9th Infantry Boys' Morning Wash


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9th Infantry Boys' Morning Wash
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31444.
Duration: 0:27 at 26 fps.
Camera: William Paley.
Filmed in Tampa, Florida.

From Edison Films War Extra catalog, May 20, 1898: "Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, sousing and spattering and scrubbing away for dear life. Soap and towels too. Every man jack of them looks as if he were enjoying the wash immensely, and also the novelty of having his picture taken. The big fellow in the center of the picture is laughing heartily. All the figures are clearly outlined, and the whole group is true to life." (p. 3)


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