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N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer"

SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she cuts through the sea her prow throws the water in a white spray on either side. This is an excellent picture of a good subject. The bow waves are especially fine. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25330. 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. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, New York Journal correspondent Karl C. Decker appears on the bridge of the yacht (Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 412). Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umpflugen. Filmed ca. March 17-April 8, 1898, off Key West, Florida. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 7 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 13. SUBJECTS Yachts--Florida. Spanish-American War, 1898--Press coverage. Spanish-American War, 1898--Journalists. War correspondents--Florida. Newspapers--Transportation. Decker, Karl C. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Decker, Karl C. Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEB 9809 (ref print) FPE 5545 (dupe neg) FPE 5586 (arch neg) LC 1264 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1264
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