SUMMARY From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This scene presents a[n]... African mother in the act of giving her struggling [child] a bath in a tub of suds. This is a clear and distinct picture in which the contrast between the complexion of the bather and the white soapsuds is strongly marked. A very amusing and popular subject. From Edison films catalog (summary edited to remove offensive words): [Mother] is washing her little [child]. She thrusts him, kicking and struggling, into a tub of foaming suds. 50 feet. $7.50. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60142. Camera, William Heise. Filmed ca. October 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Infants--Bathing--Drama. Baths--United States--Drama. Mother and child--United States--Drama. African American children. African American women. Bathtubs. Soap bubbles. Family Slapstick comedy RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4045 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4045
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