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Troops at evacuation of Havana

SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: The troops are turning into the Prado from a side street, where stands a triumphal arch erected by the Cubans; but which Gen. Brooke, the Military Governor of Cuba, would not permit to be finished, as he allowed no demonstrations of any kind. The soldiers are the First Texas troops. The streets are crowded with people. Many typical Cubans are seen lounging in the foreground, with here and there a Spaniard, if one may judge by sour looks and solemn demeanor. The buildings are all low stone structures, with heavy barred windows, from which are displayed small Cuban flags. An excellent picture of life in Havana, New Year Day, 1899. 150 feet. 22.50. Filmed January 1, 1899, in Havana, Cuba. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7258. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 478; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 9 [MI]. SUBJECTS Spanish-American War, 1898. Processions--Cuba--Havana. Havana (Cuba)--History, Military--19th century. Streets--Cuba--Havana. Soldiers--Cuba--Havana. United States.--Army--History--Spanish-American War, 1898. Military occupation. Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes--Cuba--Havana. Flags--Cuba. Triumphal arches--Cuba--Havana. Cubans. Cuba--History--1899-1906. Actuality War (Nonfiction) RELATED NAMES Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 2877 (ref print) LC 2227 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 2227
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