• Mr. Jack in the dressing room

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29Mar1904; H44028. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21660. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Three jumping Tommies

    motion picture | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: Hans A. Spanuth; title & descr., 11Mar20; 8 prints, 26Feb20; LU14866. Copyright under the title "Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movies" covers this film and three other Spanuth acts held ...

    • Contributor: Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Sarashe Sisters. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Three Japanese ladies in the costumes of their country. From Edison films catalog: A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet. $6.75. Filmed ca. October-November 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Phil Doretto (aka Phil Lauter), Robetta. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman. MAVIS 180338. DLC Filmed ca. November 26, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • [Animal act with baboon, dog and donkey]

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (87 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (87 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: reg. unknown. No copyright registration or production and distribution information could be found for such an act, but the film appears to be an uncopyrighted Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movie given ...

    • Contributor: [Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Bucking broncho /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Lee Martin, Frank Hammitt. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." 15.00. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A cowboy riding an unruly "bronco." From Edison films catalog: A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10162. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the rate of thirty miles an hour. When the boat came in front of the camera it discharged a gigantic Whitehead torpedo, which is seen to dive into the water like an enormous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Japanese and Russian peace delegates--leaving New York City, 1905 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:19 at 16 fps. Roosevelt Memorial Association gives titles as Japanese and Russian peace delegates arriving at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905; Russian and Japanese peace delegates arrive at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905. Film is dark and slightly out of frame. DLC Sergius Witte, Baron Roman Rosen, Herbert H.D. Peirce. On Aug. 5, 1905, the Japanese and Russian delegations to the Portsmouth Peace ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37443. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:44 at 24 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: From the thick underbrush where the Filipinos are massed comes volley after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Richard M. Hurd. Duration: 1:53 at 18 fps. Unrelated footage of TR speaking at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ca. ft. 43-48. On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Sarah Bernhardt addresses crowd in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:10 at 14 fps. Appearing: Dr. Felix Marot, Elizabeth Ormsby, Sarah Bernhardt. On July 4, 1917, French actress Sarah Bernhardt speaks in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., on behalf of French-American cooperation in the war effort. Addressing more than 50,000 people gathered around a decorated music platform, Mme. Bernhardt stands and speaks from an open touring car parked in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22020. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Keeping up with the Joneses. [Women's styles] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:49 at 22 fps. "Mutual program." A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • 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
  • Cake walk

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11May1903; H31674. Copyright information taken from K.R. Niver, Early motion pictures; not ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-whip" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows buildings resembling igloos on ice floes, in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A nymph of the waves

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30731. Original main title lacking. Approximate release date of December 1900 from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:24 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Foxy Grandpa and Polly in a little hilarity

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Feb1899; 10651. Original main title lacking. DLC According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the film was made by Vitagraph producers and Edison licensees J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith, then submitted as a negative to Edison's Kinetograph Dept., which copyrighted and distributed the title. (Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 481-482) Date is copyright and production date; unable to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The sculptor's nightmare /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4May1908; H110169. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Anthony O'Sullivan, Eddie Dillon, D.W. Griffith. Duration: 4:54 (part 1), 3:59 (part 2), 2:07 (part 3) at 16 fps. At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1794. Duration: 0:44 at 15 fps. Photographed March, 1901. Location: Washington, D.C. This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The society raffles

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7Dec1905; H69578. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:48 at 17.94 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905