Columbia in the Lead (1903)

Documentary | January 1903

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HISTORY

The S. Lubin catalog described the film as follows: “This film shows our own Columbia leading in the race with the Shamrock.”
       The Columbia was banker J. P. Morgan’s racing yacht built in 1899 for that year’s America’s Cup Races, during which it beat Scotsman Sir Thomas Lipton’s British challenger Shamrock. In 1901, the Columbia returned for the Eleventh America’s Cup and raced against Lipton’s Shamrock II in New York City Harbor. For information about the 1899 America’s Cup Races and a list of films that covered it, see Start of Race Between “Columbia” and “Shamrock” (1899). For information about the 1901 America’s Cup Races and a list of films that covered the event, see International Yacht Races—Columbia vs. Shamrock (1901).
       Polish-born optometrist Siegmund Lubin (1851-1923) began producing low-budget films in Philadelphia, PA, in 1897 to supply motion pictures for his own camera-projector invention, the Cineograph. After forming the Lubin Manufacturing Company in 1902, he built his own studio, Lubinville, in Philadelphia, and made movies until ... More Less

The S. Lubin catalog described the film as follows: “This film shows our own Columbia leading in the race with the Shamrock.”
       The Columbia was banker J. P. Morgan’s racing yacht built in 1899 for that year’s America’s Cup Races, during which it beat Scotsman Sir Thomas Lipton’s British challenger Shamrock. In 1901, the Columbia returned for the Eleventh America’s Cup and raced against Lipton’s Shamrock II in New York City Harbor. For information about the 1899 America’s Cup Races and a list of films that covered it, see Start of Race Between “Columbia” and “Shamrock” (1899). For information about the 1901 America’s Cup Races and a list of films that covered the event, see International Yacht Races—Columbia vs. Shamrock (1901).
       Polish-born optometrist Siegmund Lubin (1851-1923) began producing low-budget films in Philadelphia, PA, in 1897 to supply motion pictures for his own camera-projector invention, the Cineograph. After forming the Lubin Manufacturing Company in 1902, he built his own studio, Lubinville, in Philadelphia, and made movies until 1916. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
[Lubin Films]
1907
p. 75.
LBC07
p. 91.
LBCJ3
p. 83.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1903
Production Date:
1899 or 1901
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
200
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The American yacht Columbia leads in the race with the British yacht Shamrock. ... +


The American yacht Columbia leads in the race with the British yacht Shamrock.
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Sub-genre:
Sports


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