• La sonnambula Ah! non credia mirarti

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano solo in Italian, orchestra accompaniment. Coupling date: 5/11/1915. (Venue). With (reverse side): Explanatory talk / Harry E. Humphrey. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Bellini, Vincenzo - Case, Anna
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. The speaker introduces the incumbent president of the United States, William F. McKinley. The remainder of the film is a straight-on moving photograph of the president during his last public speech. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 611; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Let us not forget--a message to the American people

    Coupling date: 1/7/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): National airs of the Allies / New York Military Band. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Edison, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Fisherman's luck /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52618. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. August or September 1897. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Major General Shafter /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46694. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: The commander of the 5th Army Corps rides forward with a party of officers. He wears a white helmet, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. troops and Red Cross in the trenches before Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37441. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:41 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: Our troops have driven the Filipinos out of the trenches, and, after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:19 at 12 fps. Photographed: September 23, 1903. Location: Dupont Street [now Grant Avenue], Chinatown, San Francisco. This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral procession of Tom Kim Yung (1858-1903), military attache to the Chinese Legation to the United States. The funeral procession took place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 1903, and was probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Maniac chase /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1904; H51386. Duration: 3:50 (part 1) and 4:37 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with the interior of a cell in an insane asylum. The inmate, who imagines himself to be Napoleon the Great, is seated at a table dressed in the costume of that world renowned general. A keeper enters with a bowl ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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, Cal., commanded by Capt. Joseph Hodgson, and shows the crew in the act of starting for a wreck. The scene opens with the opening of the boat-house door, followed by the boat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43410. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16437. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Location: Marin County, California. This film shows the summit portion of the Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway, the Tamalpais Tavern resort, and part of the adjacent east peak of Mount Tamalpais. The film was probably made in February 1898 at mid-morning. Mount Tamalpais is a prominent east-west ridge in southern Marin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A visit to Reilly's

    Coupling date: 6/20/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: comic sketch. With (reverse side): Henry and Hank in vaudeville / Kaufman Bros. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Reilly, Charles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. 2 reels of 2 (ca. 570 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18566. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31431. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The old maid having her picture taken /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Mar1901; H1494. Gilbert Sarony (Old maid). Duration: 1:16 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene opens in a photographer's studio. A typical old maid, impersonated by Mr. Gilbert Saroni [sic], enters to have her picture made. While the photographer is making his camera ready the old maid walks about the studio. She first looks at a hanger with a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A romance of the rail /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Oct1903; H36500. Duration: 4:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • White Horse Rapids /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7246. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9084. Duration: 3:11 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body of the assassinated president before he is interred at Canton, Ohio. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL CORTEGE ENTERING WESTLAWN CEMETERY AT CANTON, OHIO. Ungraceful. [code for telegraphic orders]. Another ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Japanese village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330. Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63830. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:24 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00 According to Edison film historian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Grandma and the bad boys /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Dec1900; D23260. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the kitchen which is strewn with cooking utensils, indicating that grandma is busy preparing the Christmas pastry. Two bad boys of the red headed, freckled face type, enter. The mischievous expressions on their faces indicate that they have already planned a huge joke on grandma. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Lasca

    Coupling date: 6/6/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: recitation with incidental music. With (reverse side): Gunga Din / Harry Humphrey. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Desprez, Frank
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920