• Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées 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 pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 611; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2467. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Rapidly one after the other coach after coach passes before the camera. First comes a big one, six horses, crowded top and inside with tourists. They wave hats and handkerchiefs as they pass. Then comes another; then follows four more, each drawn by a four-horse team, while ten or ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Montreal Fire Department on runners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Mar1901; H2443. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18579. Duration: 1:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle of the Place de la Concorde, passing hundreds of carriages and busses. The beginning of the picture shows the historical church of the Madeleine in the background, the picture ending by approaching ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • White Wings on review /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033. Duration: 3:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 29, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, probably Fifth Avenue. Rows of men wearing the white uniforms of New York City street sweepers (known as White Wings) march by the camera. Each row has a police escort. The parade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13568. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley car comes along; bicycle riders and pedestrians. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2468. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of tourists. Up dashes a spanking team of six, seemingly as fresh and spirited as when they started. Friends who are waiting on the piazza rush to greet the new arrivals and help ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60596. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise date of this film and the arrest charge are uncertain. It is possible that the arrest was connected with the smuggling of illegal immigrants from China. By mutual agreement between China and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • A morning alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1896; 64784. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:51 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the prancing of the horses, and even the startled expression upon the faces of the spectators, are all ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Sleighing scene /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1898; 73462. Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps. Location: West Side Drive, Central Park, New York, N.Y. A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16389. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25. MAVIS 1627559; Panorama of Place de L'Opera. DLC Filmed July 1900, during the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 607; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Hotel Del Monte /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60586. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows a party of tourists at this famous resort; located in Monterey, Cal., on the Southern Pacific Railroad. The magnificence of its surroundings is clearly shown. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16384. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the main entrance. Hundreds of carriages and characteristic Parisian buses are passing. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 605-06; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60584. Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps. Location: San Jose, California. This brief film shows an excursion party passing in the carriage drive of the Vendome Hotel, a major resort hotel in San Jose, south of San Francisco. The exact date of the film is unknown, but may be in October 1897. The camera faces north-northwest in the carriage drive, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Buffalo Fire Department in action /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43411. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue: Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder. Several of the engines and wagons are drawn ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Going to the fire /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: This scene shows almost the entire Fire Department led by the Chief, responding to an alarm. The horses, said to be the finest of their kind in the country, present a thrilling spectacle as they dash rapidly by, flecked with foam, and panting from the exertion of their long gallop. MAVIS 180349. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38517. Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps. Photographed June 1, 1899. Location: 14th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y. The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading at a crowded Union Square. There are members of the Bicycle Squad [Frame: 0396], mounted horses [0612], and two regimental marching bands [2518, 3456]. At the time of filming, the New York ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The first sleigh-ride /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jan1897; 3846. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters. MAVIS 180350. DLC Filmed December 24, 1896, on River Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897