• Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 54. Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there ...

    • 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
  • Expert bag punching

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (101 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (101 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (101 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28July1903; H33886. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:30 at 18 fps. Materials ...

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

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 526; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • TR, Mayor Mitchel, Governor Charles Whitman of New York, and Myron Herrick, 1917 /

    Copyright: reg unknown. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Governor Charles S. Whitman, Myron T. Herrick, Mayor John P. Mitchel. Duration: 0:08 at 16 fps. Close-up view of New York Governor Charles S. Whitman (1915-1918), Myron T. Herrick, formerly governor of Ohio and United States ambassador to France, and New York City Mayor John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) reviewing a parade of New York National Guardsmen from the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.

    • Contributor: Berntsons, The
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-12-03
  • 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
  • Wounded soldiers embarking in row boats /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30727. Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:27 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 Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. This picture was taken after the battle of Las ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03May06; H76605. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 303. At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Aug1905; H65053. Duration: 3:22 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed July 19, 1905. Location: Seventh and Eighth Avenues, New York, N.Y. This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • 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
  • La poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose /

    Original French title from Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1896 à 1907, pp. 916-917 and AFI STAR database record no. 1240. Original English language title from AFI STAR database record no. 1240 and American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.06609. U.S. release in 1905 was by Pathé Frères and S. Lubin. Photography and special effects, Segundo de Chomón. Julienne Mathieu. Original ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • A frontier flirtation

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 1Oct1903; H36403. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [The effects of new wine] /

    All titles lacking; title and production company from a 1941 inventory of Kleine films. DLC Original French and U.S. release undetermined. French language translation title, Le vin nouveau et le mal, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC A family travels by train to the country for a picnic; they are served new wine at a riverside café and then they wander ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Feb1899; 10651. Original main title lacking. DLC According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the film was made by Vitagraph producers and Edison licensees J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith, then submitted as a negative to Edison's Kinetograph Dept., which copyrighted and distributed the title. (Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 481-482) Date is copyright and production date; unable to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Aug04; H48986. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 244. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Feb1900; D3543. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. November 18, 1899, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38515. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:51 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: The Filipinos execute a flank movement and re-occupy the trenches, cutting off ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Oscar Straus /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Oscar S. Straus. Duration: 0:11 at 20 fps. Close shot of Oscar S. Straus, author, United States ambassador, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague for six three-year terms beginning in 1902, and Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909). Seated at desk, Straus answers telephone and talks. Roosevelt Memorial Association number: RMA 312-01-03. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Governor Roosevelt and staff /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21May1902; H17968. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Camera, F.S. Armitage. Duration: 0:53 at 18 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 the Biograph picture catalogue: 65 feet. Taken during the land ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Jun1898; 38256. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: May 13, 1898. Location: Pacific Mail Steamship Company Dock, San Francisco. This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • San Francisco's future /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:27 (part 1) and 2:13 (part 2) at 15 fps. Location: San Francisco, California. By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Skating on lake, Central Park /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25Aug1902; H21313. Duration: 0:54 at 15 fps. Camera, Frederick S. Armitage. Photographed February 5, 1900. Location: Central Park, New York, N.Y. The view is of a frozen lake in Central Park crowded with ice skaters. The film is of such poor quality that it is difficult to tell if the apparent "snow" is real or just scratches on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902