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Film, Video U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba United States troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba / Title in Edison films catalog, no. 105: U.S. troops landing at Baiquiri, Cuba

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Title

  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba

Other Title

  • United States troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba
  • Title in Edison films catalog, no. 105: U.S. troops landing at Baiquiri, Cuba

Summary

  • "These are the first U.S. troops to land on Cuban soil, June 22, 1898. The picture shows a long perspective view of the pier at Baiquiri [sic], the point chosen so strategically for the landing of General Shafter's army. At the end of the wharf are the coal dumps and ore elevators used by the mining company operating the famous iron mines at Juragua, five miles away. On the right of the picture is seen the stern of a huge transport as she rides at anchor, and in the distance, stretching far out to the horizon, are other vessels of the fleet"--Edison motion pictures 1890-1900 (from The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15).
  • "U.S. troops in lifeboats are landing at a wooden pier in Daiquiri, Cuba; the men are part of Gen. William R. Shafter's expeditionary force sent to fight in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in June, 1898. The men alight from boats as earlier arrivals walk along the dock toward the camera; the soldiers are equipped with blanket rolls, haversacks, and rifles. One of the transport ships is visible in the background next to a high metal pier. Daiquiri was recommended to General Shafter as a landing site by Gen. Calixto Garcia because of the two piers built by an American mining company and the availability of fresh water. The actual landing proved to be disordered, but was fortunately unopposed by Spanish troops"--Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection catalog, p. 162.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.

Headings

  • -  United States.--Army--Transportation
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
  • -  Soldiers--United States
  • -  Landing operations

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  46690 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46690.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:39 at 20 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0499) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 450; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 347; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 9 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 33 [MI]; Chidsey, D. The Spanish-American War, p.117-120; Freidel, F. The splendid little war, p. 59-97; Keller, A. The Spanish-American War, p. 112-127; Werstein, I. The Spanish-American War, p. 93.
  • -  Camera, William Paley.
  • -  Filmed June 22, 1898, at Daiquirí, Cuba.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEA 7621 to FYA 1665.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (49 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3513 (viewing print)
  • FYA 1665 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0791 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 0792 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • Box 0557E (paper pos)
  • Box 5560J (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98501058

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, and Paper Print Collection. U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98501058/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection & Paper Print Collection. (1898) U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98501058/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98501058/>.