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Film, Video Trained cavalry horses

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About this Item


  • Trained cavalry horses


  • "Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses. At a command they lie down promptly, and at another order scramble to their feet. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog no. 94.


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

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.


  • -  United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 6th
  • -  Cavalry horses--Florida--Tampa
  • -  Soldiers--Florida--Tampa
  • -  Cavalry drill and tactics
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898


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


  • -  38235 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38235.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0957) 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. 444; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 332-333; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 13 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 36 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1086.
  • -  Camera, William Paley.
  • -  Filmed late May to early June, 1898 in Tampa, Florida.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1898-06-22; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 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 3971 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1179 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 1717 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0113Q (paper pos)
  • Box 5204 (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98501032

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Trained Cavalry Horses. produceds by Paley, William Daly, Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Trained Cavalry Horses. Paley, W. D., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Trained Cavalry Horses. prod by Paley, William Daly, Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.