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The Resource Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison, Thomas A. Edison, Inc

Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison, Thomas A. Edison, Inc

Label
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison
Title
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Title variation
  • Electrocution of Czolgosz
  • Execution of Czolgosz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred door. Uniformed men are visible; they open the door and remove a man in civilian clothes. The camera then dissolves to another set in which there is a chair with wires attached. The man in civilian clothes is brought in and strapped to the chair. At the end of the film, two of the six witnesses examine him with stethoscopes
  • From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: ELECTROCUTION OF CZOLGOSZ. . A detailed reproduction of the execution of the assassin of President McKinley faithfully carried out from the description of an eye witness. The picture is in three scenes. First: Panoramic view of Auburn Prison taken the morning of the electrocution. The picture then dissolves into the corridor of murderer's row. The keepers are seen taking Czolgosz from his cell to the death chamber, and shows State Electrician, Wardens and Doctors making final test of the chair. Czolgosz is then brought in by the guard and is quickly strapped into the chair. The current is turned on at a signal from the Warden, and the assassin heaves heavily as though the straps would break. He drops prone after the current is turned off. The doctors examine the body and report to the Warden that he is dead, and he in turn officially announces the death to the witness
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Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
motion picture
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1873?-1901
  • 1843-1901
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Czolgosz, Leon F.
  • McKinley, William
  • Porter, Edwin S.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Runtime
3
Series statement
  • William McKinley
  • American history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Czolgosz, Leon F
  • McKinley, William
  • Auburn Prison
  • Assassins
  • Electrocution
  • Executions and executioners
  • Presidents
  • Prisons
  • Auburn (N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison, Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605
  • Original duration: 3:24 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084704/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Legal deposit
H10605
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)701797992
Video recording format
other
Label
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison, Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605
  • Original duration: 3:24 at 15 fps
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1003084704/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Legal deposit
H10605
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)701797992
Video recording format
other

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