• Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1901; H9310. Duration: 3:44 at 16 fps. From K. Niver: This film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge by the Duke of York, later King of England and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth. Many high-ranking military officials of both England and Canada are with him. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Hilltop outtake: Shot of first row to tenth row

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Oscar Straus /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Oscar S. Straus. Duration: 0:11 at 20 fps. Close shot of Oscar S. Straus, author, United States ambassador, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague for six three-year terms beginning in 1902, and Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909). Seated at desk, Straus answers telephone and talks. Roosevelt Memorial Association number: RMA 312-01-03. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • White Wings on review /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033. Duration: 3:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 29, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, probably Fifth Avenue. Rows of men wearing the white uniforms of New York City street sweepers (known as White Wings) march by the camera. Each row has a police escort. The parade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Christopher Columbus /

    French title and director from BFI film & TV database, Nov. 7, 2006. Incomplete: missing part of picture at end. DLC Reenacts scenes from the life of Christopher Columbus, including the discovery of America. Digital files viewed. Sources used: Moving picture world, vol. 6, p. 847; BFI film & TV database, Nov. 7, 2006; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 187. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • 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
  • Kaiser Wilhelm /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Kaiser Wilhelm II. Duration: 1:05 at 18 fps. Various scenes of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, in different locations: clear view of the Kaiser walking towards camera, with German officers on his left, and a postal delivery service building in immediate background; view of Wilhelm and unidentified man entering carriage, Kaiser with group of men on horseback, Kaiser greeting a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Atlantic City floral parade /

    Copyright: Percival L. Waters; 22June04; H47449. Kleine material is incomplete; all titles except for one stating the copyright date are lacking. Material is scratched, too light and contains blank frames. DLC Paper Print catalog cites copyright holder as producer. Edison copyright notice appears at beginning of Kleine print instead of title. DLC Formerly identified in the Kleine Collection as Floral parade, Atlantic City. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4Jun1903; H32391. Duration: 3:23 at 15 fps. Camera, H.J. Miles. Photographed: May 12, 1903. Location: San Francisco, California. This film is a review by automobile of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot from about 2:10pm to 2:15pm (shortly before the 3pm parade) and shows street and building ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Skating on lake, Central Park /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25Aug1902; H21313. Duration: 0:54 at 15 fps. Camera, Frederick S. Armitage. Photographed February 5, 1900. Location: Central Park, New York, N.Y. The view is of a frozen lake in Central Park crowded with ice skaters. The film is of such poor quality that it is difficult to tell if the apparent "snow" is real or just scratches on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • Street mail car, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34992. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 314. The first scene appears to have been taken on a main thoroughfare of large city. In the immediate foreground is a horse-drawn U.S. mail vehicle waiting at the side of a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Coach at rural post office, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34991. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 60. This section of the postal film is concerned with a stagecoach pulled by four horses arriving and delivering a pouch of mail to a rural post office for rerouting. Also visible is the post office delivery wagon. Filmed July 30, 1903 in Washington, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The first circus /

    Copyright: no reg. Main and end titles lacking. DLC Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:28 (part 2) at 20 fps. During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. Additional holdings for this title may be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed June 22, 1897, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Coney Island, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Trimming Rawhide Strands with a Gauger

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Marshall, Howard W. - Gastañaga, Linda - Ahlborn, Richard E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1978-07-25
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a paper cup of ice (3 of 3)]

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • The magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4733. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Last known home of Czar Nicholas /

    Copyright: no reg. Photographer, Paul Rainey. Duration: 1:05 at 18 fps. Last 22 frames of film printed upside down. DLC Camera pans the home of a merchant named Ipatiev, where Nicholas II, last Russian emperor, and his royal family were executed in Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), July 1918. Second sequence is views of men, identified by interior title as Bolshevik prisoners, standing behind barbed wire as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 54. Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904