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Burial of the "Maine" victims

SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Key West, Fla., March 27, 1898. First comes a detachment of sailors and marines in the left foreground, while at the right is seen a crowd of small colored boys, which precedes any public procession in the South. Then follow the nine hearses, each coffin draped with THE FLAG. At the side of each wagon walk the pall bearers, surviving comrades, their heads bowed in attitudes of grief. Next come naval officers and marines, and lastly a procession of carriages, followed by a large crowd on foot. The scene is reproduced as it actually occurred. The figures are life size and well in the foreground. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25325. Original main title lacking. Camera, William Paley. 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): Ummunzen. MAVIS 48467; Burial of the "Maine" victims. Filmed March 27, 1898, in Key West, Florida. 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 "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 4 [MI]. SUBJECTS Military funerals--Florida--Key West. Processions--Florida--Key West. Burial--Florida--Key West. Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes--Florida--Key West. Maine (Battleship)--Explosion, 1898. Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes. Spanish-American War, 1898--Casualties. Sailors--Death. United States.--Navy--Officers. Hearses--Florida--Key West. Key West (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century. 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 FEC 2885 (ref print) FPE 9305 (dupe neg) LC 1511a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1511
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