• 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
  • The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Mar17; MP893. Original release was tinted. Duration: 3:23 (part 1) and 2:50 (part 2) at 22 fps. Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Krazy Kat goes a-wooing /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 29Feb16; MP557. Story, George Herriman. Duration: 2:15 at 22 fps. Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks. Summary from M/B/RS preliminary catalog card. Based on George Herriman's comic strip Krazy Kat. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Digital file includes a piano score composed and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • A romance of the rail /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Oct1903; H36500. Duration: 4:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The serenaders

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Nov1902; H23801. Original main title lacking. Bitzer is listed as cameraman on ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • May Irwin kiss /

    Copyright: no reg. May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown. From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 26Apr17; LP10674. A Conquest picture. According to the Kleine catalog, this film was likely never released, although originally intended for release by Forum Films in May 1917 as part of the Edison Conquest program no. 3. Duration: 3:49 (part 1), 4:04 (part 2), and 4:43 (part 3) at 18 fps. An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Love in a hammock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Jan1901; H375. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 2:06 at 26 fps. A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. On reel ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21660. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. 2 reels of 2 (ca. 570 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • A frontier flirtation

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (48 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 1Oct1903; H36403. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903