• Basket ball, Missouri Valley College /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 10May04; H45596. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 24. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. The subject is a basketball game played between teams of girls. The film shows a section of a basketball court in the foreground, the backboard, and the basket. In the background is a three-story brick schoolbuilding. The short ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18582. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 of the Place de la Concorde, passing hundreds of carriages and busses. The beginning of the picture shows the historical church of the Madeleine in the background, the picture ending by approaching ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16381. Duration: 1:46 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera is stationed on the middle walk of the Platform Mobile, as the French call it, and gives further views and incidents of this Paris Exposition novelty. 100 feet. 15.00. Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Annie Oakley /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Annie Oakley. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West," exhibition of rifle shooting at glass balls, etc. $15.00. MAVIS 179286. DLC Filmed November 1, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:05 (part 1), 2:34 (part 2), and 2:21 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed: late April, 1906. Location: various locations in and near downtown San Francisco, California. This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • [Men boxing] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:05 (part A) and 0:22 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Filmed ca. May to June 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • 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
  • 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 July 1900, at the Paris Exposition 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • American falls from above, American side /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Dec1896; 67877. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows glittering ice background and a group of photographers preparing to take pictures. Part of Edison's "New Niagara Falls series: The following subjects were all taken on the latest and most improved clear stock during December 1896, and should not be confounded with former negatives, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Cuban refugees waiting for rations /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31439. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:25 at 30 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 "war extra" catalog: A group of escaped reconcentrados, saved from the fate of starvation imposed by the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • 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
  • San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:39 (part 1), 2:59 (part 2), 3:13 (part 3), and 3:08 (part 4) at 15 fps. This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal California. Most ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Beginning of a skyscraper /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16723. Duration: 0:25 at 15 fps. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Photographed January 18, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y. The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background. From a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, President Amador Guerrero. Duration: 1:55 at 12 fps. TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, in Panama City there are views of the processional, including a marching band and escorts on horseback, as spectators gather; long shot of TR, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • International contest for the heavyweight championship--Squires vs. Burns, Ocean View, Cal., July 4th, 1907 /

    Copyright: Miles Brothers; 18Jul07; H96711. Cameraman, Herbert J. Miles [?]. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 161. Duration: 2:40 at 18 fps. This is an actual film of the heavyweight championship prize fight. The fight was labeled the shortest and fiercest prize fight on record up to that time. Filmed July 4, 1907 in Ocean View, California. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Albany, N.Y., fire department /

    Copyright: no reg. Main title lacking; out of frame at 12 ft. DLC Duration: 1:42 at 18 fps. A sidewalk crowd on a main street of Albany, N.Y., watches as fourteen pieces of horse-drawn fire equipment quickly pass by. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Received: 7/20/59 from USDA lab; ref print, dupe neg & arch pos; purchase, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Keeping up with the Joneses. [Women's styles] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:49 at 22 fps. "Mutual program." A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • 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
  • Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Mar1898; 17707. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:51 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: View taken while ascending the scenic railroad, Marin Co., Cal. Right ahead is another train; the steep grades and dangerous curves are plainly shown. Grand mountain scenery is a striking feature of this picture. 140 feet. $21.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Crissie Sheridan

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60590. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:40 at 19 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Spirit of '76

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 19May1905; H61107. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • 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