Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Florida
Tampa
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
African American Soldiers
African American Troops
Army
Florida
Harbors
History, Military
Infantry Regiment, 24th
Participation, African American
Piers
Spanish American War
Steamboats
Tampa
Tampa (Fla.)
Transportation, Military
Transports
United States
Title
Colored troops disembarking /
Other Title
Colored troops disembarking (24th U.S. Infantry)
Description
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31436. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme caution displayed by the soldiers clambering down. The commanding officer struts on the wharf, urging them to hurry. Two boat stewards in glistening white duck coats, are interested watchers--looking for "tips" perhaps. The picture is full of fine light and shadow effects. 50 feet. Filmed ca. May 1-3, 1898, in Tampa, Florida. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 426; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 6 [MI]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Participation, African American
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 24th (1869-1951)
-  United States.--Army--African American troops
-  African American soldiers--Florida--Tampa
-  Transports--Florida--Tampa
-  Steamboats--Florida--Tampa
-  Harbors--Florida--Tampa
-  Piers--Florida--Tampa
-  Transportation, Military--Florida--Tampa
-  Tampa (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31436.
-  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme caution displayed by the soldiers clambering down. The commanding officer struts on the wharf, urging them to hurry. Two boat stewards in glistening white duck coats, are interested watchers--looking for "tips" perhaps. The picture is full of fine light and shadow effects. 50 feet.
-  Filmed ca. May 1-3, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 426; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 6 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 3003 (ref print)
LC 1287 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 1287 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1287
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694179
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694179


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