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  • America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

    America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 189...

    Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915 are featured in this presentation of 150 motion pictures. Highlights include films of the United States Postal Service from ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1894
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7633. Duration: 1:26 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The film, photographed from a single camera position, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jun1901; H4968. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 3:51 (part 2), and 3:35 (part 3) at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The entire film was photographed from an excursion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Appearing: Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing. Originally released for kinetoscope exhibition. Duration: 0:37 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: An actual six-round contest between Mike Leonard, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Esquimaux village /

    Esquimaux village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7327. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first of three camera positions shows a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins with a slow pan over the tower ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • "Columbia" winning the cup /

    "Columbia" winning the cup /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1899; 69350. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • America at Work School and Leisure 1894 to 1915 -                        America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

    America at Work School and Leisure 1894 to 1915 - ...

    Herding Horses Across a River The period from 1894 to 1915 was a period of change, unrest, and economic uncertainty for the workers of the United States. Industrialism was growing largely unchecked ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1894
  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634. Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The title indicates that this film was taken ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28May1901; H4637. Duration: 1:48 at 15 fps. Photographed May 20, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. A group of dignitaries from various countries was photographed from a single camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Oct1901; H10111. Duration: 1:18 at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A rube couple at a county fair /

    A rube couple at a county fair /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1904; H52013. Duration: 3:57 (part 1) and 4:39 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The Paper Print Film Collection at the Library of Congress -                        America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

    The Paper Print Film Collection at the Library of Congress - ...

    Most of the films featured in the American Memory presentations are from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. Because the copyright law ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1894
  • Panorama of esplanade by night /

    Panorama of esplanade by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633. Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first objects visible in this film, which ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Nov1901; H10816. Duration: 1:03 (part 1) and 3:56 (part 2) at 15 fps. Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Japanese village /

    Japanese village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330. Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901