• Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser "Olympia" /

    Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63831. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:15 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 Edison films catalog: Showing the gallant Admiral standing directly in front of the camera, life size, his head bare, graciously bidding his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38210. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:56 at 20 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 Shows the departure from San ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    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
  • S.S. "Queen" loading /

    S.S. "Queen" loading /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60557. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the S.S. "Queen" at Seattle with an immense crowd of miners crowding the decks of the boat and the docks, carrying aboard baggage, implements, etc. Taken at the height of the excitement and gives a good idea of the vast numbers that started for the gold fields. Probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63830. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:24 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00 According to Edison film historian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Colored troops disembarking /

    Colored troops disembarking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31436. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme caution displayed by the soldiers clambering down. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Feeding sea gulls /

    Feeding sea gulls /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16429. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Launching, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034. Duration: 2:23 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

    S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60556. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Fishing smacks /

    Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /

    Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:49 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 Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10162. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the rate of thirty miles an hour. When the boat came in front of the camera it discharged a gigantic Whitehead torpedo, which is seen to dive into the water like an enormous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panoramic view of Newport /

    Panoramic view of Newport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10163. Duration: 1:13 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Possibly the sensation of the flight of a bird can be nearest realized by being on deck of one of the U.S. Government's fleet torpedo boats racing at its highest speed through the water. This picture was taken under these conditions and shows the beautiful scenery comprising the harbor ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10161. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The torpedo was exploded in fifteen fathoms of water. The picture shows the water, mud and rocks being thrown high up in the air, and will give an idea of the destructiveness of one of these missiles. 25 feet. $3.75. Filmed ca. late April to early May 1900, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38246. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:28 at 20 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 MAVIS 48451; Cuban volunteers embarking. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] /

    [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32035. Duration: 1:59 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: New York Harbor. This excerpt shows a demonstration by the famous fireboat "New Yorker." The picture shows the fireboat with all its nozzles spurting water as it goes back and forth in front of the camera. Put in service on February 1, 1891 as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Fisherman's Wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60562. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Dec1901; H11749. Duration: 4:00 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 54-55 [MI]. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60582. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across the Pacific. The boat shows large and clear with smoke coming from the stack. In the foreground is a constantly changing crowd of people composed of men, women and children. Action is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago /

    Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38238. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:33 at 24 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 Soldiers in Spanish-American War uniforms ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Statue of Liberty /

    Statue of Liberty /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52060. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Location: Bedloe's Island, New York. A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886. MAVIS 1202816; Statue of Liberty. DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. viewing prints and dupe neg; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32037. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan starting at about Pier 5 (the New York Central Pier) opposite Broad Street, and extending to the Mallory Line steamship piers just south of Fulton Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. The film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60555. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Discharging a Whitehead torpedo /

    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
  • S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

    S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60581. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:23 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel away from the dock and slowly turning. The vessel is seen to good advantage, the four masts, smokestack and hull being faithfully reproduced. Clouds of smoke pour out of the funnel, and volumes of steam out of the exhaust pipe. In the foreground ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • After launching /

    After launching /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seekers watch the loading of their outfits, clothing, kits and provisions into the hole of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60558. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Frederick Blechynden, camera. From Edison films catalog: The wharf is crowded with live stock, and the huge derrick slowly drops the large box or sling into the bunch. Into this cradle a horse is led, and is slowly hoisted and swung over to the deck of the steamer. This picture is taken ten ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897