• Princess Ali /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:12 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: By "Princess Ali," the star of the Midway Plaisance. MAVIS 180343. DLC Filmed May 9, 1895, in Edison's Black Maria studio, while Princess Ali was performing with Barnum & Bailey's circus in Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Cupid and Psyche /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60560. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed August 22, 1897, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Bowery waltz /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1897; 53736. Performers, James T. Kelly, Dorothy Kent. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous "Bowery dance." The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduction. The subject shows many humorous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Amy Muller /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Amy Muller. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful fantastic toe dance. A good subject colored. MAVIS 180344; Amy Muller. DLC Filmed ca. March 24, 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 195; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Sarashe Sisters. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Three Japanese ladies in the costumes of their country. From Edison films catalog: A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet. $6.75. Filmed ca. October-November 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18582. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Leander Sisters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60561. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Very unique. Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed August 22, 1897, at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • [Dickson experimental sound film] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson or Charles D'Almaine. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. The LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist. MAVIS 16765; [Dickson experimental sound film]. DLC Filmed ca. September 1894 to April 2, 1895, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Carmencita /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera. Six months before filming, she had been performing at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. MAVIS 179915; Carmencita. DLC Filmed March ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Tancuj, tancuj

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone in Czecho-Slovak. Coupling date: 5/20/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Aj, lucka lucka siroka (Oh the wide, wide field) / Alois Havrilla. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Havrilla, Alois
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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 background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18583. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900