Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser "Olympia" /
"Showing the gallant Admiral standing directly in front of the camera, life size, his head bare, graciously bidding his guests adieu. This was exhibited at Eden Musee and Koster and Bial's, New York, to 18,000 people the next day after the picture was taken"--Edison films catalog.
One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade, and Dewey Day, September 30th, the day of the Land Parade. Ours was the only photographic apparatus on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia on this memorable occasion. The Admiral posed especially for our camera.
63831 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63831.
Appearing: Admiral Dewey, General Nelson Appleton Miles, Admiral William T. Sampson, Octavius L. Pruden.
Original main title lacking.
Duration: 1:15 at 16 fps.
Paper print shelf number (LC 1346) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
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Filmed Sept. 28, 1899, on board the U.S. Olympia in New York Harbor.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 536-537; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 2; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 7 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 32 [MI].
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 2881 to FYA 1233.