• Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12July1900; D14429. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • La  mamma morta--Andrea Chénier

    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 forse l'angelo fedele? (The letter scene) / Claudia Muzio. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Giordano, Umberto - Muzio, Claudia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16383. Duration: 1:30 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter /

    Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter /

    Duration: 1:37 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a bargain counter in a department store and a large gathering of women examining goods. It is a special sale, and a great deal of interest is shown by the ladies, who jostle and crowd each other to secure the choicest ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Admiral cigarette /

    Admiral cigarette /

    Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • "Columbia" winning the cup /

    "Columbia" winning the cup /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1899; 69350. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races is shown in this picture. Against a background of well defined clouds, the Light Boat is seen marking the finishing line in this great aquatic struggle. As the Columbia crosses the line, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Sep1899; 61218. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. The best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured. 150 feet. $22.50. MAVIS 45645; New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Freight train /

    Freight train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificent scenery. 100 feet. $15.00. Advertised as part of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18561. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:08 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing dismantled cars, wrecked warehouses, schooners and tugs that had been stranded on the docks; also the tents that had been rigged up for the poor people who had been left entirely homeless. 75 feet. 11.25. Part of The Galveston Cyclone series (Edison films catalog): ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed June 22, 1897, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Coney Island, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1899; 29259. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 0:42 at 16 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 The Phonoscope, June 1899, p. 17: Shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:50 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: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Interrupted lovers /

    Interrupted lovers /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Another instance where "the course of true love never runs smooth." From Edison films catalog: The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a lesson. He made a great hit. 140 feet. $21.00. MAVIS 183874. DLC Filmed ca. September 1896. Sources used: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Bowery waltz /

    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
  • Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22022. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Carmencita /

    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
  • A morning alarm /

    A morning alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1896; 64784. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:51 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the prancing of the horses, and even the startled expression upon the faces of the spectators, are all ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Military camp at Tampa, taken from train /

    Military camp at Tampa, taken from train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31446. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about everywhere, at all sorts of duties. In the background looms up a big cigar factory; giving the prosaic touch to the picture needful to bring out in sharp contrast the patriotism with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Street car chivalry /

    Street car chivalry /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34327. Duration: 1:05 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7258. Duration: 2:28 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: The troops are turning into the Prado from a side street, where stands a triumphal arch erected by the Cubans; but which Gen. Brooke, the Military Governor of Cuba, would not permit to be finished, as he allowed no demonstrations of any kind. The soldiers are the First Texas ...

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

    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
  • Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Coupling date: 6/8/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): Don't bite the hand that's feeding you / Walter Van Brunt. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Cobb, George L. - Murray, Billy - Yellen, Jack
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney /

    U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37442. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:55 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: Up the road comes a detachment of infantry, firing, advancing, kneeling and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60585. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, the gift of James Lick, of Pennsylvania, was constructed at a cost of $700,000, being equipped with one of the most powerful telescopes that has ever been produced, and is famous the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch a parade. In the background are several large exposition buildings. A band in uniform passes the camera, and following that are many show horses of various types led by their handlers. From ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Biography --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    Biography -- Inventing Entertainment: ...

    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 many of his inventions to the public. A brief biography of Edison is featured here, along with articles from journals of his day in which he offered his views on music, films, ...

    • Date: 1847
  • The little train robbery /

    The little train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1905; H65086. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 4:49 (part 1), 4:22 (part 2), and 2:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows the interior of the robbers' den. The walls are decorated with the portraits of notorious criminals and pictures illustrating the exploits of famous bandits. Some of the gang are lounging about, while ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    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
  • O patria mia Aïda

    O patria mia Aïda

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 3/16/1916. (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 - Verdi, Giuseppe - Rappold, Marie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • New Aspects on the Art of Music --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Expos...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16389. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25. MAVIS 1627559; Panorama of Place de L'Opera. DLC Filmed July 1900, during the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 607; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Down the old Potomac /

    Down the old Potomac /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 4:00 (part 2), and 3:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38210. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:56 at 20 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 Shows the departure from San ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2468. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of tourists. Up dashes a spanking team of six, seemingly as fresh and spirited as when they started. Friends who are waiting on the piazza rush to greet the new arrivals and help ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2 /

    Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1899; 65369. Appearing: Adm. George Dewey, Mayor Robert Van Wyke, Gen. Nelson Miles, Adm. William Sampson, Adm. Winfield Schley. Duration: 4:20 at 16 fps. "Showing Central Park in back-ground. 200 feet. $30.00"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Santa Claus hides in your phonograph

    Santa Claus hides in your phonograph

    Coupling date: 6/20/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Christmas cobwebs / Edna Baily. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Penn, Arthur A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • A morning bath /

    A morning bath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60142. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues (summary edited to remove offensive words): This scene presents a[n]... African mother in the act of giving her struggling [child] a bath in a tub of suds. This is a clear and distinct picture in which the contrast between the complexion of the bather and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Panorama of the Paris Exposition, from the Seine /

    Panorama of the Paris Exposition, from the Seine /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16388. Duration: 3:07 (part 1) and 3:01 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This panoramic scene is taken from a Seine steamboat and gives a rapid view of the banks of the river. The launch steams under six bridges and past the Street of Nations. The United States Building is a prominent white domed structure, gay ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Capsize of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The unappreciated joke /

    The unappreciated joke /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    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
  • [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business] /

    [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business] /

    Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. For more information, see notes on variant titles in MBRS Acquisitions: Paper Print (Buster Brown) file. DLC "Shows an Italian balloon vender near the "Flat-iron" Building, New York City. Mrs. Brown and Buster appear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Dinnie Donohue, on Prohibition

    Dinnie Donohue, on Prohibition

    Coupling date: 12/2/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Irish monologue. With (reverse side): Uncle Josh and the soldier / Cal Stewart. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Cahill, William
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Fun in camp /

    Fun in camp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77518. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing a group of soldiers and Red Cross nurses being amused by a number of small children who are riding upon the backs of trick bears. A remarkably fine picture, with U.S. Infantry camp in the background. 30 feet. $4.50. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605. Duration: 3:24 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter. Location: Studio, New York City; Auburn, New York. The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jun1901; H4968. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 3:51 (part 2), and 3:35 (part 3) at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The entire film was photographed from an excursion vessel traveling through all of the waterways surrounding the Exposition. The major exhibit buildings and amusement attractions of the fair can be seen as the boat makes its way through the area, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Jun1898; 38256. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: May 13, 1898. Location: Pacific Mail Steamship Company Dock, San Francisco. This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Fun in a bakery shop /

    Fun in a bakery shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Apr1902; H15916. Duration: 1:19 at 20 fps. The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading some dough on a table by the oven. He notices a make-believe rat crawling up the side of a nearby barrel and throws the dough at the rat, covering it completely. He ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

    Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7247. Camera, Frederick Blechynden? Duration: 0:38 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and see the famous N.P. Railway Overland Express approaching rapidly. In a moment the engine passes by, slowing down. Then comes one, two, three, four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Overview of the Diamond Disc Recordings by Genre (1912-1929) --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    Overview of the Diamond Disc Recordings by Genre (1912-1929) ...

    Instrumental Selections on the Edison Diamond Discs (1912 - 1929)—Overview A wide array of instrumentals were offered in the Edison Diamond Disc catalogs. Many featured artists proficient with various musical instruments, performing both popular and classical songs. Examples can be found in the selections chosen for this presentation: Signor Lou Chiha "Friscoe" played his xylophone in the medley of In My Heart, On My ...

  • Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor

    Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor

    This article is about songs of unionization, labor strikes, and child labor. Songs of children who had to work instead of going to school tell a particularly poignant story about migrant labor. A song beginning "Yo cuando era niño -- mi padre querido," sung by Jose Suarez, was composed by the singer about his childhood picking cotton with his father in Texas. "The Cotton ...

    • Date: 1894
  • After launching /

    After launching /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • When the roll is called up yonder

    When the roll is called up yonder

    Coupling date: 11/16/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor, baritone and mixed quartet with orchestra. With (reverse side): Abide with me / Elizabeth Spencer, Thomas Chalmers. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Black, James M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Aug1900; D16704. Duration: 3:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line of battle and commence firing on the shore batteries. Immense volumes of smoke arise from the fleet and from the distant shore. Shots are seen to fall thickly among the vessels and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Caicedo (with pole) /

    Caicedo (with pole) /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan A. Caicedo. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Venezuelan rope and slack wire walker Juan Caicedo performed in the U.S. during 1894 and again at the end of the century. From May ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba /

    U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46690. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:39 at 20 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: First U.S. Troops to land, June 22, 1898. Transports in the distance. Soldiers clamber up from boats on the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A street Arab /

    A street Arab /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Buffalo, N.Y. /

    President McKinley's funeral cortege at Buffalo, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8914. Duration: 2:26 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:21 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. The photography in this film is from several camera positions. The first position was over the heads of the crowds that lined the street watching the cortege begin. Mounted police precede the escort for the funeral procession. the next camera position ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Ed...

    Copyright: Edison Mfg. Co.; 29Sept1910; J146440-43 [scenes 1-4]. Duration: 4:10 (part 1) and 4:24 (part 2) at 16 fps. It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    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
  • Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Dec1903; H40151. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Leander Sisters /

    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
  • Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22021. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows the cadets going through the gun drill, also loading, firing and charging. This is also a very stirring picture and is full of animation. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Procession of floats /

    Procession of floats /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16425. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:32 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet long. It carries a full load of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

    The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

    Copyright: no reg. Robert Thomae (Mary). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene. MAVIS 179714. DLC Filmed August 28, 1895, at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, N.J. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Life of Thomas Alva Edison --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    Life of Thomas Alva Edison -- Inventin...

    One of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison exerted a tremendous influence on modern life, contributing inventions such as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, as well as improving the telegraph and telephone. In his 84 years, he acquired an astounding 1,093 patents. Aside from being an inventor, Edison also managed to become ...

  • History of Edison Motion Pictures --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    History of Edison Motion Pictures -- I...

    "I am experimenting upon an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion ...." --Thomas A. Edison, 1888 Edison's laboratory was responsible for the invention of the Kinetograph (a motion picture camera) and the Kinetoscope (a peep-hole motion picture viewer). Most of this work was performed by Edison's assistant, ...

    • Date: 1877
  • There's a long, long trail

    There's a long, long trail

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Written in 1913 by two seniors at Yale. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): My mother's rosary / Walter Van Brunt. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Elliott, Zo - Ballard, George Wilton - King, Stoddard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:35 at 20 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: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and ...

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

    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
  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46693. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:48 at 20 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: A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Fishing smacks /

    Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • History of Edison Sound Recordings --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    History of Edison Sound Recordings -- ...

    "I was never so taken aback in my life--I was always afraid of things that worked the first time." --Thomas A. Edison on hearing his voice play back to him from his first tin foil phonograph. Of all his inventions, Thomas A. Edison was most fond of the phonograph. As a result of his work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone, ...

    • Date: 1877
  • Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37443. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:44 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: From the thick underbrush where the Filipinos are massed comes volley after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Aunt Sallie's wonderful bustle /

    Aunt Sallie's wonderful bustle /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7640. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A sudden gust of wind sweeps Auntie's bonnet from her head, and she, in attempting to regain it, becomes overbalanced and falls over the stone-wall, landing on her bustle. Upon striking she immediately rebounds, disappearing from view. Alighting, she again rebounds and then lands safely beside her badly frightened ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Happy tho' married

    Happy tho' married

    Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: monologue. With (reverse side): Desperate Desmond / Fred Duprez. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Contributor: Duprez, Fred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Hooligan assists the magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658. J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Oi ya nestchastay (malo Russkaya piesnia)

    Oi ya nestchastay (malo Russkaya piesnia)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor in Russian, pod accompaniment. Ukrainian folk song. Coupling date: 6/21/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Ach rasposhol / Alexander Sashko. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliĭovych - Sashko, Alexander - Iranova, A. - Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliaeiovych
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • The enchanted drawing /

    The enchanted drawing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21656. Performer: J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:26 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964. Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The twenty-third Psalm

    The twenty-third Psalm

    Coupling date: 4/16/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: scripture lesson with hymn, organ and orchestra accompaniment; liner notes available. With (reverse side): St. John 14: 1-3, 25-27 ; The precious name / Rev. William H. Morgan D.D. and the Cavalry Choir. DLC 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

    N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25330. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:24 at 30 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: Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32025. Duration: 3:23 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Nov1901; H10816. Duration: 1:03 (part 1) and 3:56 (part 2) at 15 fps. Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Buffalo dance /

    Buffalo dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Last Horse, Parts His Hair, Hair Coat. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. MAVIS ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Phil Doretto (aka Phil Lauter), Robetta. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman. MAVIS 180338. DLC Filmed ca. November 26, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Luis Martinetti /

    Luis Martinetti /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings. 12.50. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A performance on flying rings. MAVIS 180329. DLC Filmed October 11, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8915. Duration: 1:44 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:23 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. Location: First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Surf at Monterey /

    Surf at Monterey /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60587. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into the air. Exceptionally fine water effects. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Love in a hammock /

    Love in a hammock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Jan1901; H375. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1795. Duration: 2:02 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Photographed March 4, 1901. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. "The film begins by showing military personnel on horseback. The camera was positioned on a side street and photographed representatives of several different companies of American cavalry. Just as the film ends, foot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Move on /

    Move on /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369. Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Decline of the Edison Company --                        Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

    Decline of the Edison Company -- Inven...

    Advertisement for the Edison Kinetoscope. The Moving Picture News, March 29, 1913, p. 6. Despite its arrangement with the Motion Picture Patents Company, however, Edison films could not keep pace with the quality of competitors' films in terms of the advances made in narration. As a result Porter was taken away from his position of cameraman and made studio head, and later a consultant. ...

    • Date: 1913-03-29
  • Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22019. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the attacking forces drawn up in line of battle. They immediately commence firing on the shore batteries. The batteries return the fire with telling effect, but are at last silenced by the overwhelming forces of the enemy. In the distance can be seen the ruins of a bridge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    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
  • Glenroy Bros.

    Glenroy Bros.

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Glenroy Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Farcical pugilists in costume. 15.00. MAVIS 180327. DLC Filmed October 6, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. 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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894