Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Montauk Point
New York
Language English
Subjects (Russell Alexander)
19th Century
Alger, R. A.
History, Military
Military Camps
Montauk Point
Montauk Point (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Spanish American War
United States
Wheeler, Joseph
General Wheeler and Secretary Alger /
Other Title
Gen. Wheeler and Secretary of War Russell A. Alger at Camp Wikoff
gen. wheeler and secretary of war russell a. alger at camp wikoff
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1898]
Subject Headings
-  Wheeler, Joseph,--1836-1906
-  Alger, R. A.--1836-1907.--(Russell Alexander)
-  Military camps--New York (State)--Montauk Point
-  United States.--Army--Inspection
-  United States.--Army--Officers
-  United States.--Army--History--Spanish-American War, 1898
-  Montauk Point (N.Y.)--History, Military--19th century
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Feb1903; H28551.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC
-  From the Biograph picture catalogue: 25 feet. This picture was taken in front of Gen. Wheeler's headquarters at Camp Wikoff during Gen. Alger's tour of inspection of the camp. The two distinguished military men are seen overlooking the immense camp ground, and then turning and walking toward the camera. The negative is very fine photographically, and the portraiture unexcelled.
-  Biograph catalog no. 775; code name (for telegraphic orders) Enneatic.
-  MAVIS 48449; General Wheeler and Secretary Alger. DLC
-  Filmed ca. Sept. 1898 in Camp Wikoff at Montauk Point, Long Island.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 107 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 7/18/97 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/24/97 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 2/24/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2887 (ref print)
FPE 9292 (dupe neg)
LC 120a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0120
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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