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Title
U.S. battleship "Indiana"
Other Title
US battleship "Indiana"
United States battleship "Indiana"
U.S.S. "Indiana" coaling at sea
Summary
"Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world to-day as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sailors. An immense barge lies along side, from which a large gang of negroes are hustling "King coal" into the battleship, on whose decks the coal passers run to and fro. The view is taken from a moving yacht and gives the effect of the vessel itself passing through the water. As the yacht passed the starboard quarter, the powerful 13-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch guns bristle from their turrets. She looks every inch of her great length, 348 feet. The photograph is excellent. 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
-  Indiana (Battleship : BB-1)
-  Battleships--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Coaling--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, American
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25322 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25322.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0046) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed ca. March 28-April 1, 1898, near the Dry Tortugas Islands off Key West, Florida.
-  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. 415-416; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 345; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 9 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 13 [MI].
-  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 9304 to FZA 2727.
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.
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 3060 (viewing print)
FEC 2874 (viewing print)
FRA 0405 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2727 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0579F (paper pos)
Box 5503F (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.0046
Library of Congress Control Number
98500971
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world to-day as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sailors. An immense barge lies along side, from which a large gang of negroes are hustling "King coal" into the battleship, on whose decks the coal passers run to and fro. The view is taken from a moving yacht and gives the effect of the vessel itself passing through the water. As the yacht passed the starboard quarter, the powerful 13-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch guns bristle from their turrets. She looks every inch of her great length, 348 feet. The photograph is excellent. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. U.S. battleship "Indiana". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500971/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) U.S. battleship "Indiana". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500971/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. U.S. battleship "Indiana". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500971/>.

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