Film, Video An historic feat /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location Agno River
Language English
Subjects Agno River
Agno River (Philippines)
Bell, James Franklin
Fords (Stream Crossings)
Military Leadership
Pack Animals (Transportation)
Philippine American War
Transportation, Military
United States
War Use
An historic feat /
Other Title
Gen. Bell's pack train swimming Agno River
Bell's pack train swimming Agno River
gen. bell's pack train swimming agno river
bell's pack train swimming agno river
From the Biograph picture catalogue: 54 feet. Gen. Franklin Bell's famous mule pack train swimming the Agno River in Northern Luzon. This is one of the most notable incidents of the Philippine War. The picture has made a decided sensation wherever it has been shown.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1900]
Subject Headings
-  Mules--Philippines--Agno River
-  Animals--War use
-  Fords (Stream crossings)--Philippines--Agno River
-  Pack animals (Transportation)--Philippines
-  Transportation, Military--Philippines
-  Agno River (Philippines)
-  Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902
-  Bell, James Franklin,--1856-1919--Military leadership
-  United States.--Army--History
-  H16738 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16738.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Camera, Raymond Ackerman.
-  Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Biograph catalog no. 1455; code name (for telegraphic orders) Gaensewein.
-  MAVIS 1836895; An historic feat.
-  Filmed Feb. 5, 1900, on the Agno River in the Philippine Islands.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 181 [MI]; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908. 1971, p. 66.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: ca. 1962; viewing print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1962-12-27; dupe neg pic; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1902-04-18; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FLA 3865 (viewing print)
FRA 1077 (dupe neg pic)
LC 851 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0851
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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