• 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
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16427. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: January 22, 1898. Location: Union Iron Works Shipyard, San Francisco. This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway #1. Four additional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10161. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The torpedo was exploded in fifteen fathoms of water. The picture shows the water, mud and rocks being thrown high up in the air, and will give an idea of the destructiveness of one of these missiles. 25 feet. $3.75. Filmed ca. late April to early May 1900, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528. Duration: 3:55 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), and 4:20 (part 3) at 16 fps. This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Cripple Creek bar-room scene /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10May1899; 31770. Duration: 0:46 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows tap room of the "Miners Arms," stout lady at the bar, and three men playing stud horse. Old toper with a silk hat asleep by the stove. Rough miner enters, bar maid serves him with Red Eye Whiskey and he proceeds to clean out the place. Barmaid takes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:01 (part A) and 0:08 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Filmed ca. May to June 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12July1900; D14429. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A rube couple at a county fair /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1904; H52013. Duration: 3:57 (part 1) and 4:39 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. Scene IV--On the Pike. Scene V--Looking at the big pumpkins. Scene VI--Cattle parade. Scene VII--Trotting race, with female jockeys. Scene VIII-- Hurdle jumping, female riders. Scene IX--High school horse. Scene X--Slide for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Jan1900; D1727. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing a pretty cook mixing bread in the kitchen. Jones comes in unexpectedly from a trip and carries a dress suit case. He inquires for his wife and is told by the cook that she is absent. Jones is hungry and asks for something to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7258. Duration: 2:28 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: The troops are turning into the Prado from a side street, where stands a triumphal arch erected by the Cubans; but which Gen. Brooke, the Military Governor of Cuba, would not permit to be finished, as he allowed no demonstrations of any kind. The soldiers are the First Texas ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Parade of Chinese /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16439. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:30 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four white horses. In the background is seen a beautiful arch, while ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60558. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Frederick Blechynden, camera. From Edison films catalog: The wharf is crowded with live stock, and the huge derrick slowly drops the large box or sling into the bunch. Into this cradle a horse is led, and is slowly hoisted and swung over to the deck of the steamer. This picture is taken ten ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:46 at 15 fps. Photographed: 1906. Location: San Francisco, California. This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the city. The Army played a major role in relief and refugee ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38515. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:51 at 24 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 From Edison films catalog: The Filipinos execute a flank movement and re-occupy the trenches, cutting off ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60585. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, the gift of James Lick, of Pennsylvania, was constructed at a cost of $700,000, being equipped with one of the most powerful telescopes that has ever been produced, and is famous the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion, leaving cars /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31440. Duration: 1:20:00 at 18 fps. "American infantry troops dressed in field uniforms of the Spanish-American War can be seen close to the foreground of the camera position. Three companies of men, in columns of fours, march by the camera. In the background are railroad passengers, indicating the film was photographed on a rail siding area." -- Early motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

    Copyright: no reg. Henry Welton. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 27 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting and amusing subject. $10.00. MAVIS 179897; The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's). DLC Filmed ca. July 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 104-5; Raff & Gammon. Price list ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Passaic Falls /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J. MAVIS 183875. DLC Filmed ca. July 1896, in Paterson, N.J. Edison film historian C. Musser notes that the International Film Co. shot a similar film, entitled Passaic Falls in the Maguire & Baucus catalogue; it ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Buffalo stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43408. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into the yards, where they are sold and distributed. 50 feet. 7.50. Filmed ca. early June 1897, in Buffalo, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    Copyright: General Electric Co.; 26Jun22; MU2171. Author, H. Schroeder. Duration: 3:37 (part 1), 4:13 (part 2), 4:02 (part 3), 4:02 (part 4), 4:15 (part 5), and 3:35 (part 6) at 16 fps. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • Hadj Cheriff /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Hadji L. Cheriff. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 179351. DLC Filmed October 6, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. 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. 137. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. 1 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • The artist's dilemma /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Dec1901; H11475. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Stanford University, California /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60583. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. The view shows an immense arch in the background through which are seen coming groups of students, some walking, others on bicycles. The figures show life size, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:49 at 16 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 From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898