• English lancers charging /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9116. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire the two large field pieces immediately in the foreground. It seems, indeed, a hopeless matter to attempt to capture and overthrow such an invulnerable position. The British Lancers are seen advancing, urged ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Sept1901; H8692. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. August to early September 1901. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 180-81; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Capture of Boer battery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Apr1900; D7876. Duration: 1:13 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: By the Gordon Highlanders. In the foreground are two Creusot guns, manned by the Dutch burghers. Smoke effects are due. The Highlanders are seen in the distance, approaching rapidly, easily distinguished by their kilts and bare legs. They sweep all before them, leaving the guns smoking and deserted as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A romance of the rail /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Oct1903; H36500. Duration: 4:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12July1900; D14429. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7812. Duration: 0:37 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: Shows a wild charge of Mounted Boer up a steep hill. The action of the picture is spirited and photographically it is an excellent film. The opening scene shows a bleak hillside with the Boer cavalry in the distance, galloping rapidly to the front. They cross the ridge just ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    Copyright: General Electric Co.; 26Jun22; MU2171. Author, H. Schroeder. Duration: 3:37 (part 1), 4:13 (part 2), 4:02 (part 3), 4:02 (part 4), 4:15 (part 5), and 3:35 (part 6) at 16 fps. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32025. Duration: 3:23 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903