Film, Video Love and war

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Title
Love and war
Summary
"An illustrated song telling the story of a hero who leaves for the war as a private, is promoted to the rank of captain for bravery in service, meets the girl of his choice, who is a Red Cross nurse on the field, and finally returns home triumphantly as an officer to the father and mother to whom he bade good bye as a private. The film presents this beautiful song picture in six scenes, each of which has a separate song, making the entire series a complete and effective novelty. PARTING. -- "Our hero boy to the war has gone." Words and music. CAMPING. -- "What! A letter from home." Words and music. FIGHTING. -- The battle prayer. "Father, on Thee I Call." Words and music. CONVALESCING. -- "Weeping, Sad and Lonely." Words and music. SORROWING. -- The mother's lament, "Come back, my dear boy, to me." Words and music. RETURNING. -- When our hero boy comes back again. Hurrah! Hurrah! "Star Spangled Banner." Words and music. The above scene can be illustrated either by a soloist, quartette or with an orchestra, and with or without stereopticon slides. This series of animated pictures, when properly illustrated or announced by stereopticon reading matter, should make a great success. Length 200 feet, complete with words of song and music"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Soldiers--United States--Drama
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Drama
Genre
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  77713 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: James H. White; 28Nov1899; 77713.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 3:02 at 16 fps.
-  According to the Edison films catalog, this film was originally composed of six scenes, however, LC copies include only four scenes, which appear to be PARTING, FIGHTING, SORROWING, and RETURNING.
-  One of the Edison "Picture songs", meant to be shown with synchronized live music, composed especially for the film.
-  According to the summary in Early motion pictures, the battle scenes are set during the Spanish-American War.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1694) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Probably filmed in June-September 1899, in Orange, New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 526-527; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, p. 149-150; Early motion pictures, p. 189; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 3 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 13.
-  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.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (71 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (184 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (71 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (184 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 180 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 180 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4708 (viewing print)
FEC 2310 (viewing print)
FRA 1725 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7957 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0084D (paper pos)
Box 5169C (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.1694
Library of Congress Control Number
98501279
Online Format
image
video
Description
"An illustrated song telling the story of a hero who leaves for the war as a private, is promoted to the rank of captain for bravery in service, meets the girl of his choice, who is a Red Cross nurse on the field, and finally returns home triumphantly as an officer to the father and mother to whom he bade good bye as a private. The film presents this beautiful song picture in six scenes, each of which has a separate song, making the entire series a complete and effective novelty. PARTING. -- "Our hero boy to the war has gone." Words and music. CAMPING. -- "What! A letter from home." Words and music. FIGHTING. -- The battle prayer. "Father, on Thee I Call." Words and music. CONVALESCING. -- "Weeping, Sad and Lonely." Words and music. SORROWING. -- The mother's lament, "Come back, my dear boy, to me." Words and music. RETURNING. -- When our hero boy comes back again. Hurrah! Hurrah! "Star Spangled Banner." Words and music. The above scene can be illustrated either by a soloist, quartette or with an orchestra, and with or without stereopticon slides. This series of animated pictures, when properly illustrated or announced by stereopticon reading matter, should make a great success. Length 200 feet, complete with words of song and music"--Edison films catalog.
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