• Buffalo police on parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43417. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:34 at 22 fps. From Edison films catalog: A street scene showing parade of the entire Buffalo Police Department, 16 men abreast, with military band. Filmed June 10, 1897, in Buffalo, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 309; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Phil Doretto (aka Phil Lauter), Robetta. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman. MAVIS 180338. DLC Filmed ca. November 26, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • AWOL, all wrong old Laddiebuck /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:05 (part 1) and 2:35 (part 2) at 22 fps. From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Concerns American soldiers in Europe after the armstice [sic]. One goes AWOL with "Joy" (Miss AWOL) and after a series of mishaps with her, he is thrown in a guard house while his fellow soldiers go home. From Origin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • Sarah Bernhardt addresses crowd in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:10 at 14 fps. Appearing: Dr. Felix Marot, Elizabeth Ormsby, Sarah Bernhardt. On July 4, 1917, French actress Sarah Bernhardt speaks in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., on behalf of French-American cooperation in the war effort. Addressing more than 50,000 people gathered around a decorated music platform, Mme. Bernhardt stands and speaks from an open touring car parked in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 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
  • Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34970. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 307. As the scene opens, the front of a house, the shrubbery, a staircase, and the sidewalk are visible. From camera left, using a flying dismount, comes a bicycle rider in the uniform of a special delivery messenger. After parking his bicyle, he goes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918] /

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918. Mutual Film Corp. produced and released Screen telegram from Mar.-Nov., 1918. Appearing: Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. During World War I, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. worked for the YMCA in France running canteens, clubs, and leave centers for soldiers and teaching French. She also designed the uniforms worn ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • The phable of a busted romance /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 7Jan16; MP507. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 1:58 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward. Summary from M/B/RS shelflist card. Based on Tom Powers' newspaper comics. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • Interrupted lovers /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Another instance where "the course of true love never runs smooth." From Edison films catalog: The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a lesson. He made a great hit. 140 feet. $21.00. MAVIS 183874. DLC Filmed ca. September 1896. Sources used: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528. Duration: 3:55 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), and 4:20 (part 3) at 16 fps. This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22022. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The messenger boy's mistake /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779. Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, who have just arrived from Europe, disembarking at Ellis Island, N.Y. A most interesting and typical scene. Length 140 feet. Class B. $16.80. The film opens ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania Tunnel excavation /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Aug1905; H65053. Duration: 3:22 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed July 19, 1905. Location: Seventh and Eighth Avenues, New York, N.Y. This film employs a 180-degree pan shot of the excavation site of New York's Pennsylvania Station, and includes shots of the narrow-gauge train used to haul debris from the tunnels under construction. Work began in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:20 at 16 fps. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Joseph M. Nye, Viscount Grey, Rodman Wanamaker. In the summer of 1919, Edward, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, embarked on a tour of the Dominions. After touring Canada for several months, the Prince decided to spend several days in the United States. His visit was the first visit of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • 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
  • 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
  • Freight train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificent scenery. 100 feet. $15.00. Advertised as part of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • 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
  • Humorous phases of funny faces /

    Copyright: The Vitagraph Co. of America; 6Apr1906; H75272. Duration: 3:00 at 20 fps (American Memory online digital file). Incomplete: all material from the Paper Print Collection (paper roll and 16 mm. print and neg) lacking beginning and end credits and most of picture; only sample frames were originally submitted for copyright. DLC J. Stuart Blackton "draws" a series of funny faces, including a line ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906