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An historic feat

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Published on Oct 4, 2010

SUMMARY
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.

NOTES
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.

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.

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.

SUBJECTS
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.
Actuality--Short.
War (Nonfiction)--Short.

RELATED NAMES
Ackerman, Raymond, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

CALL NUMBER
FLA 3865 (ref print)
FRA 1077 (dupe neg)
LC 851 (paper pos)

DIGITAL ID
sawmp 0851 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0851

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