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Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees

SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00 NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63830. Original main title lacking. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, committee members seen in this film include General Nelson Appleton Miles, Admiral William T. Sampson, and President McKinley's clerk Octavius [sic] L. Pruden. (Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 536-537) One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade, and Dewey Day, September 30th, the day of the Land Parade. Ours was the only photographic apparatus on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia on this memorable occasion. The Admiral posed especially for our camera. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Uncalled. Filmed Sept. 28, 1899, on board the U.S. Olympia in New York Harbor, New York. 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 catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 7 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 32 [MI]. SUBJECTS Dewey, George,--1837-1917. Olympia (Cruiser) Miles, Nelson Appleton,--1839-1925. Sampson, William Thomas,--1840-1902. Pruden, Octavius Longworth,--1842-1902. Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes--New York (State)--New York--Planning. Admirals--United States. United States.--Navy--Officers. Warships--New York (State)--New York. Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, American. Sailors--United States. Parades--New York (State)--New York. Harbors--New York (State) New York (N.Y.)--History, Naval--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Dewey, George, 1837-1917. Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902. Pruden, Octavius Longworth, 1842-1902. White, James H. (James Henry), production. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Brook Foundation Collection (Library of Congress) Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEA 4660 (ref print) FPA 0491 (dupe neg) LC 1449 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1449
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