Panorama of wreckage of water front /
- Upscale 2x1000x260
"This picture shows the remains of one of the docks, several freight cars being piled one upon the other, while the most interesting part of the picture shows two schooners literally smashed one into the other, forming a most picturesque mass of wreckage. 40 feet"--Edison films catalog.
"Galveston cyclone series. At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city, our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures. In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889"--Edison films catalog.
D18560 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18560.
Camera, Albert E. Smith.
Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps.
Filmed between September 11-19, 1900, in Galveston, Texas.
Paper print shelf number (LC 1774) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
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Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 637; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 240; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 14-15 [MI].
Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.