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Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip

SUMMARY The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of which are two spectators watching two participants perform a game of skill using whips. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. The picture [shows] a number of Esquimaux picking nickels from cracks in a board with their dog whips, in which sport they are very expert. In the background will be seen one of their "Topeks," a sealskin tent in which they live during their short summer. Class B 75 ft. $9.00 NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. SUBJECTS Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.) Exhibitions--United States. Eskimos--Games. Whips. Buffalo (N.Y.) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Porter, Edwin S., camera. White, James H. (James Henry), camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp001 m1b09776
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