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Film, Video Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River Copyrighted as: Colonel Funstan (i.e., Funston) swimming the Baglag River / Colonel Funstan swimming the Baglag River / Colonel Funston swimming the Baglag River / Colonel Funstan swimming the Bagbag River

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Title

  • Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River

Other Title

  • Copyrighted as: Colonel Funstan (i.e., Funston) swimming the Baglag River
  • Colonel Funstan swimming the Baglag River
  • Colonel Funston swimming the Baglag River
  • Colonel Funstan swimming the Bagbag River

Summary

  • A fictionalized reenactment of an incident in the Spanish-American War when an American officer swam the Bagbag River despite the presence of enemy soldiers on the opposite shore. He jumps into the river under cover of fire by his men at the enemy, leading some on a raft, and eventually the American flag is unfurled in victory.

Names

  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Mfg. Co., 1899.

Headings

  • -  Funston, Frederick,--1865-1917
  • -  United States.--Army.--Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 20th
  • -  Calumpit, Battle of, Calumpit, Philippines, 1899
  • -  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Philippines
  • -  Bagbag River (Bulacan, Philippines)

Genre

  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  61838 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Sep1899; 61838.
  • -  Erroneous title on American Memory digital copy: Colonel Funstan swimming the Baglag River.
  • -  Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps.
  • -  Colonel Frederick Funston of the 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry and two comrades, Privates William B. Trembley and Edward White, were all awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 27 April 1899. According to sources, White and Trembley actually swam the river, while Funston found and ferried the raft, and was among the first to cross. According to Wikipedia, Funston "took a Filipino position at Calumpit by swimming the Bagbag River, then crossing the Pampanga River under heavy fire". Could not confirm in other secondary sources.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1539) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 61; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.02896; Congressional Medal of Honor Society WWW site, viewed July 14, 2014; California Military Museum WWW site, viewed July 14, 2014; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed July 14, 2014.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 9919 to FZA 2362.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4553 (viewing print)
  • FEC 4548 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1587 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2362 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0850E (paper pos)
  • Box 5097D (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 99407593

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River. United States: Edison Mfg. Co, 1899. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/99407593/.

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1899) Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River. United States: Edison Mfg. Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99407593/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River. United States: Edison Mfg. Co, 1899. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99407593/>.