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Wreck of the "Vizcaya"

SUMMARY From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the "Pride of Spain," is shown a ruined hulk on the beach, the terrible effect of the guns of Uncle Sam's warships being apparent everywhere. Contrasted with our earlier picture of the "Viscaya" in New York Harbor ["Vizcaya" under full headway], the "Viscaya" here presents a woeful appearance. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30726. Original main title lacking. 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. 707; code name (for telegraphic orders) Volusius. MAVIS 48455; Wreck of the "Vizcaya" (Spanish-American War). Filmed July 3 or 4, 1898, off the coast of Santiago de Cuba. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 202 [MI]. SUBJECTS Vizcaya (Armored cruiser) Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898. Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations. Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba. Shipwrecks--Cuba. Cruisers (Warships)--Cuba. Naval battles--Cuba--Santiago de Cuba Bay. Spain.--Armada. Santiago de Cuba Bay (Cuba) Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 2873 (ref print) FPE 9300 (dupe neg) LC 136b (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0136 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0136
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