• International contest for the heavyweight championship--Squires vs. Burns, Ocean View, Cal., July 4th, 1907 /

    Copyright: Miles Brothers; 18Jul07; H96711. Cameraman, Herbert J. Miles [?]. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 161. Duration: 2:40 at 18 fps. This is an actual film of the heavyweight championship prize fight. The fight was labeled the shortest and fiercest prize fight on record up to that time. Filmed July 4, 1907 in Ocean View, California. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Old mail coach at Ford, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34990. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 228. The film begins by showing a river approximately fifty yards wide. The opposite bank from the camera position is wooded. Shortly after the beginning of the film, four horses, drawing a standard passenger-and-mail coach, head for the camera position. The horse-drawn vehicle proceeds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48411. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Princeton and Yale football game /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 19Nov03; H38332. Cameraman, A.C. Abadie. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 263. Duration: 3:47 at 16 fps. The camera was moved to many positions throughout the stadium, which contained an estimated 50,000 spectators. The opening scene was a complete pan around the locale, showing the crowd assembled to watch the game. The remaining scenes were photographed from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Kindergarten ball game /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45156. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 174. A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Sleighing scene /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1898; 73462. Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps. Location: West Side Drive, Central Park, New York, N.Y. A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2467. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Rapidly one after the other coach after coach passes before the camera. First comes a big one, six horses, crowded top and inside with tourists. They wave hats and handkerchiefs as they pass. Then comes another; then follows four more, each drawn by a four-horse team, while ten or ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34982. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 94. The opening scene shows a yard in front of what seems to be a two-story house. A small boy is standing in front of the house near a post box fastened to one of the columns supporting the roof of the building. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 Duration: 0:08 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a "fake" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Auto boat race on the Hudson /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Jun04; H47332. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 2:34 at 16 fps. The single camera position was from the point of view of the judge of the course. The films shows a boat race between small, motor-driven speed boats, which were approximately twenty feet long with the inboard engine decked over. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Loading sugar cane /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Sep02; H21496. Title cross referenced with film titles: Cutting sugar cane ; Train of sugar cane. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration: 0:33 at 16 fps. The short length of this films leaves much to be desired to give proper description. However, it is possible to see a large receiving ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Babies rolling eggs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16124. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. Some small children in winter clothing face the camera in a semicircle. They throw what appear to be eggs down the incline toward the camera position. From left and right of the camera, a great number of young boys scramble for the eggs. Many close-ups and mass photographs of the activities are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48415. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:41 (part 1) and 2:55 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [Labor Day parade] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Main, interior and end titles lacking. DLC Title, date, and production information from inventory lists. Duration: 3:13 at 16 fps. Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pans to the street where the parade is to be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wagons loading mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34995. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 352. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. The photographer placed his camera to encompass as much of the loading ramp of a mail delivery building as possible. As the film begins, several horse-drawn postal transportation vehicles are backed up to the ramp. At the end ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Lathrop School, calisthenics /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45152. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 179. A group of preadolescent boys and girls is standing in a row facing the camera position. In back of them is a wall on which is written "Kansas City, Mo." As the film progresses, the students go through a series calisthenics, performing them ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Lurline Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60578. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: At San Francisco. The main feature is the toboggan slide which the bathers use, some sitting, others lying down, head first or feet first. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. August 1897, at the Lurline Baths in San Francisco, California. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panoramic view of Charleston exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16720. Duration: 3:02 at 16 fps. The camera was placed in almost the center of the compound area by the exhibit buildings, and the cameraman began to photograph and pan his camera simultaneously. The film consists of pictures of the walkways, pools of water, bridges over the pools, exhibit buildings, bandstands, statuary, and decorations of all nature that, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 07Nov05; H68324. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 371. Several teams of wrestlers in action were photographed from a single-camera position on the set of the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club. Filmed November 1, 1905 in Studio, N.Y.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Sep04; H50382. Photographer, A.C. Abadie. Photographer credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 9. Kleine materials have no titles, are dark and frequently out of frame. DLC Duration: 3:44 (part 1), 1:47 (part 2) at 18 fps. Copy two of ref print and dupe neg copied from paper pos. Intertitles added by Kemp Niver. DLC Shows the Baby Parade at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Cutting and canaling ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14436. Title crossed referenced with films: Circular panorama of housing the ice ; Loading the ice on cars, conveying it across the mountains and loading it into boats. The camera shows what appears to be a frozen-over lake on which men are driving teams of horses pulling a device similar to a plow. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 61. The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Indian day school /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb98; 13560. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. The film was photographed from a single-camera position and shows the doorway of a building with a sign in front indicating it is the Isleta Indian School. Children less than ten years of age come out of the door of the school and pass in front of the camera. MAVIS 60807; Indian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Taping coils, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45461. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:22 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work. Biograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Steam hammer, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45953. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:29 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From what appears to be a furnace, a large, glowing block is lifted with the help of a crane over to a table by a group of men. A hammer comes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904