Library of Congress Paper Print Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1902 - 1906
Summary
Collection contains documentaries. "Logging in Maine" (1906) shows men cutting timber and river driving logs to the mill. "Trout Fishing, Rangeley Lakes" (1906) is a film made for the New England Forest, Fish and Game Association and has scenes of fishing camps. "Automobiling Among the Clouds" (1904) shows automobiles driving along the road on Mt. Washington. "Drawing a Lobster Pot" (1901) is a scene of a man in a dory hauling traps.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, founded in 1895, was one of the best known early American production companies. Known more simply as the Biograph Company after 1909, it declined in importance after director D.W. Griffith resigned in 1917. The Library of Congress was established in 1800. Located in Washington, D.C., it serves the members of Congress as well as the entire Government and the American public through various divisions and a wide range of services.
Genre(s)
Documentary
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 5
Showing 1 - 5 of 5:
1) Logging in Maine
Dated June 1 and 3, 1906. 'The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up the film are of loggers performing the various operations n...more
2) Trout Fishing, Rangeley Lakes
Dated October 1906. Made for the New England Forest, Fish and Game Assoc. 'The subject is a trip to a fishing camp by train, boat and pack route. All the necessary operations to prepare...more
3) Automobiling Among The Clouds; and, An Acadian Elopement
Dated October 1, 1904. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire: 'The terrain, as the film begins, is mountainous and a narrow, undulating road ascending the mountain can be seen. The first visibl...more
4) Fire Department of New York City
Copy of 22 mm. Edison Home Kinetoscope print blown up to 35 mm. by Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center. Tape was acquired following showing at AMIA conference, 2001.more
5) Drawing a Lobster Pot
'One man can be seen inspecting a cratelike device known as a lobster pot from a two-man rowboat. The film is too short to permit further discussion.' Early Motion Pictures, Kemp Niver....more
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