Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Santiago De Cuba Bay
Language English
Subjects Armada
Cruisers (Warships)
Naval Battles
Naval Operations
Santiago De Cuba Bay
Santiago De Cuba Bay (Cuba)
Santiago, Battle Of, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Spanish American War
Vizcaya (Armored Cruiser)
Wreck of the "Vizcaya" /
Other Title
Wreck of the "Viscaya"
wreck of the "viscaya"
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
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
-  Shipwrecks--Cuba
-  Cruisers (Warships)--Cuba
-  Naval battles--Cuba--Santiago de Cuba Bay
-  Spain.--Armada
-  Santiago de Cuba Bay (Cuba)
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30726.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC
-  From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. 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 catalog no. 707; code name (for telegraphic orders) Volusius.
-  MAVIS 48455; Wreck of the "Vizcaya" (Spanish-American War). DLC
-  Filmed July 3 or 4, 1898, off the coast of Santiago de Cuba.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 202 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 7/22/97 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/12/97 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/24/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2873 (ref print)
FPE 9300 (dupe neg)
LC 136b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0136
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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