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Film, Video Wreck of the "Vizcaya" Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Wreck of the "Viscaya" / Theodore Roosevelt Association title: Wreck of the Viscaya in Santiago, Cuba, 1898

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Title

  • Wreck of the "Vizcaya"

Other Title

  • Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Wreck of the "Viscaya"
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association title: Wreck of the Viscaya in Santiago, Cuba, 1898

Summary

  • Spanish armored cruiser Vizcaya was destroyed by the U.S. Navy on July 4, 1898, while trying to escape a blockade of Santiago Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
  • "This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the "Pride of Spain," is shown a ruined hulk on the beach, the terrible effect of the guns of Uncle Sam's warships being apparent everywhere. Contrasted with our earlier picture of the "Viscaya" in New York Harbor ["Vizcaya" under full headway], the "Viscaya" here presents a woeful appearance"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.

Names

  • American Mutoscope Company
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope Company, 1898.

Headings

  • -  Vizcaya (Armored cruiser)
  • -  Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations
  • -  Shipwrecks--Cuba

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H30726 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30726.
  • -  Original main title lacking; titles added to Paper Print Collection copies during restoration.
  • -  Probable release date from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
  • -  Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps.
  • -  Biograph production no. 707.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0136) 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; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 371; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 202 [MI]; Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 167; Musser, C. Emergence of cinema, v. 1, p. 248; Werstein, I. The Spanish-American War, p. 110; Freidel, F. The splendid little war, p. 229.
  • -  Filmed July 3, 1898, off the coast of Santiago de Cuba.
  • -  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.
  • -  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
  • -  On original cataloging record: Rcvd: 1967. Transf. to LC from NPS; NPS acq. from RMA; gift to RMA from Biograph. Slight deterioration. Transf. to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/68 and LC lab: 11/74.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9300 to FZA 2650.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (10 ft.) : si., b&w ; mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3150 (viewing print)
  • FAB 1223 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FEC 2873 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0483 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 6174 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FZA 2650 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 1107 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0281R (paper pos)
  • Box 5586F (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

  • 98500519

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, and Niver. Wreck of the "Vizcaya". United States: American Mutoscope Company, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500519/.

APA citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection & Niver. (1898) Wreck of the "Vizcaya". United States: American Mutoscope Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500519/.

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American Mutoscope Company, et al. Wreck of the "Vizcaya". United States: American Mutoscope Company, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500519/>.