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Military camp at Tampa, taken from train

SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about everywhere, at all sorts of duties. In the background looms up a big cigar factory; giving the prosaic touch to the picture needful to bring out in sharp contrast the patriotism with which the scene inspires us. The camera was on a rapidly moving train, so the panoramic view is a wide one, and remarkably brilliant. 50 feet. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31446. Filmed ca. May 1-13, 1898, in Tampa, Florida. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 427; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 3 [MI]. SUBJECTS Spanish-American War, 1898. Military camps--Florida--Tampa. Military training camps--Florida--Tampa. Soldiers--Florida--Tampa. Tents--Florida--Tampa. United States.--Army--Barracks and quarters. Factories--Florida--Tampa. Railroads--Florida. 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 3006 (ref print) LC 331 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0331
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