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U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade

SUMMARY One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade, and Dewey Day, September 30th, the day of the Land Parade. Ours was the only photographic apparatus on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia on this memorable occasion. The Admiral posed especially for our camera. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72835. Original main title lacking. 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. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Uncandid. MAVIS 48465; U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade. Filmed Sept. 29, 1899, during the Dewey naval parade on the Hudson River in New York City. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 7 [MI]. SUBJECTS Olympia (Cruiser) Dewey, George,--1837-1917. Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes--New York (State)--New York. Parades--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) Warships--New York (State)--New York. Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, American. United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898. Sailors--United States. Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) Rivers--New York (State) New York (N.Y.)--History, Naval--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Dewey, George, 1837-1917. White, James H. (James Henry), production. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 2892 (ref print) FPE 9306 (dupe neg) LC 1915a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1915
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