• 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
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. The speaker introduces the incumbent president of the United States, William F. McKinley. The remainder of the film is a straight-on moving photograph of the president during his last public speech. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch a parade. In the background are several large exposition buildings. A band in uniform passes the camera, and following that are many show horses of various types led by their handlers. From ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16387. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. The single camera position is from the top of a building identified as the Trocadero Palace; the camera is pointed toward the Eiffel Tower. The film shows only up to the first arch of the Eiffel Tower. MAVIS 1627574; Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace. DLC Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jun1901; H4968. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 3:51 (part 2), and 3:35 (part 3) at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The entire film was photographed from an excursion vessel traveling through all of the waterways surrounding the Exposition. The major exhibit buildings and amusement attractions of the fair can be seen as the boat makes its way through the area, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16383. Duration: 1:30 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28May1901; H4637. Duration: 1:48 at 15 fps. Photographed May 20, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. A group of dignitaries from various countries was photographed from a single camera position participating in a parade marking the opening of the Pan-American Exposition. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: OPENING OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION ON MAY 20th, 1901. Ungehofft [code for telegraphic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins with a slow pan over the tower building of the exposition, which was lighted by electric lights. The pan goes from a daylight shot of the grounds to what appears to be a special effects situation involving back lighting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Scene from the elevator ascending Eiffel Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16386. Duration: 1:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A marvelously clear picture taken from the top of the elevator of the Eiffel Tower during going up and coming down of the car. This wonderful tower is 1,000 feet in height, and the picture produces a most sensational effect. As the camera leaves the ground and rises to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8588. Duration: 1:28 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. From a single camera position pointed directly at the reviewing stand, the film shows President McKinley and his entourage as they stand in the reviewing stand and take the salute of the passing American infantry troops. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PRESIDENT McKINLEY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Esplanade des Invalides /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16379. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Beginning with the camera pointing toward the Invalides entrance, with the tomb of Napoleon in the background. The camera is slowly revolved until it rests upon the new and beautiful bridge of Alexander III, showing the immense crowds entering the Exposition. 100 ft. 15.00. MAVIS 1627577; Esplanades des invalides. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of esplanade by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633. Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glowing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18583. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Oct1901; H10111. Duration: 1:18 at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Leap-frog" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Palace of Electricity /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16380. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the Exposition grounds with a close view of the Palace of Electricity. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-whip" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows buildings resembling igloos on ice floes, in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16381. Duration: 1:46 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera is stationed on the middle walk of the Platform Mobile, as the French call it, and gives further views and incidents of this Paris Exposition novelty. 100 feet. 15.00. Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Champs de Mars /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16382. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background. 135 feet. 20.25. MAVIS 1627563; Champs de Mars. DLC Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16385. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the entire height of this wonderful structure from the base of the dome and return, with the great Paris Exposition in the background, looking down Champs de Mars. A most realistic picture. 90 feet. $13.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film includes the earliest camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Japanese village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330. Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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