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Published on Oct 4, 2010
SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature.
NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323.
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): Umoristi.
MAVIS 48460; Wreck of the battleship "Maine."
Filmed ca. March 17-April 1, 1898, in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
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. 7 [MI].
SUBJECTS Maine (Battleship) Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes. Shipwrecks--Cuba. Harbors--Cuba. Work boats--Cuba. Havana (Cuba)--History, Naval--19th century. United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short.
RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)