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  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • 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
  • Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52054. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:26 at 28 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Aug1904; H49524. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 4:17 (part 2), and 2:35 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Battle of Mafeking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9117. Duration: 1:15 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the opening of this picture we see in the foreground a company of Highlanders preparing for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Falls of Minnehaha /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43416. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:31 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: The "Laughing Waters" of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." A beautiful view of this picturesque and celebrated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:46 at 15 fps. Photographed: 1906. Location: San Francisco, California. This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Trained cavalry horses /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38235. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Palace of Electricity /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16380. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the Exposition grounds with a close view of the Palace of Electricity. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ...

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18579. Duration: 1:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9115. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the center of this scene we see the regimental surgeon directing the movements of the Ambulance ...

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • General Lee's procession, Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7259. Duration: 1:24 at 22 fps. From Edison films catalog: A magnificent view of the Prado, from the balcony of the United States Club. The procession is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Capture of Boer battery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Apr1900; D7876. Duration: 1:13 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: By the Gordon Highlanders. In the foreground are two Creusot guns, manned by the Dutch burghers. Smoke ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Sioux ghost dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894