Film, Video "Vizcaya" under full headway /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1898
Location New York
New York City
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Cruisers (Warships)
History, Military
Naval Operations, Spanish
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Spanish American War
Visits to Foreign Ports
Vizcaya (Armored Cruiser)
"Vizcaya" under full headway /
Other Title
Spanish battleship "Viscaya"
From the Biograph picture catalogue: 24 feet. A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's skyscrapers. In this picture the vessel makes a very beautiful appearance steaming out to sea under full headway. But what a contrast to a later Biograph picture when the vessel was a smoking hulk wrecked on the shore of Cuba, battered topieces by the guns of the Oregon.
Contributor Names
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1898]
Subject Headings
-  Vizcaya (Armored cruiser)
-  Cruisers (Warships)--New York (State)--New York
-  Warships--Visits to foreign ports
-  Spain.--Armada
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, Spanish
-  New York (N.Y.)--History, Military--19th century
-  Harbors--New York (State)
-  H30741 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30741.
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Biograph catalog no. 444; code name (for telegraphic orders) Tortolette.
-  Filmed Feb. 28, 1898, in New York City, New York.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 199 [MI]; Musser, C. The emergence of cinema, 1990, p. 241.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 3000 (ref print)
FPE 9365 (dupe neg)
LC 456a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0456
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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