SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Hurrah--here they come! Hot, dusty, grim and determined! Real soldiers, every inch of them! No gold lace and chalked belts and shoulder straps, but fully equipped in full marching order: blankets, guns, knapsacks and canteens. Train is in the background. Crowds of curious bystanders; comical looking [Afro-American] "dude" with a sun- umbrella strolls languidly in the foreground, and you almost hear that "yaller dog" bark. Small boys in abundance. The column marches in fours and passes through the front of the picture. More small boys--all colors. The picture is excellent in outline and full of vigorous life. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31440. Filmed May 1, 1898, in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 423; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 3-4 [MI]. SUBJECTS Spanish-American War, 1898--Transportation. United States.--Army.--Infantry Soldiers--Florida--Tampa. Infantry. Military railroads--Florida. Transportation, Military--Florida--Tampa. Boys--Florida--Tampa. African Americans--Florida--Tampa. Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)--History, Military--19th century. Actuality War (Nonfiction) RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, production, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 3008 (ref print) LC 1885 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1885 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1885
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