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Panorama of esplanade by night /

Panorama of esplanade by night /



"The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glowing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the outlines of all the buildings are clearly discernible. Edwin S. Porter maintained that this was the first motion picture taken at night by incandescent light in America"-- Early motion pictures.
"A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. 50 ft."-- Edison catalog.
H10633 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633.
Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps.
Between May 1 and November 2, 1901. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
Paper print shelf number (LC 1026) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
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Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 238; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 781; Edison films catalog, no. 135, July, 1902, p.22, Edison films catalog, no. 225, July, 1904, p. 56, Edison films catalog, 288, July 1906, all viewed online via the New Jersey Digital Highway, December 22, 2017,
Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.





Porter, Edwin S., camera.
White, James H. (James Henry), camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
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