SUMMARY 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. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27386. Original main title lacking. Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. 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]. SUBJECTS 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. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED 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) CALL NUMBER FEC 2883 (ref print) FPE 9291 (dupe neg) LC 281a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0281 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0281
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