Film, Video Transport "Whitney" leaving dock

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Title
Transport "Whitney" leaving dock
Summary
"This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper deck, the moving men on board and the boiling, bubbling water all combine to make the spectacle one of much interest. The light is good and the film is an excellent one. 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)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Whitney (Ship)
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Transportation
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815-1957)
-  Soldiers--Transportation--Florida--Tampa
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  31447 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31447.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps.
-  Filmed May 7, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0326) 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. 430; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 334; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 6 [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.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 26 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 3340 (viewing print)
FRA 0650 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1213 (master pos pic)
Box 0593E (paper pos)
Box 5584F (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.0326
Library of Congress Control Number
98500975
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper deck, the moving men on board and the boiling, bubbling water all combine to make the spectacle one of much interest. The light is good and the film is an excellent one. 50 feet"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/98500975
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Transport "Whitney" leaving dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500975/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Transport "Whitney" leaving dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500975/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. Transport "Whitney" leaving dock. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500975/>.

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