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|Genre/Form:||Actualities (Motion pictures)
|Material Type:||Film, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James H White; Frederick Blechynden; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553.
Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps.
According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film shows the S.S. "Queen" loading, rather than the S.S. "Williamette" referred to in the Edison films catalog summary,
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 321-23; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 10 [MI].
|Event notes:||Filmed August 6, 1897, in Seattle, Washington.|
|Description:||ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.|
|Responsibility:||Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.|
Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident to the excitement prevailing at the time of the Klondike gold rush. They show the resources of this company for handling large numbers of people, baggage, freight and excursion parties, and give to prospective tourists and merchants an idea of the facilities with which this road handles traffic of all kinds (p. 9).
- Steamboats -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
- Gold mines and mining -- Transportation.
- Gold miners -- Transportation.
- Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries.
- Loading and unloading -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
- Docks -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
- Harbors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
- Ships -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
- Seattle (Wash.)