• Mounted police charge /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Nov1896; 60396. Appearing: Sergeant Eagan. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A troop of mounted police, in full dress uniform, are seen approaching the audience at full gallop; when within but a few yards of the camera they suddenly halt and each horse and rider appears full life size. MAVIS 180348. DLC Filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, who have just arrived from Europe, disembarking at Ellis Island, N.Y. A most interesting and typical scene. Length 140 feet. Class B. $16.80. The film opens ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Dec1903; H40151. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Oct1898; 60143. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 1:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the famous Marine Band of the "Brooklyn," with the mascot goat alongside the bass drum. The 300 marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company. 150 feet. $22.50. Filmed October 1, 1898, at Prospect Park Plaza in Brooklyn, New ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32029. Duration: 2:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 1, 1903. The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very crowded New York City street market. Rows of pushcarts and street vendors' vehicles can be seen. The precise location is difficult to ascertain, but it is certainly on the Lower East Side, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Feb1900; D3543. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: 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. $7.50. Filmed ca. November 18, 1899, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32025. Duration: 3:23 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1899; 65369. Appearing: Adm. George Dewey, Mayor Robert Van Wyke, Gen. Nelson Miles, Adm. William Sampson, Adm. Winfield Schley. Duration: 4:20 at 16 fps. "Showing Central Park in back-ground. 200 feet. $30.00"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27966. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for four members of the crew to be seen [Frame: 0471]. Following the sailing vessel is a steamship [0780]. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: PILOT BOATS IN NEW YORK HARBOR. Unboys [code for telegraphic orders]. A close view of an eighty footer, schooner ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed June 22, 1897, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Coney Island, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The Astor tramp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520. Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32037. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan starting at about Pier 5 (the New York Central Pier) opposite Broad Street, and extending to the Mallory Line steamship piers just south of Fulton Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. The film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • A street Arab /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1899; 29259. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 0:42 at 16 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 The Phonoscope, June 1899, p. 17: Shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Automobile parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Feb1900; D3293. Duration: 1:52 at 15 fps. Ref print copies 1 and 2 and dupe neg copy 2 are low contrast; ref print copies 3 and 4 and dupe neg copy 1 are high contrast. DLC Location: New York, N.Y. This may be the first annual automobile parade, held on November 4, 1899 in downtown Manhattan. At least ten different ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27967 Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 0:41 at 16 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 catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52048. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 20 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 catalog: Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72835. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 3:12 at 16 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 One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Sep1899; 61218. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. The best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured. 150 feet. $22.50. MAVIS 45645; New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32036. Camera, James Blair Smith. Duration: 1:21 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture gives a good idea of how soon one of the New York fireboats can be gotten under way after they receive an alarm of fire. The men are seen running on board the boat, taking their respective places, casting off the lines, etc. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • New York City dumping wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32030. Duration: 1:21 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 28, 1903. The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Herald Square /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:11 at 24 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Showing "Herald" building, street and elevated railroad. MAVIS 214311. DLC Filmed May 11, 1896, in New York City. 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. 203; Maguire & ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964. Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Shooting the chutes /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:23 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island. Filmed June 18-23, 1896, at Bergen Beach, Coney Island, New York. Originally part of [Unidentified Hendricks clips.18], viewing copy, MAVIS 46865-5, which was separated in January 2005 into individual 35mm pos. pictures. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896