• Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Steam hammer, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 13May1904; H45953. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:29 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From what appears to be a furnace, a large, glowing block is lifted with the help of a crane over to a table by a group of men. A hammer comes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364. Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh). Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Charity ball

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1897; 53737. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:34 at 22 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60555. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • After launching /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735. Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola bottle with color chart]

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Trinidad Fieldwork, 1936

    Filmed in 1936 on 16mm, Katherine Dunham captured calenda and banda dances of Trinidad in outdoor settings, accompanied by male drummers and women singing and playing maracas. (Content).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • Panorama of the Paris Exposition, from the Seine /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16388. Duration: 3:07 (part 1) and 3:01 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This panoramic scene is taken from a Seine steamboat and gives a rapid view of the banks of the river. The launch steams under six bridges and past the Street of Nations. The United States Building is a prominent white domed structure, gay ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4Jun1903; H32394. Duration: 2:04 (part 1) and 2:43 (part 2) at 10 fps. Camera, H.J. Miles. This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00am to 9:20am. The Monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola bottle with three hot dogs (1 of 3)]

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Esquimaux village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7327. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first of three camera positions shows a low building resembling an igloo beside a small pool, and an ice floe. Dark-complexioned people dressed as Eskimos run up and down alongside the pool, and a dog pulls a sled. Next, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Street mail car, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34992. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 314. The first scene appears to have been taken on a main thoroughfare of large city. In the immediate foreground is a horse-drawn U.S. mail vehicle waiting at the side of a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Hadj Cheriff /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Hadji L. Cheriff. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 179351. DLC Filmed October 6, 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; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 137. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. 1 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Cutting and canaling ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14436. Title crossed referenced with films: Circular panorama of housing the ice ; Loading the ice on cars, conveying it across the mountains and loading it into boats. The camera shows what appears to be a frozen-over lake on which men are driving teams of horses pulling a device similar to a plow. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22021. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows the cadets going through the gun drill, also loading, firing and charging. This is also a very stirring picture and is full of animation. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of ...

    • 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
  • Caicedo (with pole) /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan A. Caicedo. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Venezuelan rope and slack wire walker Juan Caicedo performed in the U.S. during 1894 and again at the end of the century. From May ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Cancelling machine, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34974. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 45. The camera that photographed this film, built around the operation of cancelling mail, was placed high enough to include not only the machine and its operation but also the man who was making it work. During the film, a large number of envelopes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Latina, dislocation act

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21Nov1905; H68886. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 17Mar16; MP574. Story, George Herriman. Duration: 3:00 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about the adventures of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus, where they demonstrate their courage to each other by attempting to scare a woman. Summary from M/B/RS shelflist preliminary catalog card. Based on George Herriman's comic strip Krazy Kat. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, 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