• Love and war /

    Copyright: James H. White; 28Nov1899; 77713. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 3:02 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: An illustrated song telling the story of a hero who leaves for the war as a private, is promoted ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • A street Arab /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2468. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of tourists. Up dashes a spanking team of six, seemingly as fresh and spirited as when they started. Friends who are waiting on the piazza rush to greet the new arrivals and help ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Montreal Fire Department on runners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Mar1901; H2443. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Appearing: Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing. Originally released for kinetoscope exhibition. Duration: 0:37 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: An actual six-round contest between Mike Leonard, commonly called the "Beau Brummel" of pugilism, and Jack Cushing. Full of hard fighting, clever hits, punches, leads, dodges, body blows and some slugging. Sold by rounds. Each round contains 150 feet. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1901; H9310. Duration: 3:44 at 16 fps. From K. Niver: This film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge by the Duke of York, later King of England and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth. Many high-ranking military officials of both England and Canada are with him. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38240. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:34 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 catalog: Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Sioux ghost dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Grandma and the bad boys /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Dec1900; D23260. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the kitchen which is strewn with cooking utensils, indicating that grandma is busy preparing the Christmas pastry. Two bad boys of the red headed, freckled face type, enter. The mischievous expressions on their faces indicate that they have already planned a huge joke on grandma. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Fisherman's luck /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52618. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. August or September 1897. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes on, slowly receeding from view. 150 feet. $22.50. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Admiral cigarette /

    Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7258. Duration: 2:28 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: The troops are turning into the Prado from a side street, where stands a triumphal arch erected by the Cubans; but which Gen. Brooke, the Military Governor of Cuba, would not permit to be finished, as he allowed no demonstrations of any kind. The soldiers are the First Texas ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • [Dickson greeting] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:03 (part A) and 0:15 (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 by May 20, 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins with a slow pan over the tower building of the exposition, which was lighted by electric lights. The pan goes from a daylight shot of the grounds to what appears to be a special effects situation involving back lighting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9015. Duration: 3:07 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. The first scene shows the casket being carried from his home by the honor guard and placed in the hearse. The second scene shows the hearse, the honor guard, and people lining ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Jan1900; D1727. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing a pretty cook mixing bread in the kitchen. Jones comes in unexpectedly from a trip and carries a dress suit case. He inquires for his wife and is told by the cook that she is absent. Jones is hungry and asks for something to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63830. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:24 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 Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00 According to Edison film historian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52048. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 20 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: Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Sarashe Sisters. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Three Japanese ladies in the costumes of their country. From Edison films catalog: A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet. $6.75. Filmed ca. October-November 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • [Buster's revenge on the tramp] /

    Duration: 1:43 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. The title, Buster's dog to the rescue, was originally used for this film. It has also been used for another film in the Buster Brown series, which LC also holds. For more information, see ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904