• Welding the big ring /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45002. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:45 (part 1) and 3:27 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Scenes and incidents, Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug05; H64509. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Appearing: Marquis Jutarō Komura, Baron Kogoro Takahira, Graf Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich Witte, Baron Roman Romanovich Rosen, Herbert H.D. Pierce, Admiral William Mead. Duration: 3:48 (part 1), 3:32 (part 2), 4:23 (part 3), 2:04 (part 4) at 16 fps. Scenes from the 1905 peace conference between the Russian and Japanese Governments, mediated by the U.S. Government ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Chicago-Michigan football game /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 2:30 (part 2) at 20 fps. Excerpts of a 1903 football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Includes views of the uniformed players, the spectators in the stadium and surrounding stands, and the game itself. MAVIS 1833338; Chicago-Michigan football game. DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Automobile parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Feb1900; D3293. Duration: 1:52 at 15 fps. Ref print copies 1 and 2 and dupe neg copy 2 are low contrast; ref print copies 3 and 4 and dupe neg copy 1 are high contrast. DLC Location: New York, N.Y. This may be the first annual automobile parade, held on November 4, 1899 in downtown Manhattan. At least ten different ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 61. The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The mystic swing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6368. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise of the professor. The professor makes another mystic pass and produces a second young lady then ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60559. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50. "In the background are three ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18564. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is the building in which so many of the poor orphans met their death. The place is completely dismantled. In addition to the orphanage is shown one of the principal streets in Galveston blocked with overturned houses and other materials. 50 feet. $7.50. Part ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

    Copyright: no reg. Robert Thomae (Mary). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene. MAVIS 179714. DLC Filmed August 28, 1895, at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, N.J. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Clerks tying up for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34977. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. The film shows two postal employees as they tie into bundles stacks of letters they have just removed from a destination "case." Filmed August 7, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The little train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1905; H65086. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 4:49 (part 1), 4:22 (part 2), and 2:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows the interior of the robbers' den. The walls are decorated with the portraits of notorious criminals and pictures illustrating the exploits of famous bandits. Some of the gang are lounging about, while ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Basket ball, Missouri Valley College /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 10May04; H45596. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 24. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. The subject is a basketball game played between teams of girls. The film shows a section of a basketball court in the foreground, the backboard, and the basket. In the background is a three-story brick schoolbuilding. The short ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The skyscrapers of New York /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Dec1906; H86424. Duration: 4:00 (part 1), 4:32 (part 2), and 3:08 (part 3) at 15 fps. Camera, Fred A. Dobson. This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • The mysterious cafe /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1901; H11495. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Fun in camp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77518. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing a group of soldiers and Red Cross nurses being amused by a number of small children who are riding upon the backs of trick bears. A remarkably fine picture, with U.S. Infantry camp in the background. 30 feet. $4.50. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658. J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16427. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: January 22, 1898. Location: Union Iron Works Shipyard, San Francisco. This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway #1. Four additional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Feb1902; H14291. Camera, William S. Paley. Duration: 1:58 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the canoes find a solid ledge of ice projecting about 200 yards from the wharf, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735. Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Ambasssador Robert Bacon, Ambassador Jules Jusserand, General Jean B. Dalstein, M. Lépine, General Verand, Colonel Jacquot. Duration: 3:40 at 16 fps. Film is out of sequence. DLC Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Château de Vincennes, a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Lurline Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60578. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: At San Francisco. The main feature is the toboggan slide which the bathers use, some sitting, others lying down, head first or feet first. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. August 1897, at the Lurline Baths in San Francisco, California. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906