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Sutro Baths, no. 1

Author: James H White; Frederick Blechynden; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Edition/Format:   Image : Film : Photograph : English
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From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50.
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Genre/Form: Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actuality
Material Type: Film, Photograph, 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)
OCLC Number: 795886890
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60559.
Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps.
Paper print shelf number (LC 1425) 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, 1997, p. 332-33; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 45 [MI].
Credits: Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
Event notes: Filmed August 22, 1897, at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California.
Description: 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50.

"In the background are three tiers of spectators watching the bathers. There are many people bathing and diving into the swimming pool. There is also a two-story slide down which many individuals can be seen descending into the water"--Early motion pictures.

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