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Film, Video Colored troops disembarking Variant title in Edition motion pictures 1890-1900: Colored troops disembarking (24th U.S. Infantry)

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Title

  • Colored troops disembarking

Other Title

  • Variant title in Edition motion pictures 1890-1900: Colored troops disembarking (24th U.S. Infantry)

Summary

  • "The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme caution displayed by the soldiers clambering down. The commanding officer struts on the wharf, urging them to hurry. Two boat stewards in glistening white duck coats, are interested watchers--looking for "tips" perhaps. The picture is full of fine light and shadow effects. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.

Names

  • Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, production, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.

Headings

  • -  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 24th (1869-1951)
  • -  United States.--Army--African American troops
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898--Participation, African American
  • -  African American soldiers--Florida--Tampa
  • -  Transportation, Military--Florida--Tampa

Genre

  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  31436 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31436.
  • -  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1287) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 426; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 91; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 6 [MI].
  • -  Filmed May 1-3, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9359 to FZA 2449.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4301 (viewing print)
  • FEC 3003 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2850 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2449 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0553E (paper pos)
  • Box 5156A (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694179

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Colored Troops Disembarking. produceds by Paley, William Daly, Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694179/.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Colored Troops Disembarking. Paley, W. D., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694179/.

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Colored Troops Disembarking. prod by Paley, William Daly, Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694179/>.