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  • Introduction to the Global Legal Monitor

    This video shows how to access, search and subscribe to the Law Library of Congress's Global Legal Monitor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-17
  • Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

    From Edison films catalog: During the terrific storm all of the light craft along the dock front was lifted out of the water and washed up into the streets, many of them being carried for miles inland. This subject shows a number of boatmen who have banded together to get their craft back into the water, a panoramic view being taken of the schooner ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • American Democracy & the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

    As part of Law Day 2014, Jeffrey Rosen discusses American democracy and the rule of law in commemoration of the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    • Contributor: Rosen, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-01
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    "Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th U.S. Cavalry. In the foreground a score of troopers are pulling, lifting and hauling an ambulance from a flat car. It slides down the inclined planks with a sudden rush that makes the men "hustle" to keep it from falling off. Drill engine on the next track ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

    A rare Washington appearance from Henry Threadgill, "one of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom" (Nate Chinen) and a dazzling alto saxophonist and flutist with masterly improvisational skills.

    • Contributor: Threadgill, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-25
  • Fun in a bakery shop /

    The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading some dough on a table by the oven. He notices a make-believe rat crawling up the side of a nearby barrel and throws the dough at the rat, covering it completely. He then goes over to the dough and begins to pummel it ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    The film shows a two-horse postal delivery wagon backed against a ramp, where two men are unloading the contents of the wagon into a delivery chute.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • International Literature: International Writing Program Showcase

    Christopher Merrill and his international students/alumni participate in panels and read from their work. Speakers included Bruce Armstrong, Cynthia Edul, Omar Pérez, Enrique Serrano, Natasha Tiniacos, Boaz Gaon, Mujib Mehrdad, Mamle Kabu, Sadek Mohammed, Binayak Banerjee, Bernice Chauly, Heekyung Eun, Chen Li, Franca Treur, Laurynas Katkus, Auguste Corteau and Gerõur Kristný.

    • Contributor: Merrill, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-06
  • C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    "Shows S.S. Queen backing out from the dock of Norther Pacific R.R. Seattle, Wash, the decks covered with a mass of passengers, leaving for the new gold field"--Phonoscope, January 1898, p. 12.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Catalog Record

    Kawana Trio / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opening title identifies the Kawana Trio as "artistic foot jugglers." The camera iris opens to reveal three Asians--two men and a woman--dressed in kimonos and looking down. They raise their heads and look at the camera, smiling, as the iris closes. Another iris effect opens to a stage with a dark background and a decorated, cushioned platform center stage. The men now wear white ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Parke Davis' employees /

    Photographed from a single-camera position, this film encompasses a scene of a large number of people either walking or riding bicycles as they leave what appears to be a factory. The title indicates they are employees of a drug firm.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • World War I Symposium

    Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech), Paul Miller (McDaniel College) and retired US Ambassador Jacques Paul Klein discuss the territorial and ethnic conflicts that led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and how Europe's great powers over-reacted, leading to "the Great War." The speakers then show how the First World War has affected the subsequent history of Europe, through ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Charleston chain-gang /

    Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gesture to indicate the chain gang should move. They ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Excavating for a New York foundation /

    The scene is an excavation pit at an unidentified New York City construction site. A crew of six men can be seen shoveling dirt into a four-wheeled wooden cart. Then a full cart is slowly lifted out of the pit to street level by a steam-powered crane. These carts are similar in design to those shown dumping rubble at the end of the film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Stewarding Space Data

    A panel discussion from the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting covered how the challenges of preservation data from space are truly astronomical. Four presenters discussed and explored these issues in a range of contexts. These included projects working with satellite data from the 1950s, a database of extragalactic distances occurring in research libraries, and ongoing work on managing space data and data from satellites at ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • 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 the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. MAVIS ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

    While returning from Africa in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt visited many European countries, including Denmark, May 2-3, and Norway, May 4-6. Roosevelt, King Haakon, Edith Roosevelt, Queen Maud, Ethel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, and others enter carriages outside the railroad station in Oslo, Norway. Carriages arrive at the wharf in Helsingør, Denmark. Roosevelt and Kermit arrive by carriage outside the National Theater in Oslo where he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup /

    This automobile race was filmed from many camera positions. Several different types of motor cars from all parts of the world are seen. A series of interconnecting roads was used as the race course.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Lathrop School, calisthenics /

    A group of preadolescent boys and girls is standing in a row facing the camera position. In back of them is a wall on which is written "Kansas City, Mo." As the film progresses, the students go through a series calisthenics, performing them in unison, and continue this throughout the film.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction

    Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-19
  • Catalog Record

    Expert bag punching / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A man stands on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest, as if performing a vaudeville act. To the right of the frame is a sign on an easel identifying him as "Gus Keller, Novelty Bag Puncher, New Polo A.A." To the left of the frame is a rack of various punching bags, topped by American flags and a sign identifying the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their occupants. As the boat passes out of view the row-boats constantly move around and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921