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Film, Video Battle of Chemulpo Bay

Digital viewing copy

About this Item


  • Battle of Chemulpo Bay


  • A historical re-enactment of a naval battle in Chemulpo Bay off the coast of Korea during the Russo-Japanese war. Shows a Japanese ship damaging one Russian vessel and sinking another.


  • Porter, Edwin S., camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1904.


  • -  Chemulpo, Battle of, Inch'ŏn, Korea, 1904
  • -  Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Naval operations
  • -  Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Campaigns--Korea--Inchʻŏn
  • -  Naval battles


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


  • -  H44434 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 12Apr1904; H44434.
  • -  Titles lacking from viewing print (copy 1), dupe neg pic (copy 1) and non-viewing print.
  • -  Titles added to viewing print (copy 2) and dupe neg pic (copy 2) during restoration.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1954) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 25; George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 8-9.
  • -  Photographer, Edwin S. Porter.
  • -  Photographed April 18, 1904 in the Edison studios, New York, N.Y.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  George Kleine Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (59 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (59 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (59 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (84 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 reel of 1 (84 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (84 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1377 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3633 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 3634 (non-viewing print)
  • FLA 4968 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 1953 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FRA 3634 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0118A (paper pos)
  • Box 5702B (paper pos, copy 2)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp73003400

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Porter, Edwin S., Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Kleine, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Battle of Chemulpo Bay. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1904. Video.

APA citation style:

Porter, E. S., Thomas A. Edison, I., Kleine, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1904) Battle of Chemulpo Bay. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Porter, Edwin S., Camera, et al. Battle of Chemulpo Bay. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.