SUMMARY From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the S.S. "Queen" at Seattle with an immense crowd of miners crowding the decks of the boat and the docks, carrying aboard baggage, implements, etc. Taken at the height of the excitement and gives a good idea of the vast numbers that started for the gold fields. Probably part of 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 Steamship "Queen" loading CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60557. Filmed August 6, 1897, in Seattle, Washington. SUBJECTS Steamboats--Washington (State)--Seattle. Gold mines and mining--Transportation. Gold miners--Transportation. Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries. Loading and unloading--Washington (State)--Seattle. Docks--Washington (State)--Seattle. Harbors--Washington (State)--Seattle. Ships--Washington (State)--Seattle. Seattle (Wash.) 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.0027 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0027
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