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Colored Troops Disembarking (1898) | Silent Footage

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Published on 26 May 2020 / In Film & Animation

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; the soldiers take extreme caution while clambering down. The commanding officer struts on the wharf, urging them to hurry. Two boat stewards in glistening white duck coats, are interested watchers--looking for "tips" perhaps. The picture is full of fine light and shadow effects. From The Library of Congress. Shared for historical purposes.

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