Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Havana
Language English
Subjects Castillo Del Morro (Havana, Cuba)
Castles
Cuba
Fortification
Harbors
Havana
Havana (Cuba)
History, Military
Spanish American War
Title
Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /
Other Title
Panoramic view, showing entrance to Havana Harbor and Morro Castle
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba)
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
-  Fortification--Cuba--Havana
-  Castles--Cuba--Havana
-  Harbors--Cuba--Havana
-  Havana (Cuba)--History, Military
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324.
-  Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against the rocks at the foot of abutments. The lighthouse and sentry-box are so near that the guard is plainly seen pacing up and down. The photograph is excellent; and in view of a probable bombardment, when the old-fashioned masonry will melt away like butter under the fire of 13-inch guns, the view is of historic value. 50 feet.
-  Filmed ca. March 17 to April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 414; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 5 [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 2998 (ref print)
LC 1046 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 1046 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1046
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694250
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694250


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