SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attach? approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest conversation. They are quickly joined by the Secretary and the attach?. Here they halt and apparently debate some important question. Additional action is lent to the scene by ladies and gentlemen descending the steps. The background is formed by the handsome building of the Navy Department. The figures are full life size, and are excellent portraits of the famous Captain and the Secretary. This picture excites the keenest interest whenever it is shown. 50 feet. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335. 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): Umnachten. Filmed ca. April 13, 1898, in Washington, D.C. 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. 4-5 [MI]. SUBJECTS Long, John Davis,--1838-1915. Sigsbee, Charles D.--(Charles Dwight),--1845-1923. United States.--Navy Dept. United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898. Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes. Ship captains--Washington (D.C.) Washington (D.C.) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Long, John Davis, 1838-1915. Sigsbee, Charles D. (Charles Dwight), 1845-1923. Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FLA 3354 (ref print) FRA 0660 (dupe neg) LC 340 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0340 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0340
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