Format Film, Video
Dates 1899
Location New York
Philippines
Union Square
Language English
Subjects Army
Artillery
Artillery Operations, American
Astor, John Jacob
Campaigns
Carriages and Carts
March, Peyton Conway
Marching Bands
Military Leadership
Mounted Police
New York
New York (State)
Parades
Philippines
Police Horses
Soldiers
Spanish American War
Union Square (New York, N.Y.)
United States
Title
Astor Battery on parade /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., c1899.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Artillery
-  Parades--New York (State)--New York
-  Soldiers--New York (State)--New York
-  Marching bands--New York (State)--New York
-  Mounted police--New York (State)--New York
-  Police horses--New York (State)--New York
-  Carriages and carts--New York (State)--New York
-  Astor, John Jacob,--1864-1912
-  March, Peyton Conway,--1864-1955--Military leadership
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Artillery operations, American
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Philippines
-  Union Square (New York, N.Y.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1899; 8651.
-  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. 481-483)
-  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: 0:46 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 The Phonoscope, January 1899, p. 15: As they appeared in New York on Saturday, January 21 [sic], 1899, on their return from active service in the Philippines. The picture is taken as they cross Broadway, Union Square, north. First come the mounted police, proud and prancing, then the band, then the famous Astor Battery, marching twenty-four abreast. As the second file approaches, the order is given to "change arms" and the rifles shift from right to left shoulder. The men march well, with rapid gait, and present a fine spectacle, dressed in their long dark overcoats. A group of ladies on a balcony wave their handkerchiefs, and the crowds that line the sidewalks show their enthusiasm. As the Battery passes out of sight, men and boys run across the street, and a hansom cab brings up the rear. The picture was taken late in the afternoon, and the exposures were slow; consequently the film must be reproduced slowly to give the best results. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 483)
-  MAVIS 45635; Astor Battery on parade. DLC
-  Filmed January 23, 1899, at Union Square in New York City.
-  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: 8/2/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 5/16/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 8/31/94 from LC film lab; masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1/27/1899; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 90 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 90 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 90 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (ca. 90 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2156 (ref print)
FPC 8586 (dupe neg)
FPC 8587 (masterpos)
LC 8a (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0008 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0008
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98501147
http://lccn.loc.gov/98501147


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