-  According to M/B/RS preliminary cataloging records, LC holds two copies of the paper roll; only one copy (copy 2) appears in the Paper Print rehousing log.
-  On original catalog record: Kleine received: 3/27/47; purchased from Kleine estate; original 35mm LC nitrate destroyed; scratches, some blank frames; transfered to safety from LC nitrate: ca. 1959. Titles added to Paper Print copies during restoration.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (224 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (215 ft.): si., b&w ; 16 mm. (copy 2)
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. (copy 2)
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (215 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (224 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. (copy 2)
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (215 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 224 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 540 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 1695 (viewing print)
FLA 5386 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEB 9334 (viewing print)
FEB 9335 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 4250 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 2686 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FPE 5074 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 4251 (non-viewing print)
FRB 1417 (master pos pic)
Box 5234A (paper pos)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.01191176
Library of Congress Control Number
mp73108900
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
11509810
Description
Amusing characters board an unsteady trolley at each stop, and then abandon the streetcar in order to chase a man who brought on board a basket full of snakes that got loose. A goose gets involved in the chase, and is stolen by a tramp.The chase ends when the crowd arrives at a stream that the tramp has already crossed, with the goose under his arm.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/mp73108900
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Porter, Edwin S. Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, Kleine, and Niver. On a Good Old 5 Cent Trolley Ride. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1905. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp73108900/.

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Porter, E. S. C., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection, Kleine & Niver. (1905) On a Good Old 5 Cent Trolley Ride. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp73108900/.

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Porter, Edwin S. Camera, et al. On a Good Old 5 Cent Trolley Ride. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp73108900/>.