• Circular panorama of housing the ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14440. The camera photographed an area of industrial activity. Against a hill approximately one hundred feet in height, ten escalatorlike conveyors have been constructed. The film indicates that the system was designed to lift ice that had been cut from a lake to the top of a hill where it was either stored or shipped. The camera pans ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Lancaster, Pa., high school] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. All titles lacking. DLC Title and production information from Kleine inventories. Duration: 1:56 at 18 fps. Shows boys and girls going out the door and down the steps of a high school building in Lancaster, Pa. The boys come out first, led by a man, probably a teacher, holding a young boy's hand. The boys wear suits, and a few carry ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45598. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:18 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Aug04; H48986. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 244. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Clerks tying up for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34977. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. The film shows two postal employees as they tie into bundles stacks of letters they have just removed from a destination "case." Filmed August 7, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Midway of Charleston exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16713. Duration: 0:21 at 16 fps. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows people walking on the midway at the Charleston Exposition. Very few objects are discernible because of the distance. Filmed April 1902 in Charleston, SC. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03May06; H76605. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 303. At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 54. Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45401. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45597. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Asia in America, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 28May04; H46575. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 0:52 at 20 fps. The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes. Available also ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Aug03; H34521. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 297. Duration: 1:32 at 16 fps. The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • The roller skate craze /

    Copyright: Selig; 09Aug07; H97845. Duration: 0:18 at 16 fps. During this short film, the cameraman photographed many different people in varied walks of life all of whom are wearing roller skates. Each scene, since the camera changed from individual to individual, is too short to allow any further description. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • International contest for the heavyweight championship--Squires vs. Burns, Ocean View, Cal., July 4th, 1907 /

    Copyright: Miles Brothers; 18Jul07; H96711. Cameraman, Herbert J. Miles [?]. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 161. Duration: 2:40 at 18 fps. This is an actual film of the heavyweight championship prize fight. The fight was labeled the shortest and fiercest prize fight on record up to that time. Filmed July 4, 1907 in Ocean View, California. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • 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
  • 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
  • Princeton and Yale football game /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 19Nov03; H38332. Cameraman, A.C. Abadie. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 263. Duration: 3:47 at 16 fps. The camera was moved to many positions throughout the stadium, which contained an estimated 50,000 spectators. The opening scene was a complete pan around the locale, showing the crowd assembled to watch the game. The remaining scenes were photographed from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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. /

    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
  • 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