• Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    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
  • The life of a city--early films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record

    The life of a city--early films of New York from the Paper Pr...

    Copyright: no reg. Alternate title: New York videodisc. DLC Videodisc operates as a level 3 interactive video when run with the Apple MacIntosh version of the American Memory program or as a level 1 video in a standard CAV videodisc player. Copy 2 master is a protection master. DLC Videodisc and users guide available in M/B/RS Reading Room. Digital version also available over the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • Gordon Sisters boxing

    Gordon Sisters boxing

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (114 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6May01; H4083. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:36 at 19 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.

    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-10-21
  • Afghan Women's Stories: the Problematics of Cover

    Afghan Women's Stories: the Problematics of Cover

    Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women and men. The most common observation by Afghan women activists is that we westerners should get over it, that the burka, hot, uncomfortable and inconvenient as it is, is certainly not their most pressing problem. It has even proved ...

    • Contributor: Mills, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-09-19
  • Central high school, gymnastic drill /

    Central high school, gymnastic drill /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45154. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 51 The cameraman placed his equipment at the edge of a school yard where supervised gymnastics were being conducted by high school students. Male students can be seen doing the long and short "horse" exercises to the left of the camera position. In the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34975. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks. Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    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
  • Native daughters /

    Native daughters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16434. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the windows of which numerous flags are waving. The film opens showing the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The skyscrapers of New York /

    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
  • Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 / Catalog Record

    Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of...

    Mode of access: World Wide Web. Title from Web page (viewed on Feb. 9, 2006). Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress. Site offers a perspective on the effects the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906 had on the development of the city. Seventeen films shot before the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • A  tough dance

    A tough dance

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 9Dec1902; H24891. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:45 at 15 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Nov1901; H10816. Duration: 1:03 (part 1) and 3:56 (part 2) at 15 fps. Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Bobby Bumps starts a lodge /

    Bobby Bumps starts a lodge /

    Copyright: Bray Studios, Inc.; 21Sep16; MP723. Duration: 5:15 at 24 fps. Bobby Bumps plays a trick on his friend who wants to be initiated into his lodge. When his friend outsmarts him and saves his life, they both agree to be initiated into the lodge together. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995. Additional holdings for this title ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • An historic feat /

    An historic feat /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16738. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Camera, Raymond Ackerman. Duration: 0:50 at 16 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: 54 feet. Gen. Franklin Bell's famous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 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
  • Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Dec1901; H11749. Duration: 4:00 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 54-55 [MI]. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31447. 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: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Subub surprises the burglar

    Subub surprises the burglar

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (64 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (64 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 reel of 1 (64 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 reel of 1 (64 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 roll ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • A visit to Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912 /

    A visit to Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, O...

    Roosevelt Memorial Association annual report notes film originally released by Pathé Frères under title, A visit to the illustrious colonel. Moving Picture World review appears under title, Theodore Roosevelt. French title undetermined. French language translation title, Une visite à l'illustre colonel, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC One of the intertitles in this version provides production information: "But the Colonel consented ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
  • Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48411. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917 /

    TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR rid...

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Captain Georges Etienne Bertrand, Colonel James A. Ryan, Arthur Meeker, Samuel Insull. Duration: 1:34 at 18 fps. Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching past a reviewing stand for inspection by TR ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio /

    Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9082. Duration: 0:41 at 15 fps. Location: Canton, Ohio. Photographed September 18, 1901. It is apparent that the camera was placed on a platform of a train station. A steam locomotive pulling several passenger cars can be seen nearing the camera position and coming to a stop. The remainder of the film is concerned with the people who get ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

    Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Probable producer, distributor, and distribution date from phone call to W. Jenney at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 8/25/97. Duration: 2:19 (part 1) and 3:50 (part 2) at 22 fps. Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • TR in a rowboat on Oyster Bay, Archie assists with boat to shore, 1914 /

    TR in a rowboat on Oyster Bay, Archie assists with boat to sh...

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Archibald Roosevelt. Originally part of the newsreel series, Hearst-Selig news pictorial, according to the Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection catalog, p. 126. Since Hearst-Selig News Pictorial was produced between Feb. 1914 and Dec. 1915, possible release dates are 1914 or 1915. Duration: 0:30 at 18 fps. On Oyster Bay, Theodore Roosevelt rows alone away from shore. In ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    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
  • Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

    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
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    Copyright: General Electric Co.; 26Jun22; MU2171. Author, H. Schroeder. Duration: 3:37 (part 1), 4:13 (part 2), 4:02 (part 3), 4:02 (part 4), 4:15 (part 5), and 3:35 (part 6) at 16 fps. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Launching, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Christopher Columbus /

    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
  • The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress

    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity a...

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'Diaye, Diana - N'Diaye, Diana Baird
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Fisherman's Wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60562. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The unappreciated joke /

    The unappreciated joke /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted ...

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

    The great train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: according to notes in MAVIS records, all material in the Edison Collection is incomplete, and all but the viewing print, copy 1 (FEA 4498), and the dupe neg pic, copy 1 (FPF 5088) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus /

    Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4August1904; H48850. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Appearing: Alton B. Parker, George B. McClellan. Duration: 0:56 at 18 fps. From three camera positions, the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Parker, bids farewell on the wharf at Esopus to Mayor McClellan and other important Democrats. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; American Film Institute catalog, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37443. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:44 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: From the thick underbrush where the Filipinos are massed comes volley after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Passaic Falls /

    Passaic Falls /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J. MAVIS 183875. DLC Filmed ca. July 1896, in Paterson, N.J. Edison film historian C. Musser notes that the International Film Co. shot a similar film, entitled Passaic Falls in the Maguire & Baucus catalogue; it ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    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
  • Afraid of microbes  /

    Afraid of microbes /

    English title from Moving picture world, Jan. 11, 1908, p. 29, Jan. 18, 1908, p. 36, 50. French title, La peur des microbes, from Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 50. No main title on film, but film appears to be otherwise complete. DLC A man who fears the influenza microbe buys an antiseptic spray from a pharmacist. On ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • The rival brothers' patriotism /

    The rival brothers' patriotism /

    Released in U.S. in April 1911. No French title found for this version. French language translation title, Le patriotisme des frères rivaux, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC Pathé released a shortened version: A sublime sacrifice. U.S. release date is unknown. According to Catalogue Pathé, the French version, also titled Sublime sacrifice, was released in Oct. 1911. LC also holds the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911
  • Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36398. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 76. The subjects seen by the camera are a portion of a large building with columns in front that indicates it is a government building and three small shuttle streetcars across the street from the camera position. As the film progresses, the shuttle cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Brook trout fishing /

    Brook trout fishing /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 16Apr02; H16650. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 38. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. The camera shows a small waterfall and a stream. Across the stream on the bank is a man with a fishing pole in one hand and a retrieving net in the other. During the course of the film, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney. Duration: 1:27 at 18 fps. On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Aug1901; H7674. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 2:32 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • For the papoose /

    For the papoose /

    French language translation title, Pour le papoose, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC Parts of picture and end title lacking; nitrate deterioration printed through. DLC A white man is tired of his Indian bride and falls in love with the daughter of a white settler. He escapes with the white girl and his child, but is pursued by his wife's brother, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

    Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Ca...

    Copyright: Keystone Film Company; 22Apr1915; MP313. Duration: 3:16 (part 1), 3:34 (part 2), 3:24 (part 3), 2:59 (part 4), and 3:39 (part 5) at 15 fps. Cast: Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Photographed: January-February, 1915. Location: San Francisco, California. The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition was San Francisco's second fair (following the 1894 Mid-Winter Fair) and her first major exposition. The 1915 fair celebrated both the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • TR at Forest Hills, New York, 1917 [2] /

    TR at Forest Hills, New York, 1917 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Burgess. Duration: 3:36 (part 1), 1:51 (part 2) at 18 fps. Film sequence does not follow order of actual events. At Forest Hills, July 4, 1917, TR speaks in support of vigorous American war involvement and attacks conscientious objectors in an address at the Forest Hills Gardens railroad station; he later reviews the Forest Hills Rifle Club ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Roosevelt, George Curry, Albert B. Fall. Duration: 2:07 at 18 fps. TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, and attacks President Wilson's Mexican policies. There are long shots of TR being greeted in the courtyard of the Alvarado Hotel; TR walks with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • The clockmaker's secret  /

    The clockmaker's secret /

    French title from Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 45. Original French film, Le secret de l'horloger, released in France in 1907. A clockmaker sells his soul to the devil, but good triumphs over evil in the end. Pathé no. 1940. MAVIS 23898; The clockmaker's secret. DLC Digital files viewed. Sources used: Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34994. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 334. The film shows a two-horse postal delivery wagon backed against a ramp, where two men are unloading the contents of the wagon into a delivery chute. Filmed August 5, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

    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
  • Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    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
  • General Wheeler and Secretary Alger /

    General Wheeler and Secretary Alger /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Feb1903; H28551. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:23 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: 25 feet. This picture was taken ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

    TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, King Haakon, Edith Roosevelt, Queen Maud, Ethel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, Crown Prince Christian, Katharine M. Egan, Dr. Maurice F. Egan. Film sequence does not follow order of actual events. Film is slightly out of frame; flash titles written on leader between scenes. DLC Duration: 4:04 (part 1) and 3:22 (part 2) at 16 fps. While returning from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Birth of the pearl / Catalog Record

    Birth of the pearl /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Jan1903; H27773. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, F.S. Armitage. Duration: 0:53 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database. DLC Two women dressed in elaborately decorated leotards and white tights stand on the edges of a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

    Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

    Russell Frank defines newslore as folklore that comments on, and is therefore indecipherable without knowledge of, current events. Newslore takes multiple forms: jokes; urban legends; digitally altered photographs; mock news stories, press releases or interoffice memoranda; parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements and movie previews and posters; still or animated cartoons and short live-action films. Such material, he argues in his new ...

    • Contributor: Frank, Russell
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-08-10
  • Santa buddies / Catalog Record

    Santa buddies /

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. Dual-layer format. English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Christopher Lloyd, Danny Woodburn, Craig Anton, Michael Teigen, Ben Giroux, Paul Rae, George Wendt. Voices: Tom Bosley, Field Cate, Tim Conway, Chris Coppola, Josh Flitter, Skyler Gisondo, Zachary Gordon, Richard ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Troops making military road in front of Santiago /

    Troops making military road in front of Santiago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:42 at 20 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 catalog: Shows 34th Michigan boys hard at work with pick and shovel, preparing the way for passage of siege guns. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...

    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-10-09
  • [Scenes of the British royal family] /

    [Scenes of the British royal family] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:34 at 18 fps. RMA gives title as King George and Queen Mary of England. Appearing: Queen Mary, King George, Queen Alexandra, the Duke of Connaught, Princess Mary, Princess Victoria. Queen Mary, King George in the uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet, members of the Royal family, a clergyman, and other unidentified people are walking in procession into St. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Charleston chain-gang /

    Charleston chain-gang /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16714. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Sandow

    Sandow

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11June1903; H32496. Original main title lacking. K.R. Niver and the AFI catalog ...

    • Contributor: [American Mutoscope Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Expos...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • An artist's dream /

    An artist's dream /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6369. Duration: 1:03 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring their costumes. Mephisto then touches the artist on the shoulder, awaking him, and disappears. The artist, after rubbing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    Flautist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen present a concert and lecture as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-29
  • Sesame Street. Firefly fun and buggy buddies / Catalog Record

    Sesame Street. Firefly fun and buggy buddies /

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; full screen; Dolby Digital. English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Title from container. Voices: Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Emilio Delgado, Nitya Vidyasagar, Sonia Manzano, Chris Knowings. Originally broadcast on television. Not rated. Join your Sesame Street friends for fun stories and segments all about bugs. Telly and Baby Bear try to figure out how to catch a firefly. But ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Singer and guitarist Daithi Sproule and Highland bagpiper Robert Watt perform in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-23
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    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
  • TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Richard M. Hurd. Duration: 1:53 at 18 fps. Unrelated footage of TR speaking at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ca. ft. 43-48. On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Saga...

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists date in title as 1916. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:28 at 16 fps. TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. Film includes a side view of TR and a frontal view shot from the rear of the crowd. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    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
  • Reverb

    Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16389. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25. MAVIS 1627559; Panorama of Place de L'Opera. DLC Filmed July 1900, during the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 607; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Elevated railroad, New York /

    Elevated railroad, New York /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Feb1903; H28548. Duration: 1:07 at 15 fps. The film was photographed from the front platform of a train traveling over elevated tracks in New York City. Although many of the buildings alongside the tracks can be seen, it is difficult to determine the exact location of the scene. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    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
  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364. Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh). Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Panorama view street car motor room /

    Panorama view street car motor room /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45147. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:35 at 15 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 A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • TR at Billings, Montana [1918] /

    TR at Billings, Montana [1918] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918. Duration: 0:20 at 18 fps. In Billings, Montana, on October 5, 1918, to speak on behalf of the Liberty Loan and to denounce the Nonpartisan League of Farmers for its pacifist orientation, TR appears in a touring car greeting Billings citizens. Long shot of TR doffing his hat and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    President McKinley taking the oath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1794. Duration: 0:44 at 15 fps. Photographed March, 1901. Location: Washington, D.C. This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Hotel Del Monte /

    Hotel Del Monte /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60586. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows a party of tourists at this famous resort; located in Monterey, Cal., on the Southern Pacific Railroad. The magnificence of its surroundings is clearly shown. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Dud leaves home /

    Dud leaves home /

    Copyright: Bray Studios, Inc.; 9Oct19; MP1443. Duration: 4:57 at 22 fps. Dud wants to buy his girlfriend Maime an ice cream cone so he breaks open his mother's bank, and splits their last dime in half in the process. His mother punishes him so he runs away. Dud is scared by imaginary ghosts in the dark, so he runs back home where he gets ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • Kindergarten ball game /

    Kindergarten ball game /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45156. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 174. A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. /

    Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34982. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 94. The opening scene shows a yard in front of what seems to be a two-story house. A small boy is standing in front of the house near a post box fastened to one of the columns supporting the roof of the building. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia

    Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of...

    Ethno-musicologist, scholar and performer Malkhaz Erkvanidze talked about collecting traditional sacred and secular music in the Republic of Georgia as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir assisted him with performance of material he and the members of his ensemble have collected.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-11-17
  • The mystic swing /

    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
  • Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. /

    Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34971. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 342. The camera shows the action of two postal employees as they remove mail sacks from the semicircular rack where they are placed so they can be filled with mail for their respective locations. The two postal employees stack the mail sacks on a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Spirit of '76

    Spirit of '76

    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.; 19May1905; H61107. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Annie Oakley /

    Annie Oakley /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Annie Oakley. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West," exhibition of rifle shooting at glass balls, etc. $15.00. MAVIS 179286. DLC Filmed November 1, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 26Apr17; LP10674. A Conquest picture. According to the Kleine catalog, this film was likely never released, although originally intended for release by Forum Films in May 1917 as part of the Edison Conquest program no. 3. Duration: 3:49 (part 1), 4:04 (part 2), and 4:43 (part 3) at 18 fps. An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72831. Duration: 3:12 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in the Transvaal. The scene opens with the soldiers clad in campaign uniform, marching under the triumphal arch, cheered by thousands of spectators who are waving English flags. Filmed October 30, 1899, in Quebec, Canada. Sources used: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 585; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Oscar Straus /

    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
  • Betsy Ross dance

    Betsy Ross dance

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • St. Patrick's Day parade, Lowell, Mass.

    St. Patrick's Day parade, Lowell, Mass.

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:21 at 16 fps. Shows policemen and men in top hats and formal riding attire carrying large bunches of flowers as they parade on horseback. Angle changes slightly as a marching band carrying a drum inscribed Bugle Corps, Lowell appears, followed by a uniformed military group carrying rifles and marching in formation. Angle changes to show carriages and the rest ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

    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
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. The speaker introduces the incumbent president of the United States, William F. McKinley. The remainder of the film is a straight-on moving photograph of the president during his last public speech. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901