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Film, Video Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle

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About this Item

Title

  • Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle

Summary

  • "Down goes the Spanish flag, and up floats the Stars and Stripes. Down falls the symbol of tyranny and oppression that has ruled in the new world for four hundred years, and up goes the Banner of Freedom. In the distance are the turrets and battlements of Morro, the last foothold of Spain in America"--The Phonoscope, January 1899.

Names

  • Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, camera, production
  • Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1875-1958, camera, production
  • American Vitagraph Company
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.

Headings

  • -  Flag raising and lowering--Cuba--Havana
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898
  • -  Flags--United States
  • -  Military occupation
  • -  Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba)

Genre

  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Short films
  • Silent films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  10651 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Feb1899; 10651.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:38 at 16 fps.
  • -  Summary taken from Musser's Edison motion pictures 1890-1900.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1032) 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. 481-482; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 267; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 883.
  • -  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
  • -  Filmed at Vitagraph's rooftop studio in New York City, in front of a painted backdrop of Morro Castle, probably on January 2, 1899.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  paper pos (copy 1); Received: 1899-02-04; 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.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 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 4046 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1233 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0637 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0092 (paper pos)
  • Box 5137E (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98501089

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

American Vitagraph Company, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle. produceds by Blackton, James Stuart, Camerauction, and Smith, Albert E. , Camerauction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1899. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98501089/.

APA citation style:

American Vitagraph Company, Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1899) Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle. Blackton, J. S. & Smith, A. E., prods United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98501089/.

MLA citation style:

American Vitagraph Company, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle. prod by Blackton, James Stuart, Camerauction, and Smith, Albert E. , Camerauction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1899. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98501089/>.