American Memory: Technical summary
The Last Days of a President:
Films of McKinley and the Buffalo World's Fair, 1901
President William McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition,
Actuality motion pictures from the Paper Print Collection of the Library
of Congress. They include footage of President William McKinley at his
second inauguration; of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New
York; of President McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and of
President McKinley's funeral. The films were produced by the Edison
Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901. The company, founded
by inventor Thomas Alva Edison, operated from 1893 to 1917.
- Source collection
Paper Prints Motion Picture Collection
, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
LCCN for related videodisc:
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- Technical features
Silent motion picture footage originally shot at about 15 frames per second.
- Original material formats
- Number of original items
- Status of collection
- Available online.
- Public access
- The Library is not aware of any restrictions that inhibit public
access to this collection. See notes on rights and
restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.
Aids to intellectual access
- Type & granularity
- MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
bibliographic display in American Memory.
- Linking to digital reproductions
- Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all
versions and segments of movie. MPEG and QuickTime files for motion
pictures longer than four minutes are divided into segments.
Total file-space for digital reproductions: 1.8
||Filename extension ".mpg"
||Filename extension ".mov"
||Filename extension ".avi"
||Filename ends "t"|
||ca. 1.2 Mbits/sec
||ca. 640 Kbits/sec
||ca. 1 Mbits/sec
|Approx. file size range
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