Film, Video War correspondents

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Title
War correspondents
Summary
"Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable office to get copy of cablegrams to be in turn transmitted to their different papers. They rush directly toward the audience, turn a corner in the immediate foreground and disappear down a side street. A good-natured struggle occurs here, to see who will make the turn first. Curious natives watch the unusual scene. A horse and carriage follow at a seemingly slow pace, showing by comparison what a rapid head-on foot race has been witnessed. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
Contributor Names
Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  War correspondents--Florida--Key West
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Journalists
-  Reporters and reporting
-  Decker, Karl C
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25320 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25320.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Appearing: Karl C. Decker, correspondent for the New York Journal (in the carriage).
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
-  Filmed March or April, 1898 in Key West, Florida.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1217) 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. 411-412; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 354; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 5 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1157-1158.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 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 4231 (viewing print)
FRA 1389 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0665 (master pos pic)
Box 0830F (paper pos)
Box 5135F (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
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.1217
Library of Congress Control Number
98500967
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable office to get copy of cablegrams to be in turn transmitted to their different papers. They rush directly toward the audience, turn a corner in the immediate foreground and disappear down a side street. A good-natured struggle occurs here, to see who will make the turn first. Curious natives watch the unusual scene. A horse and carriage follow at a seemingly slow pace, showing by comparison what a rapid head-on foot race has been witnessed. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/98500967
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. War Correspondents. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500967/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) War Correspondents. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500967/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. War Correspondents. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500967/>.

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