Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Florida
Key West
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Burial
Casualties
Causes
Cuba
Death
Explosion
Florida
Hearses
History, Military
Key West
Key West (Fla.)
Maine (Battleship)
Military Funerals
Naval Ceremonies, Honors, and Salutes
Navy
Officers
Processions
Sailors
Spanish American War
United States
Title
Burial of the "Maine" victims /
Other Title
Burial of "Maine" victims
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Military funerals--Florida--Key West
-  Processions--Florida--Key West
-  Burial--Florida--Key West
-  Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes--Florida--Key West
-  Maine (Battleship)--Explosion, 1898
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Casualties
-  Sailors--Death
-  United States.--Navy--Officers
-  Hearses--Florida--Key West
-  Key West (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25325.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 1:50 at 20 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 Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Key West, Fla., March 27, 1898. First comes a detachment of sailors and marines in the left foreground, while at the right is seen a crowd of small colored boys, which precedes any public procession in the South. Then follow the nine hearses, each coffin draped with THE FLAG. At the side of each wagon walk the pall bearers, surviving comrades, their heads bowed in attitudes of grief. Next come naval officers and marines, and lastly a procession of carriages, followed by a large crowd on foot. The scene is reproduced as it actually occurred. The figures are life size and well in the foreground. 150 feet.
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Ummunzen.
-  MAVIS 48467; Burial of the "Maine" victims. DLC
-  Filmed March 27, 1898, in Key West, Florida.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 4 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 7/17/97 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 7/9/97 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/21/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 148 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 148 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 148 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2885 (ref print)
FPE 9305 (dupe neg)
LC 1511a (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 1511 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1511
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98500963
http://lccn.loc.gov/98500963


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