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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)