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  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn from Ohio perform banjo and string band songs and music at the Library of Congress, June 22, 2011. sound recording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 22, 2011. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Tony, Banjoist - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Gordon Sisters boxing /

    Two women on a stage approach from either side of the painted backdrop of a garden and engage in a boxing match. Both the boxing gloves and the hits exchanged between the women seem genuine. One woman wears a modest white dress with long sleeves and a skirt to mid-calf, dark stockings, and laced boots. The other woman--taller, thinner, and perhaps younger--sports a shorter, ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Turkish dance, Ella Lola /

    A young, dark-haired woman performs a period "Oriental" dance (commonly known as a belly dance) with some Turkish styling. She performs distinctive dance movements that include shoulder shimmies with pelvic movements and several foot patterns, side traveling movements with pelvic circles, a slow pelvic circle and a front pelvic lock, and paddle turns with various arm gestures. Her dance costume consists of a two-layered ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson from Montana

    Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson perform songs and poetry at the Library of Congress, October 7, 2009. videorecording | videorecording; 60 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 7, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zarzyski, Paul - Gustafson, Wylie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Seemann, Charlie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Charity ball /

    A man in formal dinner clothes and a woman in a white ruffled dress with a flower corsage and white shoes execute various dance steps designed as exhibition dancing. The set is bare, without backdrops or props. The couple's feet are not evident at times in the frame, and the dance appears to have been shot in relatively slow motion.

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman performs Mississippi blues songs and music at the Library of Congress, May 23, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 23, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Super Chikan - Christman, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • 404 -- Library of Congress

    videorecording | videorecording: 62 min | Forms part of the D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle Concert Collection. (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Recorded June 29, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Battiest Tomasi, D. J. - Tingle, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Web Pages
  • Latina, dislocation act /

    Opens with a repeat of the last scene in "Latina, contortionist." In a medium shot from the bust up, Latina faces the camera and interlaces her fingers with her arms held out in front of her, palms towards the camera and elbows pointed out. In that position, she raises her arms over and behind her head and then down her back, dislocating her shoulders ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Levi & Cohen, the Irish comedians /

    Opens on a vaudeville or variety stage with a flat painted curtain of a stone fence and garden. On the right side of the stage sits a sign that reads "Zuzu Daffy, Singing Soubret." A boy in an usher's uniform crosses the stage and replaces the sign with one that reads "Levi and Cohen, Irish Comedians." The boy exits, and the curtain rises to ...

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

    A woman wearing a light-colored leotard, gathered at the waist, and tights stands against a black background. Although she is filmed in a long shot, her feet are cut off in the frame. She opens with a flourish of her arms and faces the camera. First stretching up with her arms, Latina then bends in half at the waist, steps into a metal ring ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Subub surprises the burglar /

    Opens on a bedroom set, with a man in a white nightshirt asleep on a Murphy bed. The bedroom window is raised from the outside, and a man dressed in black clothes and cap enters, furtively looks around the room, and checks to see that the bed's occupant is asleep. The burglar then rummages through the clothes in a chest of drawers and, finding ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Stolen Souls from Africa

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). A version of this song titled, "The Song of the Coffle Gang," was published in abolishionist song collections: The Liberty Minstrel, compiled by George Washington Clark in New York, 1844, and in The Anti Slavery Harp, compiled by William Wells Brown ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Mike
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Fights of nations /

    "Mexico and Spain": a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her Spanish suitor. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his arm and stops him. The two men engage in a fierce knife fight. The Spaniard disarms his opponent. The woman pleads for the peasant's life and the ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907

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  • The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities An Interview with Ethel Raim

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 62 min | Botkin Lecture Series (Source). June 20, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory Cajun Music from Louisiana

    videorecording | videorecording; 63 min. | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 23, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Guillory, Kristi - Owens, Maida - Ausetn, Theodocia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Spirit of '76 /

    Dramatic recreation of the painting "The spirit of '76" by Archibald M. Willard. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a battlefield and stage props of dirt, stones, and a broken wagon wheel. From stage left marches a trio of Revolutionary soldiers in a fife and drum corps. As in the painting, the center drummer is a tall, older, white-haired man in ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah

    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah perform at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beehive Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs songs and ballads from Vermont at the Library of Congress, June 21, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 21, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Princess Rajah dance /

    "An Oriental dance which was one of the features of "Mysterious Asia," a Concession on the Pike, St. Louis Exposition. Length 72 feet"--Kleine Optical Co. catalog. Princess Rajah performs an "Oriental" or belly dance, and a balancing chair act in her teeth like that often found in folk performances in various cultures from Northern Africa to Greece. Shot outdoors in a street scene at ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    videorecording | videorecording; 50 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). March 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dunaway, David King
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Kiss me /

    Opens on a stage set of a street with a sidewalk and a high fence completely covered with female burlesque troupe posters. The four posters visible advertise actual contemporary burlesquers Fred Irwin's Majestics, Rose Sydell (of her London Belles), Phil Sheridan's New City Sports (with the tag line "Ain't we three birds"), and the Rentz-Santley Co. One of the center posters--that for Rose Sydell--features ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904