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Movie: Military Camp at Tampa, Taken From Train

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about everywhere, at all sorts of duties. In the background looms up a big cigar factory; giving the prosaic touch to the picture needful to bring out in sharp contrast the patriotism with which the scene inspires us. The camera was on a rapidly moving train, so the panoramic view is a wide one, and remarkably brilliant.

Filmed ca. May 1-13, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.

Movie credit: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

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