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SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against the rocks at the foot of abutments. The lighthouse and sentry-box are so near that the guard is plainly seen pacing up and down. The photograph is excellent; and in view of a probable bombardment, when the old-fashioned masonry will melt away like butter under the fire of 13-inch guns, the view is of historic value.
NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324.
Filmed ca. March 17 to April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 414; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 5 [MI].
SUBJECTS Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba) Spanish-American War, 1898. Fortification--Cuba--Havana. Castles--Cuba--Havana. Harbors--Cuba--Havana. Havana (Cuba)--History, Military. Actuality War (Nonfiction)
RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, production, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
CALL NUMBER FEC 2998 (ref print) LC 1046 (paper pos)