Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Cuba
Language English
Subjects Admirals
Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser)
Cuba
Gunners
Naval Battles
Naval Gunnery
Naval Operations
Navy
Officers
Sampson, William Thomas
Santiago, Battle Of, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Schley, Winfield Scott
Spanish American War
United States
Warships
Title
Sampson-Schley controversy /
Other Title
Sampson and Schley controversy
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
-  Schley, Winfield Scott,--1839-1911
-  Sampson, William Thomas,--1840-1902
-  Naval battles--Cuba
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations
-  United States.--Navy--Officers
-  United States.--Navy--Gunners
-  Brooklyn (Armored cruiser)
-  Warships--Cuba
-  Naval gunnery
-  Admirals
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Aug1901; H7674.
-  Camera, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Duration: 2:32 at 16 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on the American fleet. Scene 2. The Man Behind the Gun. The gun crews are seen manipulating a 13-inch gun repeatedly with terror to Cervera's fleet; one of Cervera's fleet is seen to sink directly from the results of the Brooklyn's firing. A shell is seen to burst among the crew, wounding one of its members. Scene 3. The Man Behind the Teacup shows Admiral Sampson the centre of attraction of a group of old maids at an afternoon tea party. Class A 200 ft. $30.00.
-  Summary is for the entire three-part Edison catalog film title "Sampson-Schley controversy:" scenes one and two were produced and copyrighted in August 1901 as "Sampson- Schley controversy" [(c) H7674, described in this record], while scene three was added in September 1901 and copyrighted separately as "Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party" [(c) H8753].
-  Based on the political cartoon in the New York journal and advertiser, July 24, 1901, p. 16.
-  Filmed August 1901.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 26 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 3007 (ref print)
LC 1843 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 1843 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1843
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694297
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694297


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