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The Resource Army pack train bringing supplies, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

Army pack train bringing supplies, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)

Label
Army pack train bringing supplies
Title
Army pack train bringing supplies
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the city. The Army played a major role in relief and refugee operations. In the first weeks after the fire, food, water, tents, blankets, medical supplies, and hay for horses, were the principal needs. To pay for these supplies, Congress appropriated nearly $2.5 million in emergency aid for San Francisco. An estimated 300,000 people were camped out in late April, but the number had dropped to 25,000 by July, and emergency relief switched to long-term care in the substantial camps of "earthquake cottages."
  • The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0276] The first segment shows a series of loaded mule trains, guided by mules and horses. Many soldiers ride two-to-a-horse (or mule), possibly to facilitate quick unloading of supplies. Note the "Rough Rider"-style hats worn by many of the men. The dusty location is unclear; if the tower in the right distance is St. Boniface Church, the view could be west on Golden Gate Avenue from Van Ness Avenue. Note the young soldier approaching the camera [1093]. [1843] The second scene shows what are probably the same mule trains passing through an unburnt neighborhood. The row of Victorian homes, the distant slope, and the church on the hill suggest a possible view east on Geary Street from near Webster Street. If the location is correct, the supplies could be headed for the Hamilton Park refugee camp or for the Presidio supply center. Pack trains such as this were the quickest and most efficient method of transporting large amounts of supplies through the hilly and rubble-filled streets west of the docks
Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
motion picture
LC call number
  • FLA 1369 (ref print)
  • FRA 3533 (arch pos)
  • FRA 3534 (dupe neg)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Runtime
2
Series statement
American history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Disaster relief
  • Earthquakes
  • Fires
  • Mules
  • Pack animals (Transportation)
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
Army pack train bringing supplies, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;751301
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: no reg
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1002976848/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic resource (2 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a199787
  • (OCoLC)677927764
Video recording format
other
Label
Army pack train bringing supplies, Thomas A. Edison, Inc, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;751301
Publication
Note
  • Copyright: no reg
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1002976848/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic resource (2 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a199787
  • (OCoLC)677927764
Video recording format
other

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