Film, Video Wreck of the battleship "Maine" Wreck of the "Maine" in Havana Harbor

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Title
Wreck of the battleship "Maine"
Other Title
Wreck of the "Maine" in Havana Harbor
Summary
"Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
Contributor Names
Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Maine (Battleship)--Explosion, 1898
-  Shipwrecks--Cuba--Havana
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  25323 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, William Paley.
-  Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps.
-  "Spanish-American War"--Early motion pictures.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0229) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Filmed ca. March 17-April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p.413; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 371; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 7 [MI].
-  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 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3243 (viewing print)
FEC 2872 (viewing print)
FRA 0566 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 9299 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0670 (master pos pic)
Box 0369F (paper pos)
Box 5557F (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.0229
Library of Congress Control Number
98500970
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature"--Edison films "war extra" catalog.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/98500970
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Paley, William Daly, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/98500970/.

APA citation style:

Paley, W. D., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1898) Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98500970/.

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Paley, William Daly, Camera, et al. Wreck of the battleship "Maine". United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98500970/>.