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Skirmish of Rough Riders

SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight, leaving behind them a great cloud of dust and smoke. A detachment of infantry covers the advance, and volley repeatedly as they press forward. 75 feet. $11.25. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516. Original main title lacking. Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:50 at 24 fps. 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. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Unbudded. MAVIS 47154; Skirmish of Rough Riders. Reenacted May 1899 in the Orange Mountains near West Orange, New Jersey. 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. 10-11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI]. Received: 12/16/96 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection. Received: 5/17/96 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection. Received: 12/12/96 from LC film lab; masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection. Received: 6/10/1899; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS United States.--Army.--Volunteer Cavalry, 1st. United States.--Army.--Infantry Spanish-American War, 1898--Cavalry operations. Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba. Soldiers. Horses. Skirmishing. War films. Historical reenactments (Motion pictures) Short films. Silent films. Nonfiction films. RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. New Jersey. National Guard. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) MEDIUM 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. 1 roll (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. CALL NUMBER FEC 2798 (ref print) FPE 9649 (dupe neg) FPE 9128 (masterpos) LC 959a (paper pos) REPOSITORY Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID sawmp 0959
Length: 01:16


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