Film, Video McKinley and party President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff

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Title
McKinley and party
Other Title
President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
Summary
"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 picture catalogue.
Contributor Names
American Mutoscope Company.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope Company, [1898].
Subject Headings
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901
-  Presidents--United States
-  Camp Wikoff (N.Y.)
-  Military camps--New York (State)--Montauk Point
-  Spanish-American War, 1898
-  Hobart, Garret A.--(Garret Augustus),--1844-1899
-  Wheeler, Joseph,--1836-1906
-  Alger, R. A.--(Russell Alexander),--1836-1907
-  Astor, John Jacob,--1864-1912
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H27386 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27386.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Appearing: President William McKinley, Vice-President Garret Hobart, Secretary of War Russell A. Alger, Gen. Joseph Wheeler, Col. John Jacob Astor, Gen. Gates.
-  Probable release date from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
-  Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed on September 3,1898 in Camp Wikoff at Montauk Point, Long Island. According to the New York times, President McKinley spent five hours at Camp Wikoff on September 3, 1898, visiting sick soldiers and inspecting the camp.
-  Biograph production no. 783.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0281) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  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. 197; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 107 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 856-857; Biograph production logs; New York times, September 4, 1898, p. 1, viewed online via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9291 to FZA 2721.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (29 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (29 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3295 (viewing print)
FEC 2883 (viewing print)
FRA 0391 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2721 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0542 (master pos pic)
Box 0826D (paper pos)
Box 5469F (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0281
Library of Congress Control Number
98500677
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
11708594
Description
"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 picture catalogue.
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