• The first sleigh-ride /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jan1897; 3846. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters. MAVIS 180350. DLC Filmed December 24, 1896, on River Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Swimming pool, Palm Beach /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Feb05; H56666. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 319. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a swimming pool with a white building on the far side. Several persons in bathing suits dive into the water from a springboard, as well as from the balcony above. Filmed February 3, 1905 in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46692. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:34 at 22 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 Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Dotting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Sept1901; H8753. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 0:49 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 catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France /

    A George Kleine attraction. French language translation title, Sur la côte du Golfe de Gascogne, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC A travelog of the frontier dividing France and Spain, with views of the Hendaye Coast, France; the village of Fontarabia, Spain; Saint Marie Gate at Fontarabia; a shopping center; homes of fishermen; the frontier of Spain; Behobie, Spain; the International ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911
  • [Gertie on tour--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 1:22 at 24 fps. Gertie is a dinosaur who lives in present times. She encounters a train and dreams of being the life of the party in her time. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. On reel with: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • [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
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, who have just arrived from Europe, disembarking at Ellis Island, N.Y. A most interesting and typical scene. Length 140 feet. Class B. $16.80. The film opens ...

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

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (117 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The golden lily /

    Main title lacking. Identification from intertitles. DLC Four intertitles appearing at head of film are also placed correctly in body of film. DLC Original French film, Le lys d'or, released in France in 1910. English language intertitled version reissued by Southern Church Film Corporation; date of reissue unknown. LC has reissue copy. DLC Nitrate deterioration printed through at end of film. DLC A poor, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Opening the Williamsburg Bridge /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Feb1904; H42039. Duration: 0:55 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: East River, New York, N.Y. The film was shot on the roadway of the newly constructed Williamsburg Bridge. The first people to come into view are press photographers carrying large wooden "box" cameras [Frame: 0690]. Next, a parade of dignitaries and military ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seekers watch the loading of their outfits, clothing, kits and provisions into the hole of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The sculptor's nightmare /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4May1908; H110169. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Anthony O'Sullivan, Eddie Dillon, D.W. Griffith. Duration: 4:54 (part 1), 3:59 (part 2), 2:07 (part 3) at 16 fps. At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • McKinley and party /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27386. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:51 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: 54 feet. This picture has been ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • King Edward's funeral, 1910 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Film goes in and out of frame, ca. ft. 1-41, 68-72, 139. DLC Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 3:47 at 18 fps. Ceremonial funeral procession of King Edward VII (1901-1910) passing through the streets of London on May 20, 1910. Views of the moving casket, heads of state walking behind the casket, the royal carriage, and various marching military units. Attending the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Trapeze disrobing act

    motion picture | 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 1 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (ca. 96 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria greeted by his people /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:00 at 18 fps. Location in title unverified. Views of Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, and an entourage of military officers and civilians walking down a wide avenue; the street is lined with people greeting the Emperor. Interior title notes location as Vienna, Austria and notes TR as being entertained by the Emperor at the palace. TR visited the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri

    By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play ...

    • Contributor: Stroughmatt, Dennis
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-21
  • Regret to inform

    DVD format. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. Barbara Sonneborn, Xuan Ngoc Nguyen. Music, Todd Boekelheide ; cinematography, Emiko Omori, Daniel Reeves, Nancy Schiesari; editing, Lucy Massie Phenix, Ken Schneider. Videodisc release of the 1998 motion picture. For specific features see interactive menu. In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • Carriers at work, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34978. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48. The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately twenty-five feet. The placement of the equipment and its use by the post ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-01-31
  • Feet first

    DVD-R. Helden Lipai, Joyce Peter, Enster Albert, Josaleen Santiago, Carmen Jim, Drusihla Frank. Director, Sepio Joseph ; executive producer, Francis X. Hezel. A man cuts his foot accidentally while gardening but he doesn't feel it. When the wound fails to heal, he consults a local healer. He finally goes to the doctor who gives a stern warning about uncontrolled diabetes and the risk of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Chimmie Hicks at the races

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16734. Original main title lacking. Approximate release date of Nov. 1900 ...

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