• Bathing at Atlantic City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 21Aug01; H7984. Duration: 1:05 at 18 fps. The film shows the bathing beach at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The camera position was from a tower or some platform high over the heads of the people on the sand adjoining the water. The camera pans approximately 180 degrees, taking in hundreds of people sitting on the sand between the boardwalk ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Mining operations, Pennsylvania coal fields /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 23Dec04; H54720. Cameraman, Jamison. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 208. Duration: 2:25 at 16 fps. The film opens on an area covered with snow where the following operations are visible: track laying, and dirt moving by explosion, grader, steam shovel, and steam engine. Filmed December 17, 1904 in Drifton, PA. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Loading the ice on cars, conveying it across the mountains, and loading it into boats /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14435. Title cross referenced with two films: Circular panorama of housing the ice and Cutting and canaling ice. The film covers four operations involved in shipping ice: sawing the ice from frozen-over lakes, transferring it by means of speciality constructed freight cars to a dock some distance away, unloading it, and then transloading it onto a waiting ship. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • High school field exercises, Missouri Commission /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 7May04; H45455. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 136. Duration: 0:54 at 16 fps. The cameraman placed his equipment on the side of an athletic field adjacent to a high school. During the course of the film, teen-age boys exhibit their skill at high jumping, pole vaulting, shot putting, discus throwing, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Union Iron Works /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16436. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:29 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet. 7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Babies rolling eggs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16124. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. Some small children in winter clothing face the camera in a semicircle. They throw what appear to be eggs down the incline toward the camera position. From left and right of the camera, a great number of young boys scramble for the eggs. Many close-ups and mass photographs of the activities are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Labor Day parade] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Main, interior and end titles lacking. DLC Title, date, and production information from inventory lists. Duration: 3:13 at 16 fps. Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pans to the street where the parade is to be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Asia in America, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 28May04; H46575. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 0:52 at 20 fps. The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes. Available also ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Swimming pool, Palm Beach /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Feb05; H56666. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 319. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a swimming pool with a white building on the far side. Several persons in bathing suits dive into the water from a springboard, as well as from the balcony above. Filmed February 3, 1905 in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36398. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 76. The subjects seen by the camera are a portion of a large building with columns in front that indicates it is a government building and three small shuttle streetcars across the street from the camera position. As the film progresses, the shuttle cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. DLC Duration: 0:08 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a "fake" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Welding the big ring /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45002. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:45 (part 1) and 3:27 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Drill by the Providence police /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38866. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 83. In the center of a town square, a company of uniformed policemen equipped with nightsticks is standing at attention. The policemen execute several close-order drill maneuvers similar to those of any army infantry company. They end as they began, company front. Filmed November ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Hockey match on the ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13572. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal. 150 feet. $22.50. Filmed ca. February 1898, at Crystal Lake, Newark, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Logging in Maine /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 19Jun06; H79740. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration of online digital copy: 3:11 (part 1), 3:20 (part 2), 2:42 (part 3), 3:43 (part 4), 4:43 (part 5) at 16 fps. The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Cattle driven to slaughter /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43405. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A herd of long-horn cattle being driven through the Chicago stock yard gates to the slaughter house, where 280 of the animals are killed every hour of the day. Part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 2] /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34973. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48. 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch a parade. In the background are several large exposition buildings. A band in uniform passes the camera, and following that are many show horses of various types led by their handlers. From ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45597. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48412 Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:42 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A turbine is shown operating. Two men walk up to it, check the running of various parts on it, and write their findings down on paper. A third man is seen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Central high school, gymnastic drill /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45154. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 51 The cameraman placed his equipment at the edge of a school yard where supervised gymnastics were being conducted by high school students. Male students can be seen doing the long and short "horse" exercises to the left of the camera position. In the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34970. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 307. As the scene opens, the front of a house, the shrubbery, a staircase, and the sidewalk are visible. From camera left, using a flying dismount, comes a bicycle rider in the uniform of a special delivery messenger. After parking his bicyle, he goes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Aug03; H34521. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 297. Duration: 1:32 at 16 fps. The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Annual parade, New York Fire Department /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 17May04; H46128. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 9. Duration: 4:43 at 16 fps. Dignitaries are shown as they alight from a horse-drawn brougham and enter the speaker's bleachers. Next, personnel of the New York Fire Department walk by the camera. One of every piece of fire-fighting equipment then used by the department ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904