Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Havana
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Causes
Cuba
Explosion
Harbors
Havana
Havana (Cuba)
History
History, Naval
Maine (Battleship)
Navy
Shipwrecks
Spanish American War
United States
Work Boats
Title
Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /
Other Title
Wreck of the "Maine" in Havana Harbor
wreck of the "maine" in havana harbor
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Maine (Battleship)
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes
-  Shipwrecks--Cuba
-  Harbors--Cuba
-  Work boats--Cuba
-  Havana (Cuba)--History, Naval--19th century
-  United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:49 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 Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature. 50 feet.
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umoristi.
-  MAVIS 48460; Wreck of the battleship "Maine." DLC
-  Filmed ca. March 17-April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
-  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. 7 [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: 6/17/97 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. 58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2872 (ref print)
FPE 9299 (dupe neg)
LC 229a (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0229 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0229
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98500970
http://lccn.loc.gov/98500970


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