• The messenger boy's mistake /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779. Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • The clown and the alchemist /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21657. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor. He appears and disappears in numerous startling positions, using his club with great effect and always escaping punishment. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Buckaroo Theodore Brown Parts a Cow from the Herd

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-10
  • Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Aug04; H48986. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 244. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Clerks tying up for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34977. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. The film shows two postal employees as they tie into bundles stacks of letters they have just removed from a destination "case." Filmed August 7, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Midway of Charleston exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16713. Duration: 0:21 at 16 fps. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows people walking on the midway at the Charleston Exposition. Very few objects are discernible because of the distance. Filmed April 1902 in Charleston, SC. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03May06; H76605. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 303. At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20771. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Market Street before parade /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4Jun1903; H32390. Duration: 1:45 at 15 fps. Camera, H.J. Miles. Photographed: May 12, 1903. Location: Market Street, San Francisco, California. This film is an automobile tour of a portion of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt along Market Street, San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot in the mid-afternoon, shortly before the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 54. Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27967 Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 0:41 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 Edison films catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45401. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Arabian gun twirler

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20770. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:40 at 18 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Interview with Lorenzo Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: Maffin, Lorenzo - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-15
  • TR at Fargo, N.D., during Progressive campaign, 1912 [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Main title "Roosevelt" appears on film; it appears to have been spliced on. "General Film Publicity & Sales Co.", which is probably a film distributor, also appears on film. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, George E. Roosevelt. Duration: 2:57 (part 1), 1:58 (part 2) at 18 fps. Sources used: P&P portrait file; The Fargo forum, 9/6/12, p. 1. As part of a western ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • TR in Africa [1909, 2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists date in title as 1910. Film appears to be fragment of production, Roosevelt in Africa, released April 18, 1910. Photographer, Cherry Kearton. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 3:34 (part 1), 3:54 (part 2) at 12 fps; 3:36 (part 3), 1:52 (part 4) at 18 fps. Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • 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
  • The first circus /

    Copyright: no reg. Main and end titles lacking. DLC Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:28 (part 2) at 20 fps. During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. Additional holdings for this title may be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 3 of 3)

    • Contributor: Kish, Karl - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Happy Hooligan

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 20June1903; H33025. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:46 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903