Film, Video Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee

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Title
Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee
Summary
"Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest conversation. They are quickly joined by the Secretary and the attaché. Here they halt and apparently debate some important question. Additional action is lent to the scene by ladies and gentlemen descending the steps. The background is formed by the handsome building of the Navy Department. The figures are full life size, and are excellent portraits of the famous Captain and the Secretary. This picture excites the keenest interest whenever it is shown. 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
-  Long, John Davis,--1838-1915
-  Sigsbee, Charles D.--(Charles Dwight),--1845-1923
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
-  United States.--Navy Department
-  Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25335 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:35 at 20 fps.
-  Filmed in Washington, D.C., probably on April 13, 1898.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0340) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  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. 419-420; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 291; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 4-5 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 959-960.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  paper pos (copy1) ; Received: 1898-04-21; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 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 3354 (viewing print)
FRA 0660 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 3074 (master pos pic)
Box 0590 (paper pos)
Box 5412F (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
Library of Congress Control Number
98500972
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest conversation. They are quickly joined by the Secretary and the attaché. Here they halt and apparently debate some important question. Additional action is lent to the scene by ladies and gentlemen descending the steps. The background is formed by the handsome building of the Navy Department. The figures are full life size, and are excellent portraits of the famous Captain and the Secretary. This picture excites the keenest interest whenever it is shown. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/98500972
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500972/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500972/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500972/>.

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