Panorama of Esplanade by night
Panoramic view of the Esplanade by night | Panoramic view of Esplanade by night | Panoramic view, 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...
Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Opening, Pan-American Exposition
Opening of the Pan-American Exposition on May 20th, 1901
"This is a great historical event. Our cameras were stationed in the center of the Esplanade looking toward the Main Approach to the Pan-American Exposition, with the Triumphal Bridge, and the entrance in the foreground. The procession, headed by Vice-President Roosevelt, enters the Main Approach, passes over the Triumphal Bridge, down to the center of the Esplanade directly in front of our camera, when...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
A trip around the Pan-American Exposition
The entire film was photographed from an excursion vessel traveling through all of the waterways surrounding the Exposition. The major exhibit buildings and amusement attractions of the fair can be seen as the boat makes its way through the area, going through tunnels and under bridges. "The Pan-American Exposition is encircled by an especially constructed canal, which was put in for the purpose of...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)