• Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Feb1900; D3543. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. November 18, 1899, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene) /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48413. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground. Biograph catalog no. 2914; code name (for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • The sculptor's nightmare /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4May1908; H110169. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Anthony O'Sullivan, Eddie Dillon, D.W. Griffith. Duration: 4:54 (part 1), 3:59 (part 2), 2:07 (part 3) at 16 fps. At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Comedy cake walk

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Aug04; H48986. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 244. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • William Styron: A Life

    The author of a new autobiography of William Styron and his subject discuss Mr. Styron's life.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998-11-04
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22020. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola with tree branch]

    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
  • Hilltop outtake: Young lady messes up and waves off camera.

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 1. E.C. Cok 121 - ôBuy the Worldö Original. Color Dailies. Can No. 7028. There is no audio. 18 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola in refrigerator (1 of 2)]

    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
  • The phable of the phat woman /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 18Jan16; MP506. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 2:08 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about a fat lady who attempts unsuccessfully to lose weight. Summary from M/B/RS preliminary catalog card. Based on Tom Powers' newspaper comics. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • The roller skate craze /

    Copyright: Selig; 09Aug07; H97845. Duration: 0:18 at 16 fps. During this short film, the cameraman photographed many different people in varied walks of life all of whom are wearing roller skates. Each scene, since the camera changed from individual to individual, is too short to allow any further description. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oscar Straus /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Oscar S. Straus. Duration: 0:11 at 20 fps. Close shot of Oscar S. Straus, author, United States ambassador, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague for six three-year terms beginning in 1902, and Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909). Seated at desk, Straus answers telephone and talks. Roosevelt Memorial Association number: RMA 312-01-03. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Lucille Clifton Reads Her Poetry

    Lucille Clifton won the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry for her book Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, 2000). She has written 10 collections of poetry and 19 children's books.

    • Contributor: Clifton, Lucille
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-03-17
  • Sorting the Herd

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-10
  • Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18564. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is the building in which so many of the poor orphans met their death. The place is completely dismantled. In addition to the orphanage is shown one of the principal streets in Galveston blocked with overturned houses and other materials. 50 feet. $7.50. Part ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • President Roosevelt reviewing the troops at Charleston Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Apr02; H16715. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Captain F.W. Wagener, Mayor Smyth, Governor McSweeney, and Governor Avcock. Duration: 2:20 at 14 fps. President Roosevelt is standing on a platform in front of an Auditorium, photographed from across the street. At his left is Mrs. Roosevelt, holding carnations. They review the army, navy, and marine corps foot soldiers at the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Cutting sugar cane /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 23May02; H18040. Title cross referenced with film titles: Loading sugar cane ; Train of sugar cane. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 72. Duration: 0:30 at 16 fps. The poor condition of the film, its short length, and the distance of the subject matter from the camera position do not permit much ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Trapeze disrobing act

    motion picture | 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 1 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (121 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (ca. 96 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658. J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Mar02; H14607. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Prince Henry, Alice Roosevelt, Wallace Downey. Duration: 1:40 at 14 fps. Prince Henry and President Roosevelt walk together up the ganway on Shooters Island to the stand where Miss Alice Roosevelt christens the German Emperor's yacht Meteor. Following Henry and Roosevelt are Wallace Downy, owner of the ship building firm of Townsend & Downey, the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Branding, Ninety-Six Ranch

    • Contributor: Northrup, Tex - Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-16