Film, Video Funeral of Hiram Cronk

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Title
Funeral of Hiram Cronk
Summary
The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band, then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War, and horse-drawn open carriages. The camera position shifts and most of the paraders can be seen for a second time: the band, the hearse, and the Civil War veterans. Hiram Cronk, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. He was the last surviving veteran of that war.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Cronk, Hiram,--1800-1905--Death and burial
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--New York
-  Military funerals--New York (State)--New York
-  United States--History--War of 1812--Veterans
Genre
Filmed parades
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H61323 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25May1905; H61323.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Duration: 3:51 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed May 18, 1905. Location: Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.
-  Biograph production no. 3030.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2029) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p.114; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 390; Biograph production logs; New York times, May 19, 1905, p. 16 viewed August 21, 2019 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
-  paper pos Received: 1905-05-25; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 5555 to FZA 2330.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (96 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 250 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (96 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 250 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 95 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1(ca. 250 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 250 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5043 (viewing print)
FEB 9814 (viewing print)
FRA 2004 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2330 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0866 (master pos pic)
Box 0133 (paper pos)
Box 5161A (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
00694398
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
nyc96000036
Description
The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band, then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War, and horse-drawn open carriages. The camera position shifts and most of the paraders can be seen for a second time: the band, the hearse, and the Civil War veterans. Hiram Cronk, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. He was the last surviving veteran of that war.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694398
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Funeral of Hiram Cronk. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694398/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) Funeral of Hiram Cronk. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694398/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Funeral of Hiram Cronk. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694398/>.

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