Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location Montauk Point
New York
Language English
Subjects (Garret Augustus)
(Russell Alexander)
19th Century
Alger, R. A.
Army
Astor, John Jacob
History
History, Military
Hobart, Garret A.
Inspection
McKinley, William
Military Camps
Montauk Point
Montauk Point (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Officers
Photojournalists
Spanish American War
United States
Wheeler, Joseph
Title
McKinley and party /
Other Title
President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
president mckinley's inspection of camp wikoff
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1898].
Subject Headings
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901
-  Hobart, Garret A.--1844-1899.--(Garret Augustus)
-  Wheeler, Joseph,--1836-1906
-  Alger, R. A.--1836-1907.--(Russell Alexander)
-  Astor, John Jacob,--1864-1912
-  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
-  Photojournalists--New York (State)--Montauk Point
Notes
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27386.
-  Original main title lacking. DLC
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Duration: 0:51 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: 54 feet. This picture has been very popular wherever it has been shown on the Biograph. To begin with, the film is unusually fine photographically, and the picture is taken from a point of view which shows the immense distances of Camp Wikoff with its multitude of tents in the background. The President, with Vice-President Hobart and Secretary of War Russell A. Alger, appear in an open carriage escorted by a large number of officers, notable among whom are Gen. Wheeler, Gen. Gates, and Col. John Jacob Astor. This picture is brought to a rather humorous ending by the efforts of a newspaper photographer to get Col. Astor to pose for a picture. He is unsuccessful, and as the gallant colonel gallops away, the photographer's chagrin is apparent.
-  Biograph catalog no. 783; code name (for telegraphic orders) Ennensis.
-  MAVIS 48457; McKinley and party. 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.
-  ref print; Received: 7/18/97 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 6/16/97 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1/22/03; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEC 2883 (ref print)
FPE 9291 (dupe neg)
LC 281a (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0281 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0281
Library of Congress Catalog Number
98500677
http://lccn.loc.gov/98500677


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