Film, Video Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba Pack mules on the trail, Cuba / Pack mules on trail, 1898 / Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago

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Title
Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba
Other Title
Pack mules on the trail, Cuba
Pack mules on trail, 1898
Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago
Summary
"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog.
About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably near Santiago, Cuba. Some of the men may be civilian mule skinners hired by the Army to handle the pack mules"--Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection catalog, p. 50.
Contributor Names
Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Mules--Cuba
-  Pack animals (Transportation)--Cuba
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Transportation--Cuba
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  46693 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46693.
-  Original main title lacking; titles added to 16 mm. Paper Print Collection copies during restoration.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:48 at 20 fps.
-  Copies in the Theodore Roosevelt Collection include additional sequence at beginning of film.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0323) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed ca. June or July 1898, probably near Daiquirí or Santiago, Cuba.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912, p. 44; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 454; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 235; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 33 [MI]; The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection...catalog, p. 50; Photographic history of the Spanish-American War, 1898, p. 224-225, 238; Werstein, I., 1898: the Spanish-American War. 1966, p. 41.
-  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.
-  On original cataloging record: received, 1967. Transfered to LC from National Park Service; acquired by NPS from Roosevelt Memorial Association; RMA purchased from Kleine. Transfered to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/68 and LC lab: 6/76.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (59 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (24 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.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FAB 1215 (viewing print)
FLA 3337 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEA 7324 (viewing print)
FRA 6177 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 0648 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FRB 1175 (master pos pic)
Box 0833D (paper pos)
Box 5574E (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.0323
Library of Congress Control Number
98501077
Online Format
image
video
Description
"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably near Santiago, Cuba. Some of the men may be civilian mule skinners hired by the Army to handle the pack mules"--Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection catalog, p. 50.
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U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquirí, Cuba; Troops Making Military Road in Front of Santiago; Pack Mules with Ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba; and 25th Infantry are reproduced here courtesy of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98501077/.

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Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98501077/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98501077/>.