• Central high school, gymnastic drill /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45154. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 51 The cameraman placed his equipment at the edge of a school yard where supervised gymnastics were being conducted by high school students. Male students can be seen doing the long and short "horse" exercises to the left of the camera position. In the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34975. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks. Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Dec1901; H11749. Duration: 4:00 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 54-55 [MI]. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48411. 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 On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36398. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 76. The subjects seen by the camera are a portion of a large building with columns in front that indicates it is a government building and three small shuttle streetcars across the street from the camera position. As the film progresses, the shuttle cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Brook trout fishing /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 16Apr02; H16650. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 38. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. The camera shows a small waterfall and a stream. Across the stream on the bank is a man with a fishing pole in one hand and a retrieving net in the other. During the course of the film, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34994. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 334. The film shows a two-horse postal delivery wagon backed against a ramp, where two men are unloading the contents of the wagon into a delivery chute. Filmed August 5, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Charleston chain-gang /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16714. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Panorama view street car motor room /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45147. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:35 at 15 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Kindergarten ball game /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45156. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 174. A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34982. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 94. The opening scene shows a yard in front of what seems to be a two-story house. A small boy is standing in front of the house near a post box fastened to one of the columns supporting the roof of the building. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34971. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 342. The camera shows the action of two postal employees as they remove mail sacks from the semicircular rack where they are placed so they can be filled with mail for their respective locations. The two postal employees stack the mail sacks on a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • St. Patrick's Day parade, Lowell, Mass.

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:21 at 16 fps. Shows policemen and men in top hats and formal riding attire carrying large bunches of flowers as they parade on horseback. Angle changes slightly as a marching band carrying a drum inscribed Bugle Corps, Lowell appears, followed by a uniformed military group carrying rifles and marching in formation. Angle changes to show carriages and the rest ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Logging in Maine /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 19Jun06; H79740. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration of online digital copy: 3:11 (part 1), 3:20 (part 2), 2:42 (part 3), 3:43 (part 4), 4:43 (part 5) at 16 fps. The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Taping coils, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45461. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:22 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work. Biograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 07Nov05; H68324. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 371. 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. Filmed November 1, 1905 in Studio, N.Y.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Drill by the Providence police /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38866. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 83. In the center of a town square, a company of uniformed policemen equipped with nightsticks is standing at attention. The policemen execute several close-order drill maneuvers similar to those of any army infantry company. They end as they began, company front. Filmed November ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Asia in America, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 28May04; H46575. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 0:52 at 20 fps. The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes. Available also ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Girls winding armatures /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45003. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 1:55 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Buying stamps from Rural Wagon, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Augy03; H34985. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 43. Duration: 0:46 at 16 fps. The film shows a man carrying a mail sack. He climbs the stairs of a front porch, rings a doorbell, and a woman comes to the door. The postman hands her something, turns around, and walks down the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Sep04; H50382. Photographer, A.C. Abadie. Photographer credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 9. Kleine materials have no titles, are dark and frequently out of frame. DLC Duration: 3:44 (part 1), 1:47 (part 2) at 18 fps. Copy two of ref print and dupe neg copied from paper pos. Intertitles added by Kemp Niver. DLC Shows the Baby Parade at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Coach at rural post office, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34991. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 60. This section of the postal film is concerned with a stagecoach pulled by four horses arriving and delivering a pouch of mail to a rural post office for rerouting. Also visible is the post office delivery wagon. Filmed July 30, 1903 in Washington, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48416. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:20 (part 1) and 1:52 (part 2) at 14 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large bucket is lowered into a pit by male workers using machinery. Molten material from a furnace is poured into the bucket using a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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