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Vizcaya under full headway

SUMMARY From the Biograph picture catalogue: 24 feet. A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's skyscrapers. In this picture the vessel makes a very beautiful appearance steaming out to sea under full headway. But what a contrast to a later Biograph picture when the vessel was a smoking hulk wrecked on the shore of Cuba, battered topieces by the guns of the Oregon. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30741. Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. Biograph catalog no. 444; code name (for telegraphic orders) Tortolette. Filmed Feb. 28, 1898, in New York City, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 199 [MI]; Musser, C. The emergence of cinema, 1990, p. 241. SUBJECTS Vizcaya (Armored cruiser) Cruisers (Warships)--New York (State)--New York. Warships--Visits to foreign ports. Spain.--Armada. Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, Spanish. New York (N.Y.)--History, Military--19th century. Harbors--New York (State) Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 3000 (ref print) FPE 9365 (dupe neg) LC 456a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0456
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