Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Cuba
Santiago De Cuba
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Army
Campaigns
Clearing of Land
Cuba
Design and Construction
Equipment and Supplies
History, Military
Military Construction Operations
Military Roads
Santiago De Cuba (Cuba)
Soldiers
Spanish American War
Transportation
Transportation, Military
United States
Title
Troops making military road in front of Santiago /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Military roads--Design and construction.--Cuba
-  Soldiers--Cuba
-  Clearing of land--Cuba
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
-  United States.--Army--Military construction operations
-  United States.--Army--Transportation--Equipment and supplies
-  Transportation, Military--Cuba
-  Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)--History, Military--19th century
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:42 at 20 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC
-  From Edison films catalog: Shows 34th Michigan boys hard at work with pick and shovel, preparing the way for passage of siege guns. 50 feet. $7.50.
-  From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 456)
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umtraumen.
-  Filmed ca. June or July 1898, near Santiago, 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 catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 6/76 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 9/3/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll (ca. 53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEA 7619 (ref print)
LC 989 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0989 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0989
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98501080
http://lccn.loc.gov/98501080


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