• 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
  • Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18563. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the entire city of Galveston, including the car system. The building, which is of solid masonry, is a complete wreck, and together with the twisted iron work of the machinery, shows the tremendous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The mystic swing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6368. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise of the professor. The professor makes another mystic pass and produces a second young lady then ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Herald Square /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:11 at 24 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Showing "Herald" building, street and elevated railroad. MAVIS 214311. DLC Filmed May 11, 1896, in New York City. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 203; Maguire & ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18582. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The great train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: according to notes in MAVIS records, all material in the Edison Collection is incomplete, and all but the viewing print, copy 1 (FEA 4498), and the dupe neg pic, copy 1 (FPF 5088) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60562. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • New Black Diamond express /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027. Picture is dark on 35 mm. viewing print, copy 1. DLC Incomplete: 35 mm. viewing print, copy 2, is missing some footage. DLC Duration, 35 mm. copy 1: 0:57 at 16 fps. Duration, 35 mm. copy 2: 0:27 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at one of the curves on the Lehigh Valley ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46693. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:48 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: A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 585; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37443. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:44 at 24 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: From the thick underbrush where the Filipinos are massed comes volley after ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31444. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:27 at 26 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 "war extra" catalog: Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9115. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the center of this scene we see the regimental surgeon directing the movements of the Ambulance Corps. Tenderly they pick up the unfortunates and place them in the ambulance. The numbers disabled show that the battle has been a hot one, and many a poor fellow, if he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Athlete with wand] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:37 at 16 fps. MAVIS 179298; [Athlete with wand]. DLC Filmed February 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 89. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. 1 film reel ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7633. Duration: 1:26 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows the total exposition and its buildings. The film contains a 360-degree pan. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: CIRCULAR PANORAMA OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER. Ungulata. [code for telegraphic orders] A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9016. Duration: 1:24 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Location: Market Street, Canton, Ohio. Photographed from a single-camera position, the film's 160-degree pan shows President McKinley's house and the large line of people being controlled by military troops. The crowd had gathered before going through the President's house to view his body. From a contemporary Edison film company ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • New York City dumping wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32030. Duration: 1:21 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 28, 1903. The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to ...

    • 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
  • Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:50 at 24 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: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080. J. Stuart Blackton (Professor). Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Battle of Chemulpo Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 12Apr1904; H44434. Photographer, Edwin S. Porter. Titles lacking from ref print (copy 1), dupe neg (copy 1) and from arch pos. DLC Titles added to ref print (copy 2) and dupe neg (copy 2) during restoration. DLC A historical re-enactment of a naval battle in Chemulpo Bay off the coast of Korea during the Russo-Japanese war. Shows a Japanese ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904