• Pillow fight /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • TR reviewing and speaking to 13th Regiment at Sagamore Hill, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Date in title unverified. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:50 at 18 fps. TR speaks to several unidentified people, including a man who looks like TR, on the porch at Sagamore Hill. There are two views of TR addressing soldiers assembled on the lawn of Sagamore Hill: the first segment shows TR's back as he speaks; the second is a long ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080. J. Stuart Blackton (Professor). Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • TR speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 1:32 at 18 fps. Films vary in length due to longer printing of interior titles, lack of some titles, and addition of main title. Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • AWOL, all wrong old Laddiebuck /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:05 (part 1) and 2:35 (part 2) at 22 fps. From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Concerns American soldiers in Europe after the armstice [sic]. One goes AWOL with "Joy" (Miss AWOL) and after a series of mishaps with her, he is thrown in a guard house while his fellow soldiers go home. From Origin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20771. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22019. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the attacking forces drawn up in line of battle. They immediately commence firing on the shore batteries. The batteries return the fire with telling effect, but are at last silenced by the overwhelming forces of the enemy. In the distance can be seen the ruins of a bridge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Aunt Sallie's wonderful bustle /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7640. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A sudden gust of wind sweeps Auntie's bonnet from her head, and she, in attempting to regain it, becomes overbalanced and falls over the stone-wall, landing on her bustle. Upon striking she immediately rebounds, disappearing from view. Alighting, she again rebounds and then lands safely beside her badly frightened ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Duel scene, "By right of sword"

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 16Jan1904; H40943. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:43 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Sarah Bernhardt addresses crowd in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:10 at 14 fps. Appearing: Dr. Felix Marot, Elizabeth Ormsby, Sarah Bernhardt. On July 4, 1917, French actress Sarah Bernhardt speaks in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., on behalf of French-American cooperation in the war effort. Addressing more than 50,000 people gathered around a decorated music platform, Mme. Bernhardt stands and speaks from an open touring car parked in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, Grace S. Lockwood. Duration: 0:47 at 18 fps. On April 14, 1917, Archie Roosevelt marries Grace S. Lockwood at the Emmanuel Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Side view of TR entering an automobile with two women, the one following TR may be his wife Edith; TR doffs his hat as he faces camera; view ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • A ballroom tragedy

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 roll (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22June1905; H62508. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Tom Tinker's pony patter

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (122 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (122 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: reg. unknown. No copyright registration or production and distribution information could be found for an act under this name, but the film appears to be an uncopyrighted Spanuth's original vod-a-vil ...

    • Contributor: [Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8915. Duration: 1:44 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:23 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. Location: First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Dog factory

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (234 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (234 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 reel of 1 (234 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 reel of 1 (234 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 roll ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The burglar's slide for life /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1905; H60117. Performer: Mannie, the Edison dog. Duration: 2:57 (part 1) and 2:34 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows the interior of a room in an apartment house. A burglar enters and seeing a portable vapor bath in the corner of the room gets into it to hide. Presently two ladies enter. One ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • The Roosevelt Dam [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Editor, Caroline Gentry. Appearing: President Roosevelt, Frederick H. Newell, Gifford Pinchot, Edith Roosevelt, Louis C. Hill, Benjamin A. Fowler, Richard E. Sloan, John P. Orme. Duration: 4:58 (part 1), 4:12 (part 2), 4:55 (part 3) at 18 fps. Film depicts TR's commitment to the reclamation of desert land and his belief that natural resources exist for the public benefit. Included are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
  • Fights of nations

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Feb1907; H90564. Duration: 3:32 (part 1), 3:28 (part 2), and 4:02 (part ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605. Duration: 3:24 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter. Location: Studio, New York City; Auburn, New York. The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The Astor tramp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520. Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The messenger boy's mistake /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779. Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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