• The Paper Print Film Collection at the Library of Congress --                        The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906

    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 ...

    • Date: 1898