Film, Video 25th Infantry /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Ackerman, Raymond
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1900
Location Philippines
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
African American Soldiers
African American Troops
Burt, Andrew
Grant, Frederick Dent
Infantry Regiment, 25th
Nonfiction Films
Participation, African American
Philippine American War
Short Films
Silent Films
United States
25th Infantry /
Other Title
Twenty-fifth Infantry
Twenty-fifth Inf. returning from Mt. Ariat
25th Infantry returning from Mt. Arayat
Back from battle
Back from the battle
25th Infantry returning from Mt. Ariat, 1898
From the Biograph picture catalogue: Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored.
Contributor Names
Ackerman, Raymond, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1900].
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 25th
-  Grant, Frederick Dent,--1850-1912
-  Burt, Andrew,--1839-1915
-  Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902--Participation, African American
-  United States.--Army--African American troops
-  African American soldiers--Philippines
-  United States.--Army--Officers
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H17963 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21May1902; H17963.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Titles added to Paper Print Collection films during restoration.
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Camera, Raymond Ackerman.
-  Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0799) was changed when the paper prints were rehoused.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Concact reference librarian.
-  Filmed January, 1900, in the Philippine Islands, following the 25th Infantry's participation at the battle of Mt. Arayat.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film catalog entry states that the location of this film is probably Cuba, and gives possible production dates of June-Aug., 1898. Mt. Arayat is in the Philippines, and according to Niver's Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 48, this film was taken in the Philippines in March, 1900. However, according to sources, the 25th Infantry was engaged in a battle near Mt. Arayat on January 5, 1900. This film was probably taken shortly after the battle.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 340; The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection...catalog, p. 3; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 180; American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. prod. records (Biograph production log), p. 48; Niver's Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, p. 66 and 425; Nankivell, John H. History of the Twenty-fifth Regiment, United States Infantry, 1869-1926, p. 90, 100-103.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 3813 (viewing print)
FEA 7323 (viewing print)
FEB 9497 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 2856 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0842A (paper pos)
Box 5193A (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
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Dublin Core Record
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