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  • Love in a hammock /

    From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps watch. The urchin in the tree scrambles out on an overhanging ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland, 2010-11-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Reece, Dwandalyn R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-17

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  • Beginning of a skyscraper /

    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 contemporary American Mutoscope and Biograph Company catalog: Starting a Skyscraper--New York--26 feet. Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building ...

    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • The Library of Congress Is Your Library

    An overview of the history of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015
  • John and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Prestonburg, Kentucky, 2013-08-15.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Rosenberg, John M. - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-15

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  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    "A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Hilltop outtake: Linda Neary looks to side

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Mary & Gretel /

    From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden in this surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title. From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Mary & Gretel explore the forest and come across Rip Van Winkle, drunken woodsmen, and a bunny. They pluck magic ...

    • Contributor: Moss, Howard S. - Toyland Films - Peter Pan Film Corp - Afi/Ashton (James) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Julia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Burns, Julia Matilda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-13

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  • The phable of a busted romance /

    An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward.

    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • American falls from above, American side /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows glittering ice background and a group of photographers preparing to take pictures.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba /

    "These are the first U.S. troops to land on Cuban soil, June 22, 1898. The picture shows a long perspective view of the pier at Baiquiri [sic], the point chosen so strategically for the landing of General Shafter's army. At the end of the wharf are the coal dumps and ore elevators used by the mining company operating the famous iron mines at Juragua, ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    "A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.

    • Contributor: Paley, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long & Phil Wiggins

    In this concert, Sherman Holmes and Brooks Long are joined by the great blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins.

    • Contributor: Wiggins, Phil - Holmes, Sherman - Long, Brooks - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015-04-15
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    From Edison films catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. Captain Coghlan stands among a group of officers near the bridge. The "Raleigh" fired the first gun at Manila, and is the first boat of the Pacific Squadron visiting New York. All the details of the famous battleship are clearly shown ...

    • Contributor: Coghlan, Joseph Bullock - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Magna Carta: Rule of Law in the Contemporary World - Civil Liberties & Surveillance

    As a part of a symposium on the enduring legacy of Magna Carta, an expert panel discussed rule of law as it relates to contemporary issues surrounding civil liberties and surveillance.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • American Ballet Theatre: 75 Years Touring the Globe

    Victoria Phillips discusses the history of the American Ballet Theatre in relation to the exhibit she curated at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Phillips, Victoria
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-14
  • 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
  • Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 2] /

    Male letter carriers of the U.S. Post Office are the subject of this series on the Postal Department. The camera was placed to show a large number of uniformed mail carriers as they leave the main post office to deliver letters. They can be seen walking down the steps of the building toward the camera position. Some mount bicycles and ride away, while others ...

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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
  • Indians and cow-boys /

    A captured Indian marauder is beaten by a gang of cowboys. Seeking vengeance, the Indians attack a stagecoach and abduct its passengers. The cowboys ride in pursuit and successfully rescue the captives.

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (Firm) - S. Lubin (Firm : Philadelphia, Pa.) - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Persian Mystical Literature: The Marriage of Poetry & Music

    Fatemeh Keshavarz from the University of Maryland and Jessika Kenney from the Cornish College of the Arts discussed Persian mystical literature as part of a lecture series accompanying the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-07
  • Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S.P.O. /

    The subject is the delivery of the U.S. mail in a rural area. The camera was positioned in full sight of a standard rural free delivery post box located in front of a well-kept house and garden. A small boy and girl walk past the camera position in front of the mail box. At that moment, a standard rural horse-drawn postal delivery wagon comes ...

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903