• Articles and Essays --                        America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915
  • About this Collection --                        America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

    About this Collection -- America at Wo...

    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 1903, cattle breeding, fire fighters, ice manufacturing, logging, calisthenic and gymnastic exercises in schools, amusement parks, boxing, expositions, football, parades, swimming, and other sporting events. America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion ...

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

    Related Resources -- America at Work, ...

    Leisure Aron, Cindy S. Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Braden, Donna R. Leisure and Entertainment in America. Dearborn, Mich.: Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 1988. Butsch, Richard, ed. For Fun and Profit: The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990. Grover, Kathryn, ed. Hard at Play: Leisure in ...

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

    America at School -- America at Work, ...

    From 1894 to 1915, the goals of Progressive reformers influenced education in the United States, since education was seen as a way to teach children the proper values needed to be a productive American citizen. It was thought that society's ills could in part be alleviated by education for all classes that would fit children for their proper role in society. Public education was ...

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

    America at Work -- America at Work, Am...

    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 in the United States after the Civil War, creating new jobs and new problems simultaneously. Immigration was continuing in unprecedented numbers, especially from eastern and southern Europe, forever altering the makeup of the workforce. A depression had ...

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

    Rights and Access -- America at Work, ...

    The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or ...

  • 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 did not cover motion pictures until 1912, early film producers who desired protection for their work sent paper contact prints of their motion pictures to the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library ...

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

    America at Leisure -- America at Work,...

    The period from 1894 to 1915 was one in which workers in the United States began to have more leisure time than their predecessors. One reason for this was that industrial employers began to decrease working hours and institute a Saturday half-day holiday, which gave workers more free time for leisure activities. (Other types of workplaces would soon follow suit.) Vacations began to be ...