• Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seekers watch the loading of their outfits, clothing, kits and provisions into the hole of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60562. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at 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
  • Pillow fight /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22020. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 a charge on the Boer entrenchments seen in the distance. Just in advance of the Highlanders, two pieces of artillery have just been placed in position, and these immediately open fire upon ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Statue of Liberty /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52060. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Location: Bedloe's Island, New York. A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886. MAVIS 1202816; Statue of Liberty. DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. viewing prints and dupe neg; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10161. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The torpedo was exploded in fifteen fathoms of water. The picture shows the water, mud and rocks being thrown high up in the air, and will give an idea of the destructiveness of one of these missiles. 25 feet. $3.75. Filmed ca. late April to early May 1900, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Hadj Cheriff /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Hadji L. Cheriff. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 179351. 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. 137. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. 1 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

    Copyright: no reg. Henry Welton. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 27 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting and amusing subject. $10.00. MAVIS 179897; The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's). DLC Filmed ca. July 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 104-5; Raff & Gammon. Price list ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-whip" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows buildings resembling igloos on ice floes, in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • European rest cure /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1904; H49807. Duration: 3:53 (part 1), 4:33 (part 2), 3:30 (part 3), 3:15 (part 4), and 2:36 (part 5) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the gangplack of one of the large ocean liners leaving New York is shown an old gentleman kissing his wife and daughter good-bye before leaving on a tour abroad for a much needed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Buster and the dude /

    Duration: 1:26 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a millinery store in the shopping district, and Mrs. Brown with a lady friend, admiring the hats displayed in the window. Buster and Tige are standing in the foreground. A howling swell, leading a small dog bedecked with ribbons, recognizes Mrs. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Sutro Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52619. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with much amusement; also a toboggan slide. 50 feet. $7.50. "A large indoor swimming pool is shown, as well as the walkways that separate the varying depths of the water, and a sign ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. 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. 585; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. Location: East River, New York, N.Y. The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • White Wings on review /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033. Duration: 3:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 29, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, probably Fifth Avenue. Rows of men wearing the white uniforms of New York City street sweepers (known as White Wings) march by the camera. Each row has a police escort. The parade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903