Film, Video The great train robbery

About this Item

Title
The great train robbery
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., production, camera.
Barnes, J. D. (Justus D.), 1862-1946, cast.
Anderson, Gilbert M., 1880-1971, cast.
Smith, James Blair, camera.
Marble, Scott.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Museum of Modern Art Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Train robberies--United States--Drama
-  Outlaws--United States--Drama
-  Posses--United States--Drama
Genre
Western films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H38748 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748.
-  Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff).
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others.
-  Incomplete: material in the Edison Collection (viewing copy and viewing print, copy 2) is incomplete.
-  Footages have not been confirmed. Differences in footages may be due to different methods of measurement.
-  Duration: 11:54 at 18 fps.
-  Part of summary from Edison films catalog, no. 200, January supplement 1904, p. 5-7 [MI].
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2443) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Based partly on the play, The great train robbery, by Scott Marble.
-  Non-viewing print was acquired for LC's National Film Preservation Tour, featuring titles from the National Film Registry.
-  Filmed during November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, in Essex County Park in New Jersey (South Mountain Reservation) and along the Lackawanna Railroad, probably between Denville and Dover, New Jersey.
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Digital file viewed.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, p. 253-259; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 126; Edison films catalog, no. 200, January supplement 1904, p. 5-7 [MI]; Railfan.net WWW site, viewed February 6, 2015, post dated November 23, 2009.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  16 mm viewing print renumbered: FRB 4559 to FAD 1691.
-  35 mm non-viewing print renumbered: FQC 3676 to FPG 0223.
Medium
viewing copy 1 videocassette of 1 (inc.) (Betacam SP) (ca. 10 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (302 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (302 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 3) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (800 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (ca. 690 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (302 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (ca. 800 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 800 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 800 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
VBS 0062 (viewing copy)
FLA 5421 (viewing print)
FLA 4912 (viewing print, copy 2)
FAD 1691 (viewing print, copy 3)
FLA 5949 (viewing print)
FEA 4498 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 3923 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5360 (dupe neg pic)
FPG 0223 (non-viewing print)
Box 0702A (paper pos)
Box 5799A (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.2443
Library of Congress Control Number
00694220
Language
English
Online Format
video
OCLC Number
98799112
Description
H38748 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: material in the Edison Collection (viewing copy and viewing print, copy 2) is incomplete. Footages have not been confirmed. Differences in footages may be due to different methods of measurement. Duration: 11:54 at 18 fps. Part of summary from Edison films catalog, no. 200, January supplement 1904, p. 5-7 [MI]. Paper print shelf number (LC 2443) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed. Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian. Based partly on the play, The great train robbery, by Scott Marble. Non-viewing print was acquired for LC's National Film Preservation Tour, featuring titles from the National Film Registry. Filmed during November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, in Essex County Park in New Jersey (South Mountain Reservation) and along the Lackawanna Railroad, probably between Denville and Dover, New Jersey. This film was selected for the National Film Registry. Digital file viewed. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, p. 253-259; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 126; Edison films catalog, no. 200, January supplement 1904, p. 5-7 [MI]; Railfan.net WWW site, viewed February 6, 2015, post dated November 23, 2009. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985. 16 mm viewing print renumbered: FRB 4559 to FAD 1691. 35 mm non-viewing print renumbered: FQC 3676 to FPG 0223.
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Chicago citation style:

Barnes, J. D. , Cast, Gilbert M Anderson, James Blair Smith, Scott Marble, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Edison Collection, Paper Print Collection, and Museum Of Modern Art Collection. The Great Train Robbery. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694220/.

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Barnes, J. D., Anderson, G. M., Smith, J. B., Marble, S., Thomas A. Edison, I., Edison Collection [...] Museum Of Modern Art Collection. (1903) The Great Train Robbery. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694220/.

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Barnes, J. D. , Cast, et al. The Great Train Robbery. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694220/>.