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Film, Video Troops making military road in front of Santiago U.S. troops making artillery road in Santiago, 1898

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Title

  • Troops making military road in front of Santiago

Other Title

  • U.S. troops making artillery road in Santiago, 1898

Summary

  • "Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable"--The Phonoscope.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.

Headings

  • -  Military roads--Cuba--Santiago de Cuba
  • -  United States.--Army--Military construction operations
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898
  • -  United States.--Army.--Michigan Infantry Regiment, 34th (1898-1899)

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  52059 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Camera, William Paley.
  • -  Duration: 0:42 at 20 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0989) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Filmed in June or July 1898, near Santiago, Cuba.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912, p. 63; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 252; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 337; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI]; Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 150-151; Keller, Allan, The Spanish-American War, p. 129a, 137-140; Freidel, Frank B. The splendid little war, p.115-117; The Phonoscope, October, 1898, p. 15.
  • -  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 7619 to FYA 1052.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (21 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 4003 (viewing print)
  • FAB 1216 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FYA 1052 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1204 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 6179 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • Box 0063F (paper pos)
  • Box 5134E (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

  • 98501080

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Rights & Access

Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

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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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Chicago citation style:

Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Troops making military road in front of Santiago. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98501080/.

APA citation style:

Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1898) Troops making military road in front of Santiago. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98501080/.

MLA citation style:

Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. Troops making military road in front of Santiago. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98501080/>.