• President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1795. Duration: 2:02 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Photographed March 4, 1901. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. "The film begins by showing military personnel on horseback. The camera was positioned on a side street and photographed representatives of several different companies of American cavalry. Just as the film ends, foot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Men boxing] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:05 (part A) and 0:22 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Filmed ca. May to June 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Catching an early train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10604. Duration: 0:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him. Makes a hasty exit. Scene dissolves to a R.R. Station, showing surburbanite ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Trapeze disrobing act

    motion picture | 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 1 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (ca. 96 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • TR at Fargo, N.D., during Progressive campaign, 1912 [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Main title "Roosevelt" appears on film; it appears to have been spliced on. "General Film Publicity & Sales Co.", which is probably a film distributor, also appears on film. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, George E. Roosevelt. Duration: 2:57 (part 1), 1:58 (part 2) at 18 fps. Sources used: P&P portrait file; The Fargo forum, 9/6/12, p. 1. As part of a western ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • The Roosevelt Dam [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Editor, Caroline Gentry. Appearing: President Roosevelt, Frederick H. Newell, Gifford Pinchot, Edith Roosevelt, Louis C. Hill, Benjamin A. Fowler, Richard E. Sloan, John P. Orme. Duration: 4:58 (part 1), 4:12 (part 2), 4:55 (part 3) at 18 fps. Film depicts TR's commitment to the reclamation of desert land and his belief that natural resources exist for the public benefit. Included are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
  • TR speaking at [Pueblo] Colorado, 1912 /

    Copyright: no reg. RMA lists location in title as Denver, Colorado. Sources used: Rocky Mountain news, Denver, 9/20/12, p. 1-3. Arch pos slightly out of frame throughout. As part of a Western tour, TR addresses crowd in his campaign for the Presidency under the Progressive Party banner in what appears to be Pueblo, Colorado, on September 19, 1912. Long shots of gathered crowd, with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • Jumbo, the trained elephant

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (272 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (272 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: reg. unknown. Reissued by U.S. Personal Film Co. at an unknown date with three other Spanuth acts, two of which were copyrighted under different release numbers, as "Vaudeville de-luxe: four ...

    • Contributor: [Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20771. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke /

    Copyright: Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 22Jun15; MP356. Copyrighted along with Scenic picture (not on LC's copy). DLC Duration: 5:03 at 24 fps. Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • San Francisco's future /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:27 (part 1) and 2:13 (part 2) at 15 fps. Location: San Francisco, California. By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8915. Duration: 1:44 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:23 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. Location: First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Dickson greeting] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:03 (part A) and 0:15 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Filmed by May 20, 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New York, at GOP Convention, 1916, Chicago, Ill. /

    Copyright: no reg. Segment of Pathe News no. 46 released June 7, 1916. Appearing: Mrs. Olive H. Whitman, Governor Charles S. Whitman, Francis Hendricks, George W. Perkins, Chauncey M. Depew. Duration: 1:30 at 18 fps. Ref print is longer than dupe neg and arch pos due to longer printing of interior titles. DLC Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Buster and the dude /

    Duration: 1:26 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a millinery store in the shopping district, and Mrs. Brown with a lady friend, admiring the hats displayed in the window. Buster and Tige are standing in the foreground. A howling swell, leading a small dog bedecked with ribbons, recognizes Mrs. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business] /

    Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. For more information, see notes on variant titles in MBRS Acquisitions: Paper Print (Buster Brown) file. DLC "Shows an Italian balloon vender near the "Flat-iron" Building, New York City. Mrs. Brown and Buster appear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Discharging a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10160. Duration: 1:15 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken on board the U.S. torpedo boat "Morris." It shows the crew loading a Whitehead torpedo into the tube and then discharging it. The torpedo can be seen running along the surface of the water for a distance of over half a mile. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed ca. late ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • TR speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 1:32 at 18 fps. Films vary in length due to longer printing of interior titles, lack of some titles, and addition of main title. Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Maniac chase /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1904; H51386. Duration: 3:50 (part 1) and 4:37 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with the interior of a cell in an insane asylum. The inmate, who imagines himself to be Napoleon the Great, is seated at a table dressed in the costume of that world renowned general. A keeper enters with a bowl ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634. Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on the then-famous Electric Tower built for the Exposition at Buffalo, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade [1918] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: (1:54) at 17 fps. RMA lists date in title as 1917. Appearing: Edith Wilson, Sallie Bolling White, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Eleanor McAdoo, Emile Cartier, Geraldine Farrar, William Gibbs McAdoo, Leo S. Rowe. Views of fourth Liberty Loan ceremonies in New York City and Washington, Sept. 1918. Inaugurating a national drive for the sale of liberty bonds, President Wilson, his wife ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • A ballroom tragedy

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 roll (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22June1905; H62508. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other ...

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