• Bowery waltz /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1897; 53736. Performers, James T. Kelly, Dorothy Kent. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous "Bowery dance." The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduction. The subject shows many humorous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Oct1901; H10111. Duration: 1:18 at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Carmencita /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera. Six months before filming, she had been performing at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. MAVIS 179915; Carmencita. DLC Filmed March ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Sioux ghost dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Princess Ali /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:12 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: By "Princess Ali," the star of the Midway Plaisance. MAVIS 180343. DLC Filmed May 9, 1895, in Edison's Black Maria studio, while Princess Ali was performing with Barnum & Bailey's circus in Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Betsy Ross dance

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Amy Muller /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Amy Muller. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful fantastic toe dance. A good subject colored. MAVIS 180344; Amy Muller. DLC Filmed ca. March 24, 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 195; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • 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
  • A tough dance

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 9Dec1902; H24891. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:45 at 15 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364. Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh). Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Comedy cake walk

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Dance, Franchonetti Sisters

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30723. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Ella Lola, a la Trilby

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Turkish dance, Ella Lola

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1898; 59210. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:29 at 26 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Princess Rajah dance

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (71 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (71 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (71 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 3June1904; H46819. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904