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Smith, James Blair

Overview
Works: 39 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 1,588 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Case studies  Silent films  Short films 
Roles: Attributed name, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
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Most widely held works about James Blair Smith
 
Most widely held works by James Blair Smith
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
White Wings on review ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHITE WINGS ON REVIEW. A fine picture of the celebrated "White Wings" or street- cleaning department of one district of Greater New York, showing over 350 men in line, and over 100 carts that are used to carry the refuse away to the dumping wharf, marching through the streets of New York
New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat "Patrol" of three "pirates" in a rowboat. Puffs of smoke appear as the gunboat fires several rounds from the bow cannon, which can be clearly seen later in a side view of the boat. The "Patrol" was a steel, twin screw, 135 foot, 118 ton police boat, built in 1893 at Sparrow's Point, Maryland
[Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FIREBOAT "NEW YORKER" IN ACTION. A magnificent picture of this boat making a run and starting the water from at least a dozen nozzles at one time. In the middle of the picture the boat is seen throwing at least twenty streams, so enveloping itself in mist that it is almost entirely obscured
Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SKY-SCRAPERS OF NEW YORK CITY, FROM THE NORTH RIVER. A Beautiful panoramic view of lower New York from Barclay Street to Battery Park, showing a beautiful stereoscopic effect of the sky-scrapers in the business section of the city. Old Castle Garden, at which place hundreds of thousands of emigrants have landed from time to time, but now used as an Aquarium, is also seen in the picture. One of the finest panoramic pictures of New York ever taken
Opening of new East River bridge, New York ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the crowd, buildings around the waterfront are seen, and the dignitaries, led by a standard bearer again pass the camera. The banner reads "MAYOR." Next, a covered platform, draped in flag bunting is shown, where the people previously seen have gone to begin the ceremonies. There is a brass band playing in front of the platform]. Next, an unidentified speaker, probably Mayor Seth Low, can be seen addressing the crowd
New York City dumping wharf ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to the next barge, where four-wheeled carts are shown dumping excavation rubble. Probably filmed on the East River, this is one of several New York City Sanitation Department dumping wharves in operation at the time
New York City "ghetto" fish market ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: NEW YORK GHETTO FISH-MARKET. A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are seen passing along the stands and making their selections of fish. A great character study
Pan-American expo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1901 and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film begins with a slow pan over the tower building of the exposition, which was lighted by electric lights. The pan goes from a daylight shot of the grounds to what appears to be a special effects situation involving back lighting of the scene
The burning of Durland's Riding Academy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1901 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The movies begin. a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprend 42 films produits entre 1894 et 1910 par différents producteurs tels: William Heise, W.K.L. Dickson, James White, Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière, Alexandre Promio, Georges Méliès, Thomas Edison, Joseph Mundviller, A.E. Weed, Fred A. Dobson, G.W. Bitzer, Robert K. Bonine, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter, Sigmund Lubin et Charles Pathé, chez différentes maisons de production dont: The Edison Manufacturing Company, The American Mutoscope & Biograph Company et chez Pathé Frères
The great train robbery ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bandits tie up the station master, stop the train, rob the mail car, take the passengers' valuables, and then escape, and the station master's daughter frees her father, alerts a group at a dance who then chase and overtake the robbers
Quitting smoking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Sharing our success stories" is a 14-part DVD series intended to help educate mental health consumers and professionals, bringing awareness to a variety of topics. In each segment, individuals discuss their individual success story. In this segment, ex-smokers discuss their history of cigarette smoking, and how they managed to quit
New York City dumping wharf ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to the next barge, where four-wheeled carts are shown dumping excavation rubble. Probably filmed on the East River, this is one of several New York City Sanitation Department dumping wharves in operation at the time
Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) where an American Line steamer, either the "New York" or "Paris," is seen docked [Frame: 0120]. The camera passes one of the Manhattan-to-New Jersey commuter ferries to Jersey City or Communipaw [0860]. Proceeding south, the distinct double towers of the Park Row, or Syndicate Building, erected in 1897-98, can be seen in the background [0866]. A coastal freighter is next [1560], then Trinity Church appears, to the left of which can be seen the Surety Building, as a tug with a "C" on the stack passes in foreground [2032]. Several small steamboats come into view [2136], and the B.T. Babbitt Soap factory at Pier 6 is seen [2300], followed by the Pennsylvania Railroad piers (#5 & #4), with a group of docked railroad car floats [2556], and the Lehigh Valley Railroad piers (#3 & #2), also with car floats [3030]. Next are the Bowling Green Building (rectangular, with facade to camera) [3208], the Whitehall Building (vertical, thin side to camera) [3388], followed by Pennsylvania Railroad Pier #1 [3630]. Pier A (with a clock tower) is seen with the New York Harbor Police steam boat "Patrol" at its end [4654]. The Bowling Green Offices and the Produce Exchange at Bowling Green are visible in the background. The breakwater (sheltered landing) and the New York City Fireboat House appears [5270] and the distinctive round structure, Castle Garden, once a fort and immigrant station, but at the time of filming the City Aquarium, comes into view [5438]. The camera then pans east along the Battery Park promenade: the Barge Office (with tower) is visible in the distance [5804], and further out the Brooklyn shoreline with the grain elevators at Atlantic Avenue can be seen [6088]. This view is continued, with only a minor break in continuity, in the film Panorama of Sky Scrapers and Brooklyn Bridge From the East River. Together they comprise a sweep around the southern tip of Manhattan, from Fulton Street on the Hudson to the Brooklyn Bridge
Opening of new East River bridge, New York ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the crowd, buildings around the waterfront are seen, and the dignitaries, led by a standard bearer again pass the camera. The banner reads "MAYOR." Next, a covered platform, draped in flag bunting is shown, where the people previously seen have gone to begin the ceremonies. There is a brass band playing in front of the platform [4910]. Next, an unidentified speaker, probably Mayor Seth Low, can be seen addressing the crowd
Singing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Sharing our success stories" is a 14-part DVD series intended to help educate mental health consumers and professionals, bringing awareness to a variety of topics. In each segment, individuals discuss their individual success story. In this segment, four members of the choir "The Highs and Lows" discuss how their involvement in singing has helped them manage their illness
White Wings on review ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHITE WINGS ON REVIEW. A fine picture of the celebrated "White Wings" or street- cleaning department of one district of Greater New York, showing over 350 men in line, and over 100 carts that are used to carry the refuse away to the dumping wharf, marching through the streets of New York. Code word Urachness. Length 225 feet. Class B. $27.00
Education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Sharing our success stories" is a 14-part DVD series intended to help educate mental health consumers and professionals, bringing awareness to a variety of topics. In each segment, individuals discuss their individual success story. In this segment, four adults from the mental health community share their experiences dealing with their illness while attending school
Addiction and mental illness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Sharing our success stories" is a 14-part DVD series intended to help educate mental health consumers and professionals, bringing awareness to a variety of topics. In each segment, individuals discuss their individual success story. In this segment, five mental health consumers discuss their experiences with various forms of substance abuse, and describe how being sober helps them to better manage their mental health issues
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Blair
Smith, J. B.
Smith, J. B. (James Blair)
Smith, J. Blair
Smith, J. Blair (James Blair)
Smith, Jacob Blair
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English (39)