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  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who followed after it. First come the walking military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard) [end of part 2], and then ranking military dignitaries who immediately precede the hearse. Following the escorted hearse ...

    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
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    Admiral Dewey leading land parade / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "On Riverside Drive; showing Naval Brigade of North Atlantic Fleet, followed by Schley, Sampson, Miles, and other celebrities. The Admiral is in carriage with Mayor Van Wyck. 200 feet. $30.00. Same subject, 100-foot length, $15.00"--Edison films catalog.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet

    A conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet prior to their concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Calefax Reed Quintet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-02-02
  • The Indians' Capital City: Native Histories of Washington DC

    Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa presents part of his larger study of the Indigenous histories of Washington, D.C. Genetin-Pilawa argues that far from the passive victims or violent interlopers depicted in much of the iconography of the capital, visiting Native diplomats and as well as residents in the 19th and 20th centuries engaged with the messages encoded on the urban landscape. In so doing, they ...

    • Contributor: Genetin Pilawa, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-04-02
  • Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013-08-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Hill, Oliver W.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-17

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  • Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup /

    This automobile race was filmed from many camera positions. Several different types of motor cars from all parts of the world are seen. A series of interconnecting roads was used as the race course.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Digital Stewardship Innovation Award Winners

    The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards were given this year in the following categories: instituion, project, individual and future steward.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • 75th Anniversary of the Hispanic Reading Room

    The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary and the 78th anniversary of the "Handbook of Latin American Studies." HLAS, prepared since 1939 at the Hispanic Division and published by the University of Texas Press in Austin, is an authoritative annual, annotated bibliography in the humanities and social sciences. Speakers included James H. Billington, Georgette Dorn, Deborah Jakubs, Franklin ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23
  • Worldwide Disease Surveillance & Media

    Lawrence Madoff discussed the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online network of more than 55,000 members who monitor the four corners of the world for emerging infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants.

    • Contributor: Madoff, Lawrence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-25
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to assemble it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The fleet steaming up North River /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows the "Brooklyn," flying Schley's twin-starred blue flag. Every detail brought out with wonderful clearness. Excursion craft in the distance. Bow of the "Indiana" appears toward end of film. 150 feet. $22.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama of Flatiron Building /

    This shows a view looking south from Madison Square, across the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Twenty-third Street, to the famous Fuller (or "Flatiron") Building. The cameraman elevates his camera, going from street level to the roof. Designed by D.H. Burnham and Company, the Fuller Building is an important early skyscraper and a New York City landmark. Known as the first great steel-framed ...

    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    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 of the scene. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION BY NIGHT. Unhagata. [code for telegraphic orders] A great feature ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran

    Ulrich Marzolph spoke about printed materials in 19th Century Iran.

    • Contributor: Marzolph, Ulrich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-23
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • TR and Mrs. Roosevelt [at the Panama-California Exposition, 1915] /

    At the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, California, on July 27, 1915, Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt speak with officials on the steps of what is probably the United States Government Building. Close view of group smiling and talking.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading: Emily Fragos & Bobby C. Rogers

    Charles Wright introduces the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellows, poets Emily Fragos and Bobby C. Rogers, who read selections from their work.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-03-12
  • Art from War: Documenting Devastation/Realizing Restoration

    Larson Fellow Tara Tappert discusses how different artistic approaches to the experiences of war trauma can be traced to the devastations of the First World War.

    • Contributor: Tappert, Tara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-01-22
  • Panorama of gorge railway /

    From Edison films catalog: One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans

    Rosamond Mack discussed "Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans."

    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-03-11
  • Measuring Our Underground Water Supplies from Space

    Matt Rodell spoke about his research on the measurement and modeling of freshwater availability based on ground and satellite observation. Improving understanding of the variability and changes in soil moisture, snow, and groundwater has implications for weather and climate prediction, water management, agriculture applications and natural hazards such as floods.

    • Contributor: Rodell, Matt
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-04
  • Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman & Edward Everett Hale

    Sara Day discussed the 25-year extramarital relationship of author and Unitarian minister Edward Everett Hale with Harriet Freeman, a woman of means with a strong interest in the sciences and nature conservation. Day discovered the affair while doing research in the 3,000 letters archived at the Library of Congress between Hale and the far younger Freeman. The letters were partly written in code, but ...

    • Contributor: Day, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-10
  • Women of the ghetto bathing /

    The subject is a group of women bathing in a public swimming pool. The camera was placed on the edge of the pool and the full extent of the film shows the women in the pool. Only the heads and shoulders of most of the women are visible but it is possible to see they are wearing rented bathing attire.

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club /

    Several teams of wrestlers in action were photographed from a single-camera position on the set of the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola in refrigerator (2 of 2)]

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00