1898 in film

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The following is an overview of the events of 1898 in film, including a list of films released and notable births. The Spanish–American War was a popular subject. Several films made by Col. William N. Selig dealt with the subject of war preparations at Camp Tanner in Springfield, Illinois, including Soldiers at Play, Wash Day in Camp and First Regiment Marching.[1]

List of years in film (table)


  • May 19 – Vitagraph is founded in New York.
  • Birt Acres invents the first amateur format, Birtac, by splitting 35 mm film into two halves of 17.5 mm.
  • August 27 – Alfred John West gives Royal Command Performance to Queen Victoria of film from the cruise of HMS Crescent at Osborne House.

Films released in 1898



External links


  1. ^ Erish, Andrew A. (2012). Col. William N. Selig: The Man Who Invented Hollywood. University of Texas Press. p. 2. ISBN 0292728700. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Josef Šváb Malostranský". Československá filmová databáze (in Czech). POMO Media Group, s. r. o. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  3. ^ "Salvador Toscano Barragan – Mexico's first filmmaker". Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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