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  • 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
  • Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735. Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The church in the wildwood

    Coupling date: 7/23/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: male voices with organ. With (reverse side): Ninety and nine / Christine Miller. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Pitts, W. S.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60596. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Pillow fight /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • La mamma morta--Andrea Chénier

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Sei ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Giordano, Umberto - Muzio, Claudia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Launch of life boat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60570. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Cuban refugees waiting for rations /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31439. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for ...

    • 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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Biography - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    Inventor Thomas Alva Edison profoundly influenced modern life through inventions such as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. During his lifetime, he acquired 1,093 patents, and marketed ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages
    • Date: 1847
  • [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:01 (part A) and 0:08 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Quand' ero paggio

    sound recording] : Falstaf | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass with orchestra, in Italian; titles listed as (a) and (b). ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Verdi, Giuseppe - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Middleton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8588. Duration: 1:28 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. From a single camera position pointed directly at the reviewing stand, the film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • What happened in the tunnel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Nov1903; H37683. Cast: G. M. Anderson. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Interior of railroad coach. Pretty young lady and colored maid occupying seat. Young ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10162. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The kiss /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Mar1900; D5532. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Farmyard medley

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Groene Music Pub. Co., August 12, 1901. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: descriptive sketch, unaccompanied. Coupling date: ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Premier Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Gold and diamond mines of South Africa /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 31Jul17; MP992. Duration: 3:52 (part 1) and 3:35 (part 2) at 18 fps. Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Stanford University, California /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60583. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903