Film, Video Auto boat race on the Hudson

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Title
Auto boat race on the Hudson
Summary
"The new-fangled high-speed launches which are now the fad of sporting millionaires make an admirable subject for the moving picture camera, and this film shows the best of them in a race for the American championship, the prize being a massive solid gold cup. Among the boats shown are W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s "Hard Boiled Egg," "The Standard," which won the championship, and has never been beaten, the "Vingt et Un," the "F. I. A. T.," the "Shooting Star," the "Japansky," the "Kotic" and the "Nada"--Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Motorboat racing--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
-  Gold Cup (Motorboat race)
-  Columbia Yacht Club (New York, N.Y.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H47332 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Jun04; H47332.
-  Cameraman, G.W. Bitzer.
-  Duration: 2:34 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed June 11, 1904. Location: Columbia Yacht Club, New York City, and the Hudson River.
-  According to The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum WWW site, the first Gold Cup race took place in June, 1904 on the Hudson River in New York. The winning boat, was the "Standard", owned and driven by Carl Riotte.
-  Biograph production no. 2931.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1951) 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. 17; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 55; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 128, p. 225; The motor boat: devoted to all types of power craft, vol. 1, p. 3-6, viewed online via Google books, February 25, 2017; "The APBA Gold Cup-Since 1904" on The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum WWW site, viewed February 25, 2017; "1904 Columbia Yacht Club Regatta" on the Hydroplane History WWW site, viewed February 27, 2017.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 160 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 160 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4965 (viewing print)
FRA 0137 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0959 (master pos pic)
Box 0144A (paper pos)
Box 5544C (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.mbrsmi/awal.1951
Library of Congress Control Number
00563586
Language
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
11890631
Description
"The new-fangled high-speed launches which are now the fad of sporting millionaires make an admirable subject for the moving picture camera, and this film shows the best of them in a race for the American championship, the prize being a massive solid gold cup. Among the boats shown are W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s "Hard Boiled Egg," "The Standard," which won the championship, and has never been beaten, the "Vingt et Un," the "F. I. A. T.," the "Shooting Star," the "Japansky," the "Kotic" and the "Nada"--Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/00563586
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Auto boat race on the Hudson. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co, 1904. Video. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00563586/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1904) Auto boat race on the Hudson. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00563586/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. Auto boat race on the Hudson. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00563586/>.