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Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway

Author: James H White; William Heise; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue.
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Genre/Form: Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Silent films
Nonfiction films
Actuality
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H White; William Heise; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 900518643
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43412.
Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps.
Paper print shelf number (LC 0881) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 314-315; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 248; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].
Credits: Camera, William Heise?
Event notes: Filmed in June or July 1897, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Description: viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White?

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"The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue.

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