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The Brooklyn handicap-1904

SUMMARY To film this event, the camera was placed inside the rail, on the track surface itself. As the film begins, in the foreground a gate opens and a horse ridden by a jockey is escorted across the track, followed by several men who appear to be fans of the race horse. Following the first horse are six in succession, and then there is a large group of men surrounding another horse that appears to be a favorite. The horses head for the starting position, moving away from the camera. In the background at a distance of several hundred yards is a grandstand filled with people. The film ends with a view of the race track paddock with two horses with riders walking around. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jun04; H46715. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Filmed May 26, 1904 in Gravesend, N.Y. SUBJECTS Horse racing. Actuality--Shorts. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID awal 2296 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.2296
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