SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Rapidly one after the other coach after coach passes before the camera. First comes a big one, six horses, crowded top and inside with tourists. They wave hats and handkerchiefs as they pass. Then comes another; then follows four more, each drawn by a four-horse team, while ten or a dozen more are strung out far into the distance. This is the Christian Endeavor excursion touring through the Yellowstone Park under the able management of the Northern Pacific Railway Co. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Alaska and Yellowstone National Park Series" in the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident to the excitement prevailing at the time of the Klondike gold rush. They show the resources of this company for handling large numbers of people, baggage, freight and excursion parties, and give to prospective tourists and merchants an idea of the facilities with which this road handles traffic of all kinds (p. 9). OTHER TITLES Title in Edison films catalog: Coaching party, Yellowstone Park CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., c1899. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2467. Filmed ca. July 19-25, 1897, in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. SUBJECTS Tourism--Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park. Carriages and carts--Wyoming. Horse-drawn vehicles--Wyoming. Christians--Travel--Wyoming. Actuality RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. Blechynden, Frederick, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.1259 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1259
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