American Memory: Technical summary
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire:
Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916
Actuality footage and a few dramatizations of scenes in the San Francisco
Bay area. Seventeen titles depict the region before the 1906 disaster,
while seven titles describe the effects of the great earthquake and
fire. Also a 1915 travelogue that shows scenes of the rebuilt city and
the Panama Pacific Exposition and a 1916 propaganda film warning of
- 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 as of November 1997.
- Public access
- The Library is not aware of any U.S. copyright or other restrictions
in the materials in 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: 2.5
||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
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