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  • Leander Sisters /

    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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Trick bears /

    77519 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 526; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Anderson, William G.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-26

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  • A Conversation with Randy Newman

    Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-11
  • Charles Wright Inaugural Reading as Poet Laureate

    Charles Wright gives his inaugural reading as the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Wright, Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-25
  • Throwing mail into bags, U.S.P.O. /

    This film concerns the separation of mail parcels before distribution. A semicircular rack of mail bags, each tagged with a different location, is placed on a set of the interior of a postal building. Two postal employees throw packages of envelopes brought to them by another employee into the marked mail bags.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 2014 Junior Fellows

    An overview of the Summer 2014 Junior Fellows program at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-18
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Ninipo [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 18581-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox. (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Poag, Hawaii, volcano (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a18727) -- Portrait of Kaneena, a chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North Pacific Ocean (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c02245) -- [Scene on a pineapple plantation, with harvested pineapples, Hawaii] ...

    • Contributor: Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on need for Dunham Technique

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The chimney sweep and the miller

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10Apr1902; H16334. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:31 at 17 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach

    Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-05
  • International contest for the heavyweight championship--Squires vs. Burns, Ocean View, Cal., July 4th, 1907 /

    This is an actual film of the heavyweight championship prize fight between Canadian, Tommy Burns (defender) and Australian, Bill Squires. The fight was labeled the shortest and fiercest prize fight on record up to that time.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Gerdan, Kaleidoscope of World Music

    Gerdan, which means "necklace" in Ukrainian, combines the inspired musicianship of Andrei Pidkivka (flutes of the world), Solomia Gorokhivska (violin) and Kalin Kirilov to present musical traditions of Ukraine.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-22
  • General Wheeler and Secretary Alger /

    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 25 feet. This picture was taken in front of Gen. Wheeler's headquarters at Camp Wikoff during Gen. Alger's tour of inspection of the camp. The two distinguished military men are seen overlooking the immense camp ground, and then turning and walking toward the camera. The negative is very fine photographically, and the portraiture unexcelled.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    From Edison films catalog: The wharf is crowded with live stock, and the huge derrick slowly drops the large box or sling into the bunch. Into this cradle a horse is led, and is slowly hoisted and swung over to the deck of the steamer. This picture is taken ten minutes before sailing time. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 1] /

    The opening scene shows the steps of a large public building. Above the steps is a door out of which, coming toward the camera position, are approximately a hundred and fifty mail carriers of the postal service. They are in uniform and are all carrying mail bags. They continue down the steps in formation for the full length of the film.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The Roosevelt Dam [1] /

    Film depicts TR's commitment to the reclamation of desert land and his belief that natural resources exist for the public benefit. Included are close-up views of Frederick H. Newell, first director of the U.S. Reclamation Service and Gifford Pinchot, first chief forester and leader of the conservation movement in the U.S.; both influenced TR's thinking and action on conservation. TR fought successfully for the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
  • Jascha Heifetz, Iconic Violinist

    Three Heifetz experts discuss the life and legacy of the great twentieth-century Russian-American violinist.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • Chrysanthemums /

    Rising from a stage are two vases which separate to reveal a female dancer behind each of the vases. They create magical circles of flowers from which other women emerge. The dancers construct an elegant floral display, in the middle of which a miniature dancer performs. Another circle of flowers is brought forward on the stage, toward the camera, and in the circle are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, Jr. Kiowa and Comanche Music and Dance

    videorecording | videorecording ; 16 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Ware, Tom - Tieyah, Chester
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Poetry as Enchantment

    Dana Gioia discusses the relationship between poetry and music and explore the ways in which poetry achieves its special expressive power.

    • Contributor: Gioia, Dana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-14
  • TR speaking in Panama, November 1906 /

    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, there are views of TR and Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men arriving and standing on a platform on the steps of the Cathedral in Panama City; medium shot of two women arriving at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Embarquement d'un cheval /

    A horse in a wooden crate is lifted off a dock in Marseille by a steam crane and placed into a waiting ship.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896