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Film, Video Wreck of the battleship "Maine" Variant title in Edison motion pictures 1890-1900: Wreck of the "Maine" in Havana Harbor

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About this Item

Title

  • Wreck of the battleship "Maine"

Other Title

  • Variant title in Edison motion pictures 1890-1900: Wreck of the "Maine" in Havana Harbor

Summary

  • "Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.

Headings

  • -  Maine (Battleship)--Explosion, 1898
  • -  Shipwrecks--Cuba--Havana

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  25323 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps.
  • -  "Spanish-American War"--Early motion pictures.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0229) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p.413; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 371; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 7 [MI].
  • -  Camera, William Paley.
  • -  Filmed ca. March 17-April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, 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.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9299 to FZA 2637.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (58 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 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3243 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2872 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0566 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2637 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0670 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0369F (paper pos)
  • Box 5557F (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

  • 98500970

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500970/.

APA citation style:

Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500970/.

MLA citation style:

Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500970/>.