Film, Video McKinley and party /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander)
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Astor, John Jacob
Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus)
McKinley, William
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Wheeler, Joseph
Dates 1898
Location Montauk Point
New York
Language English
Subjects (Garret Augustus)
(Russell Alexander)
19th Century
Alger, R. A.
Astor, John Jacob
History, Military
Hobart, Garret A.
McKinley, William
Military Camps
Montauk Point
Montauk Point (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Spanish American War
United States
Wheeler, Joseph
McKinley and party /
Other Title
President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
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.
Contributor Names
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus), 1844-1899.
Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907.
Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906.
Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1898].
Subject Headings
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901
-  Hobart, Garret A.--(Garret Augustus),--1844-1899
-  Wheeler, Joseph,--1836-1906
-  Alger, R. A.--(Russell Alexander),--1836-1907
-  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
-  H27386 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27386.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  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.
-  Biograph catalog no. 783; code name (for telegraphic orders) Ennensis.
-  MAVIS 48457; McKinley and party.
-  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.
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)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0281
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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