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Wounded soldiers embarking in row boats

SUMMARY From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. This picture was taken after the battle of Las Guaymas, and shows a large number of wounded soldiers embarking in a rowboat from an extemporized dock, on their way to the hospital ship "Olivette." A high sea was rolling in at the time, which made embarkation exceedingly difficult, and the pitiful condition of the wounded soldiers under such conditions can readily be imagined. This picture is remarkably fine photographically, and has made a marked sensation wherever it has been shown. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30727. 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. 711; code name (for telegraphic orders) Voralb. Filmed in Siboney, Cuba. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 169 [MI]. SUBJECTS Spanish-American War, 1898--Casualties--Cuba. Battle casualties--Cuba. Transport of sick and wounded--Cuba. United States.--Army--Boats. United States.--Army--Medical care. Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba. Soldiers--Cuba. Transportation, Military--Cuba. Boats and boating--Cuba. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 3005 (ref print) FPE 9357 (dupe neg) LC 402a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0402
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