Film, Video Wreck of the "Vizcaya" /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
American Mutoscope Company
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Naval Operations
Nonfiction Films
Santiago, Battle Of, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Short Films
Silent Films
Spanish American War
Vizcaya (Armored Cruiser)
Wreck of the "Vizcaya" /
Other Title
Wreck of the "Viscaya"
Wreck of the Viscaya in Santiago, Cuba, 1898
Spanish armored cruiser Vizcaya was destroyed by the U.S. Navy on July 4, 1898, while trying to escape a blockade of Santiago Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
"This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the "Pride of Spain," is shown a ruined hulk on the beach, the terrible effect of the guns of Uncle Sam's warships being apparent everywhere. Contrasted with our earlier picture of the "Viscaya" in New York Harbor ["Vizcaya" under full headway], the "Viscaya" here presents a woeful appearance"--Biograph picture catalogue.
Contributor Names
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Vizcaya (Armored cruiser)
-  Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations
-  Shipwrecks--Cuba
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H30726 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30726.
-  Original main title lacking; titles added to Paper Print Collection copies during restoration.
-  Probable release date from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps.
-  Biograph production no. 707.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0136) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed July 3, 1898, off the coast of Santiago de Cuba.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 371; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 202 [MI]; Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 167; Musser, C. Emergence of cinema, v. 1, p. 248; Werstein, I. The Spanish-American War, p. 110; Freidel, F. The splendid little war, p. 229.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
-  On original cataloging record: Rcvd: 1967. Transf. to LC from NPS; NPS acq. from RMA; gift to RMA from Biograph. Slight deterioration. Transf. to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/68 and LC lab: 11/74.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 3150 (viewing print)
FAB 1223 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEC 2873 (viewing print)
FRA 0483 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 6174 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FPE 9300 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1107 (master pos pic)
Box 0281R (paper pos)
Box 5586F (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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