Film, Video Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky" Launch of U.S. Battleship "Kentucky" at Newport News, Va / Launching the Battleship "Kentucky" / Launching of the Battleship "Kentucky" / Launching U.S. battleship Kentucky, Newport News, Va

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Title

  • Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky"

Other Title

  • Launch of U.S. Battleship "Kentucky" at Newport News, Va
  • Launching the Battleship "Kentucky"
  • Launching of the Battleship "Kentucky"
  • Launching U.S. battleship Kentucky, Newport News, Va

Summary

  • View from the James River of the launching of the battleship Kentucky at Newport News, Va. Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the Kentucky is launched shortly after the U.S. battleship Kearsarge on March 24, 1898. Long shot of ship on launching skids, sliding into river, and moving past stationary camera.

Names

  • American Mutoscope Company
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope Co., 1898.

Headings

  • -  Kentucky (Ship)
  • -  Ships--Virginia--Newport News--Launching

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H32833 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18June1903; H32833.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0536) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number: RMA 306-01-09.
  • -  Biograph production no. 483.
  • -  Titles added to copy 2 print and neg (Paper Print Collection) during restoration.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 180; Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 38; American Film Institute catalog online, viewed January 27, 2014; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, 1902, p. 200; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 (no. 483), viewed online January 27, 2014; Biograph production log; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed January 27, 2014; Jane's fighting ships. 1903, p.197.
  • -  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: Rcvd: 1967. Transf. to LC from NPS; NPS acq. from RMA; gift to RMA from Biograph. Transf. to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/68 and LC lab: 5/76.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 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 3550 (viewing print)
  • FEA 7632 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0826 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 6180 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
  • FRA 6114 (non-viewing print)
  • FRB 0977 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0437B (paper pos)
  • Box 5606C (paper pos, copy 2)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000253

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky". United States: American Mutoscope Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000253/.

APA citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky". United States: American Mutoscope Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000253/.

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American Mutoscope Company, et al. Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky". United States: American Mutoscope Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp76000253/>.