Film, Video Morro Castle, Havana Harbor Panoramic view, showing entrance to Havana Harbor and Morro Castle

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Title
Morro Castle, Havana Harbor
Other Title
Panoramic view, showing entrance to Havana Harbor and Morro Castle
Summary
"A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against the rocks at the foot of abutments. The lighthouse and sentry-box are so near that the guard is plainly seen pacing up and down. The photograph is excellent; and in view of a probable bombardment, when the old-fashioned masonry will melt away like butter under the fire of 13-inch guns, the view is of historic value. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
Contributor Names
Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, production, camera.
Decker, Karl C., production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba)
-  Castles--Cuba--Havana
-  Fortification--Cuba--Havana
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25324 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed between March 17 to April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1046) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 414; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 214; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 5 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 697.
-  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 9363 to FZA 2634.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (26 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 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 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 4060 (viewing print)
FEC 2998 (viewing print)
FRA 1244 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2634 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0424 (master pos pic)
Box 0350C (paper pos)
Box 5100C (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1046
Library of Congress Control Number
00694250
Online Format
image
video
Description
"A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against the rocks at the foot of abutments. The lighthouse and sentry-box are so near that the guard is plainly seen pacing up and down. The photograph is excellent; and in view of a probable bombardment, when the old-fashioned masonry will melt away like butter under the fire of 13-inch guns, the view is of historic value. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
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