• Panorama of gorge railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11028. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034. Duration: 2:23 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Move on /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369. Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634. Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on the then-famous Electric Tower built for the Exposition at Buffalo, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Buffalo, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8914. Duration: 2:26 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:21 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. The photography in this film is from several camera positions. The first position was over the heads of the crowds that lined the street watching the cortege begin. Mounted police precede the escort for the funeral procession. the next camera position ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32036. Camera, James Blair Smith. Duration: 1:21 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture gives a good idea of how soon one of the New York fireboats can be gotten under way after they receive an alarm of fire. The men are seen running on board the boat, taking their respective places, casting off the lines, etc. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • European rest cure /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1904; H49807. Duration: 3:53 (part 1), 4:33 (part 2), 3:30 (part 3), 3:15 (part 4), and 2:36 (part 5) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the gangplack of one of the large ocean liners leaving New York is shown an old gentleman kissing his wife and daughter good-bye before leaving on a tour abroad for a much needed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32031. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. Location: East River, New York, N.Y. The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jun1901; H4968. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 3:51 (part 2), and 3:35 (part 3) at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The entire film was photographed from an excursion vessel traveling through all of the waterways surrounding the Exposition. The major exhibit buildings and amusement attractions of the fair can be seen as the boat makes its way through the area, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10605. Duration: 3:24 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter. Location: Studio, New York City; Auburn, New York. The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28May1901; H4637. Duration: 1:48 at 15 fps. Photographed May 20, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. A group of dignitaries from various countries was photographed from a single camera position participating in a parade marking the opening of the Pan-American Exposition. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: OPENING OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION ON MAY 20th, 1901. Ungehofft [code for telegraphic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32038. Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large ...

    • 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
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Oct1901; H10111. Duration: 1:18 at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32029. Duration: 2:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 1, 1903. The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very crowded New York City street market. Rows of pushcarts and street vendors' vehicles can be seen. The precise location is difficult to ascertain, but it is certainly on the Lower East Side, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Dec1903; H40151. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • White Wings on review /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033. Duration: 3:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 29, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, probably Fifth Avenue. Rows of men wearing the white uniforms of New York City street sweepers (known as White Wings) march by the camera. Each row has a police escort. The parade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • New York City dumping wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32030. Duration: 1:21 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 28, 1903. The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32025. Duration: 3:23 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7633. Duration: 1:26 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows the total exposition and its buildings. The film contains a 360-degree pan. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: CIRCULAR PANORAMA OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER. Ungulata. [code for telegraphic orders] A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901