Film, Video War correspondents /
Articles and Essays with this item:
Key West (Fla.)
Reporters and Reporting
Spanish American War
- War correspondents /
- From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable office to get copy of cablegrams to be in turn transmitted to their different papers. They rush directly toward the audience, turn a corner in the immediate foreground and disappear down a side street. A good-natured struggle occurs here, to see who will make the turn first. Curious natives watch the unusual scene. A horse and carriage follow at a seemingly slow pace, showing by comparison what a rapid head-on foot race has been witnessed. 50 feet.
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
- Subject Headings
- - War correspondents--Florida--Key West
- - Spanish-American War, 1898--Journalists
- - Spanish-American War, 1898--Press coverage
- - Reporters and reporting
- - Telegraph--Florida--Key West
- - Newspapers--Competitions
- - Running races--Florida--Key West
- - Key West (Fla.)
- - 25320 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25320.
- - Original main title lacking.
- - Camera, William Paley.
- - Appearing: Karl C. Decker, correspondent for the New York Journal (in the carriage).
- - Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
- - Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
- - Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umnetzen.
- - Filmed ca. March or April 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. 5 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - ref print; Received: ca. 1962; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - dupe neg; Received: 12/27/62; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - paper pos; Received: 4/21/1898; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FLA 4231 (ref print)
- FRA 1389 (dupe neg)
- LC 1217 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- sawmp 1217 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1217
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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