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  • The ball game /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 20May98; 31442. Duration: 0:27 at 28 fps. Photographed from one camera position behind home plate, the film shows a baseball game in progress. The action includes two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Military camp at Tampa, taken from train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31446. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Surf at Monterey /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60587. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Waltz Variations

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:41 | Performed by members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Reneé Camus, Charles Garth, Elizabeth ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Duel au pistolet /

    English language translation title, Pistol duel, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC A dramatization of a duel with pistols in which one man is felled and his seconds rush ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Panorama of beach and Cliff House /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Sep1903; H36355. Duration: 1:35 at 15 fps. Camera, H.J. Miles. Photographed: September 23, 1903. Location: San Francisco, California. This film is an afternoon panorama of weekend ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • A morning bath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60142. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues (summary edited to remove offensive words): This scene presents a[n]... African mother in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • New Black Diamond express /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027. Picture is dark on 35 mm. viewing print, copy 1. DLC Incomplete: 35 mm. viewing print, copy 2, is missing some footage. DLC Duration, 35 mm. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The martyred presidents /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1901; H9412. Duration: 1:04 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter. This film is difficult to classify. It opens on a scene showing a mourner with bowed head ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Stop motion: Basketball and flying Coca-Cola bottles]

    This film is from an advertising reel with a work print version of stop motion advertising developed by the D'Arcy agency for Coca-Cola between 1954 and 1956. D'Arcy was Coca-Cola's advertising agency ...

    • Contributor: The D'Arcy Agency
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953-00-00
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Mid-Nineteenth-Century Dance: Zingirella

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:28 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "The Original Mazurka, and Cellarius Waltze," by Jullien, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • A rube couple at a county fair /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1904; H52013. Duration: 3:57 (part 1) and 4:39 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [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. ...

    • Contributor: [Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a paper cup of ice (3 of 3)]

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Auto boat race on the Hudson /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Jun04; H47332. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 2:34 at 16 fps. The single camera position was from the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Esplanade des Invalides /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16379. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Beginning with the camera pointing toward the Invalides entrance, with the tomb of Napoleon in the background. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894