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Transport "Whitney" leaving dock

SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper deck, the moving men on board and the boiling, bubbling water all combine to make the spectacle one of much interest. The light is good and the film is an excellent one. 50 feet. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31447. Original main title lacking. Camera, William Paley. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umoretto. Filmed May 7, 1898, in Tampa, Florida. 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 "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 6 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 13 [MI]. SUBJECTS Whitney (Ship) Transports--Florida--Tampa. United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815- ) Paddle steamers--Florida--Tampa. Spanish-American War, 1898--Transportation. Soldiers--Transportation--Florida--Tampa. Tampa (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FLA 3340 (ref print) FRA 0650 (dupe neg) LC 326 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0326
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