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Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba

SUMMARY From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Dotting the horizon on the right of the picture is the great fleet of transports, while scattered all along the beach and piled high to the left are hundreds upon hundreds of ammunition cases. Soldier boys in the foreground are packing the boxes on the patient army mules. An officer stands by bossing the job. Two boxes are tied on each mule. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 452) NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46692. Original main title lacking. Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. 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. Filmed ca. June 22-26, 1898, in Daiquir?, Cuba. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. SUBJECTS Mules--Cuba. Pack animals (Transportation)--Cuba. Ammunition--Transportation--Cuba. Soldiers--Cuba. United States.--Army--Transportation--Equipment and supplies. United States.--Army--Officers. Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba. Landing operations. Transportation, Military--Cuba. Transports--Cuba. Animals--War use. 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 4371 (ref print) FRA 1510 (dupe neg) LC 1357 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1357 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1357
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