Format Film, Video
Dates 1899
Location Cuba
Havana
Spain
United States
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Campaigns
Castillo Del Morro (Havana, Cuba)
Cuba
Flags
Havana (Cuba)
History, Military
Military Occupation
Spain
Spanish American War
United States
Title
Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., c1899.
Subject Headings
-  Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba)
-  Flags--United States
-  Flags--Spain
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Flags
-  Military occupation
-  Havana (Cuba)--History, Military--19th century
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Feb1899; 10651.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the film was made by Vitagraph producers and Edison licensees J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith, then submitted as a negative to Edison's Kinetograph Dept., which copyrighted and distributed the title. (Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 481-482)
-  Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released.
-  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
-  Duration: 0:38 at 16 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 The Phonoscope, January 1899, p. 15: Down goes the Spanish flag, and up floats the Stars and Stripes. Down falls the symbol of tyranny and oppression that has ruled in the new world for four hundred years, and up goes the Banner of Freedom. In the distance are the turrets and battlements of Morro, the last foothold of Spain in America. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 482)
-  MAVIS 1836897; Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle. DLC
-  Filmed ca. Jan. 2, 1899, on Vitagraph's rooftop studio in New York City, in front of a painted backdrop of Morro Castle.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: ca. 1960; viewing print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1962-12-27; dupe neg pic; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1899-02-04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FLA 4046 (viewing print)
FRA 1233 (dupe neg pic)
LC 1032 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 1032 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1032
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98501089
http://lccn.loc.gov/98501089


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