• 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964. Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Dec1897; 68009. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. It is seen first in the distance and approaches and passes by the camera. As it takes less than 30 seconds to show this 50 foot strip on a Projecting Kinetoscope, an ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 the act of giving her struggling [child] a bath in a tub of suds. This is a clear and distinct picture in which the contrast between the complexion of the bather and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46693. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:48 at 20 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: A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25322. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:47 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 at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Stanford University, California /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60583. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. The view shows an immense arch in the background through which are seen coming groups of students, some walking, others on bicycles. The figures show life size, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2469. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Alaska and Yellowstone National Park Series" in 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Appearing: Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing. Originally released for kinetoscope exhibition. Duration: 0:37 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: An actual six-round contest between Mike Leonard, commonly called the "Beau Brummel" of pugilism, and Jack Cushing. Full of hard fighting, clever hits, punches, leads, dodges, body blows and some slugging. Sold by rounds. Each round contains 150 feet. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Caicedo (with pole) /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan A. Caicedo. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Venezuelan rope and slack wire walker Juan Caicedo performed in the U.S. during 1894 and again at the end of the century. From May ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Oct1898; 60143. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 1:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the famous Marine Band of the "Brooklyn," with the mascot goat alongside the bass drum. The 300 marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company. 150 feet. $22.50. Filmed October 1, 1898, at Prospect Park Plaza in Brooklyn, New ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Freight train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificent scenery. 100 feet. $15.00. Advertised as part of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37442. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:55 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 From Edison films catalog: Up the road comes a detachment of infantry, firing, advancing, kneeling and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. DLC Duration: 0:08 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a "fake" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • [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
  • 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
  • South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13568. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley car comes along; bicycle riders and pedestrians. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [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
  • Shooting captured insurgents /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46696. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 34 fps. From Edison films catalog: A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture. 50 feet. $7.50. Reenacted ca. July 1898, probably in New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. troops and Red Cross in the trenches before Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37441. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:41 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 From Edison films catalog: Our troops have driven the Filipinos out of the trenches, and, after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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