Film, Video War correspondents

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Title
War correspondents
Summary
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: 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.
Contributor Names
Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera.
Decker, Karl C., cast.
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
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Press coverage
-  Reporters and reporting
-  Telegraph--Florida--Key West
-  Newspapers--Competitions
-  Running races--Florida--Key West
-  Key West (Fla.)
Genre
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  25320 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25320.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Appearing: Karl C. Decker, correspondent for the New York Journal (in the carriage).
-  Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umnetzen.
-  Filmed ca. March or April 1898 in Key West, Florida.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 5 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  ref print; Received: ca. 1962; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 12/27/62; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 4/21/1898; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4231 (ref print)
FRA 1389 (dupe neg)
LC 1217 (paper pos)
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
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.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/98500967
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Karl C Decker, 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., Decker, K. C., 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, et al. War Correspondents. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500967/>.