• Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45402. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:25 at 14 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Rows of women are shown at tables with winding machines. They wind using material from spools behind them, apparently putting the finished products on the table in front of them. Various ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13May04; H45954. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Duration: 3:34 at 16 fps. The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker. Filmed April 30, 1904 in St. Louis. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Cattle leaving the corral /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb98; 13542. Duration: 0:30 at 28 fps. The single camera shows a fenced area, a large gate, two men on the fencepost above the gate, and a large herd of cattle behind the gate. The gate is opened and the cattle stream through the opening, herded by four men on horseback. As the film ends, all of the herd ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Boys diving, Honolulu /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 10Apr02; H16361. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 35. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. A large group of small boys stand on a pier, looking up at what probably is the railing and hoping pennies will be thrown into the water for them to retrieve. The boys are clothed only in swim ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Noon hour, Hope Webbing Co. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38864. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 224. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. The single-camera position shows the employees of a manufacturing company as they pass by during the noon hour. Filmed November 23, 1903 in Pawtucket, RI. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Old mail coach at Ford, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34990. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 228. The film begins by showing a river approximately fifty yards wide. The opposite bank from the camera position is wooded. Shortly after the beginning of the film, four horses, drawing a standard passenger-and-mail coach, head for the camera position. The horse-drawn vehicle proceeds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [End of school day at coeducational school] /

    Copyright: reg unknown. Formerly known in the Kleine Collection as: Graduation day in a coeducational school. Film lacks all titles; main title from leader. DLC Duration: 2:23 at 16 fps. A factual film in which exuberant boys and girls, apparently high school students, walk through the arches of a school building and down the steps. Most of the boys wear caps and most of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
  • Buffalo stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43408. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into the yards, where they are sold and distributed. 50 feet. 7.50. Filmed ca. early June 1897, in Buffalo, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45400. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:44 at 14.54 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 Almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Tossing eggs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16117. Title cross referenced with film: Scrambling for eggs. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a group of adults and adolescents on what appears to be the side of a hill in a pine grove, tossing and retrieving eggs. There is good footage of the participants's apparel. Filmed April 1, 1900 at the White House in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Loading mail car, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34993. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. This film, part of series on the various activities of the Post Office, starts with a scene of a large railroad mail car on a siding. A horse-drawn, four-wheeled vehicle with a sign "U.S. Mail" on the side proceeds away from the camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Giant coal dumper /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43407. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:39 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows how a full carload of coal is loaded into a vessel every thirty seconds at the great Erie Railroad docks, Cleveland, Ohio. Great clouds of coal dust rise as each car is unloaded. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. No titles. DLC Source used: Moving picture world, v. 23, p. 1585. Duration: 3:42 at 18 fps. Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at 135th St. and Broadway where Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve. Large numbers of men, women and children leave the theater, some as many ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43406. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars to the slaughter beds. The sheep, pressed by the driver and frightened by the surroundings and confusion, move very fast. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Procession of floats /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16425. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:32 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet long. It carries a full load of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634. Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on the then-famous Electric Tower built for the Exposition at Buffalo, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • [Easter Sunday, Atlantic City boardwalk] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Copyright notice on film: Thomas A. Edison ; 1904. Title from Kleine inventory. Nitrate deterioration printed through. DLC Duration: 2:13 at 18 fps. Crowds of people in their Easter finery parade on the boardwalk near Green's Hotel, and near a pier in Atlantic City. Some people ride in stroller chairs, one man pushes a baby carriage, and the ladies hold their ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 07Nov05; H68324. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 371. Several teams of wrestlers in action were photographed from a single-camera position on the set of the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club. Filmed November 1, 1905 in Studio, N.Y.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Boat race /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jan04; H55396. Title cross referenced with film title: Battleship "Indiana" in action. Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, Wallace McCutcheon. Cameramen credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 32. Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Auto boat race on the Hudson /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Jun04; H47332. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 2:34 at 16 fps. The single camera position was from the point of view of the judge of the course. The films shows a boat race between small, motor-driven speed boats, which were approximately twenty feet long with the inboard engine decked over. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Pawtucket Fire Department /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38865. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 246. A good film, photographed from a single-camera position, of the Fire Department of the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and its equipment. For the time, the apparatus was ultramodern. Filmed November 23, 1903 in Pawtucket, RI. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 1] /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34989. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48. The opening scene shows the steps of a large public building. Above the steps is a door out of which, coming toward the camera position, are approximately a hundred and fifty mail carriers of the postal service. They are in uniform and are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903