• The story of the Panama Canal [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Editor, Caroline Gentry. Appearing: President McKinley, President Roosevelt, President Coolidge, President Manuel Amador Guerrero, Lyman J. Gage, Philander C. Knox, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, William R. Day, Elihu Root, Charles E. Smith, James Wilson, Dr. William C. Gorgas, Colonel George W. Goethals. Duration: 3:45 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), 3:58 (part 3), 4:14 (part 4), 3:51 (part 5), 4:03 (part 6), 4:20 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1927
  • Boat race /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jan04; H55396. Title cross referenced with film title: Battleship "Indiana" in action. Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, Wallace McCutcheon. Cameramen credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 32. Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Wagner, Rosanne - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • Canoeing on the Charles River, Boston, Mass. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 21Jul04; H48348. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 45. Duration: 2:09 at 16 fps. About fifty canoes filled with people on an outing in the summertime were photographed from a single camera position from a bridge overlooking the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Levi & Cohen, the Irish comedians

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 8July1903; H33281. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:58 at 17 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Ameta

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30752. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:26 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Christopher Columbus /

    French title and director from BFI film & TV database, Nov. 7, 2006. Incomplete: missing part of picture at end. DLC Reenacts scenes from the life of Christopher Columbus, including the discovery of America. Digital files viewed. Sources used: Moving picture world, vol. 6, p. 847; BFI film & TV database, Nov. 7, 2006; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 187. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • 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
  • San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:19 at 12 fps. Photographed: September 23, 1903. Location: Dupont Street [now Grant Avenue], Chinatown, San Francisco. This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral procession of Tom Kim Yung (1858-1903), military attache to the Chinese Legation to the United States. The funeral procession took place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 1903, and was probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28July1905; H63906. Duration: 4:14 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 17Oct04; H51702. Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, A. E. Weed. Cameramen credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 18. This automobile race was filmed from many camera positions. Several different types of motor cars from all parts of the world are seen. A series of interconnecting roads was used as the race course. Filmed October 8, 1904 in Long ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Maniac chase /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1904; H51386. Duration: 3:50 (part 1) and 4:37 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with the interior of a cell in an insane asylum. The inmate, who imagines himself to be Napoleon the Great, is seated at a table dressed in the costume of that world renowned general. A keeper enters with a bowl ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Launch of life boat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60570. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., commanded by Capt. Joseph Hodgson, and shows the crew in the act of starting for a wreck. The scene opens with the opening of the boat-house door, followed by the boat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of 3)

    • Contributor: Kish, Karl - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43410. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16437. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Location: Marin County, California. This film shows the summit portion of the Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway, the Tamalpais Tavern resort, and part of the adjacent east peak of Mount Tamalpais. The film was probably made in February 1898 at mid-morning. Mount Tamalpais is a prominent east-west ridge in southern Marin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The phable of the phat woman /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 18Jan16; MP506. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 2:08 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about a fat lady who attempts unsuccessfully to lose weight. Summary from M/B/RS preliminary catalog card. Based on Tom Powers' newspaper comics. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Hilltop outtake: Young lady in white blouse and pan right

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 1. E.C. Cok 121 - ôBuy the Worldö Original. Color Dailies. Can No. 7028 There is no audio. 51 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Kawana Trio

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (390 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (390 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: Hans A. Spanuth; title & descr., 17Apr19; 4 prints, 5Apr19; LU13859. Copyright under the title "Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movies" covers this film and three other Spanuth acts not held by ...

    • Contributor: Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 25th Infantry /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21May1902; H17963. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Camera, Raymond Ackerman. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. From the Biograph picture catalogue: Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. 2 reels of 2 (ca. 570 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18566. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31431. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 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 "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45460. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:49 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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