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Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky"

Launch, U.S. battleship "Kentucky"



View from the James River of the launching of the battleship Kentucky at Newport News, Va. Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the Kentucky is launched shortly after the U.S. battleship Kearsarge on March 24, 1898. Long shot of ship on launching skids, sliding into river, and moving past stationary camera.
H32833 U.S. Copyright Office
American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18June1903; H32833.
Paper print shelf number (LC 0536) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number: RMA 306-01-09.
Biograph production no. 483.
Titles added to copy 2 print and neg (Paper Print Collection) during restoration.
Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 180; Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 38; American Film Institute catalog online, viewed January 27, 2014; Biograph picture catalogue, 1902, p. 200; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 (no. 483), viewed online January 27, 2014; Biograph production log; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed January 27, 2014; Jane's fighting ships. 1903, p.197.
Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
On original cataloging record: Rcvd: 1967. Transf. to LC from NPS; NPS acq. from RMA; gift to RMA from Biograph. Transf. to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/68 and LC lab: 5/76.





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