• 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
  • [Quentin Roosevelt]; Clemenceau and Foch, 1917-1919 /

    Copyright: no reg. Dates in title unverified. Appearing: Quentin Roosevelt, Georges Clemenceau, Ferdinand Foch, John J. Pershing, Edward Rickenbacker, André Tardieu, Maxime Weygand, James W. McAndrews. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. Film appears to have been photographed in France during WWI. Medium close shot of Quentin Roosevelt with a small building in background; brief shot of French and American officers, including Lieutenant Edward V. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Policy and pie /

    Title appears in some sources as Policy & pie. Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:31 (part 1) and 3:29 (part 2) at 22 fps. The Captain gets a life insurance policy and gives it to his wife. In gratitude she makes him a pie. The Katzenjammer Kids play a trick on the Captain and sneak toads into his pie so that he would think his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • 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
  • Little mischief /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:25 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:46 at 15 fps. Photographed: 1906. Location: San Francisco, California. This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the city. The Army played a major role in relief and refugee ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Shooting captured insurgents /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46696. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 34 fps. From Edison films catalog: A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture. 50 feet. $7.50. Reenacted ca. July 1898, probably in New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Fun in camp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77518. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing a group of soldiers and Red Cross nurses being amused by a number of small children who are riding upon the backs of trick bears. A remarkably fine picture, with U.S. Infantry camp in the background. 30 feet. $4.50. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • Carmencita /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera. Six months before filming, she had been performing at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. MAVIS 179915; Carmencita. DLC Filmed March ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Taping coils, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45461. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:22 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work. Biograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • Chicago-Michigan football game /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 2:30 (part 2) at 20 fps. Excerpts of a 1903 football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Includes views of the uniformed players, the spectators in the stadium and surrounding stands, and the game itself. MAVIS 1833338; Chicago-Michigan football game. DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 /

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    • Original Format: Film, Video - Web Pages
    • Date: 1894
  • At the foot of the Flatiron /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Nov1903; H37499. Duration: 2:19 at 15 fps. Camera, A.E. Weed. This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner. Filmed on a very windy day, pedestrians of various descriptions are seen passing by the camera, clutching hats and skirts against the wind. According to some New York ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Crissie Sheridan

    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: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60590. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:40 at 19 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16384. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the main entrance. Hundreds of carriages and characteristic Parisian buses are passing. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 605-06; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • The magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4733. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900