Film, Video U.S. battleship "Indiana" United States battleship "Indiana" / U.S.S. "Indiana" coaling at sea / US battleship "Indiana"

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Title
U.S. battleship "Indiana"
Other Title
United States battleship "Indiana"
U.S.S. "Indiana" coaling at sea
US battleship "Indiana"
Summary
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: 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.
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)
-  Coaling--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Coal-carrying vessels--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Barges--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Battleships--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, American
-  United States.--Navy--African Americans
-  Sailors--Florida--Dry Tortugas
-  Dry Tortugas (Fla.)--History, Naval--19th century
Genre
War (Nonfiction)--Short
Actualities (Motion pictures)
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.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umrandern.
-  MAVIS 48452; U.S. battleship "Indiana" (Spanish-American War).
-  Filmed ca. March 28-April 1, 1898, near the Dry Tortugas Islands off 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. 9 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 13 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 7/22/97 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/18/97 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/21/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 56 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 56 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 56 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2874 (ref print)
FPE 9304 (dupe neg)
LC 46a (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.0046
Library of Congress Control Number
98500971
Online Format
image
video
Description
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: 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.
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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/>.