Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Spain
Language English
Subjects Ambushes and Surprises
Armed Forces
Campaigns
Combat
Cuba
Cubans
Historical Reenactments
Soldiers
Spain
Spaniards
Spanish American War
Title
Cuban ambush /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
-  Historical reenactments
-  Ambushes and surprises
-  Soldiers--Cuba
-  Cubans
-  Spaniards--Cuba
-  Cuba--Armed forces
-  Spain--Armed forces--Cuba
-  Combat
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46695.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:24 at 34 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: From the upper windows of a ruined mill the Cubans fire at a scouting party of Spaniards, who return the volley. Fine smoke effects. 50 feet. 7.50.
-  Reenacted ca. July 1898, probably in New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 458-59; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [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 3004 (ref print)
LC 222 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0222 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0222
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694185
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694185


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