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Published on Apr 15, 2010
SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet. 7.50.
Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43).
NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16436. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Filmed January 22, 1898, at the Union Iron Works shipyard in San Francisco, California.
SUBJECTS Iron-works--California--San Francisco. Shipyards--California--San Francisco. Iron and steel workers--California--San Francisco. Working class--California--San Francisco. Shipbuilding--California--San Francisco. San Francisco (Calif.) Actuality
RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. Blechynden, Frederick, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)