• Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16384. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the main entrance. Hundreds of carriages and characteristic Parisian buses are passing. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 605-06; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22022. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Aug1904; H49524. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 4:17 (part 2), and 2:35 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business] /

    Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. For more information, see notes on variant titles in MBRS Acquisitions: Paper Print (Buster Brown) file. DLC "Shows an Italian balloon vender near the "Flat-iron" Building, New York City. Mrs. Brown and Buster appear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Catching an early train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10604. Duration: 0:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him. Makes a hasty exit. Scene dissolves to a R.R. Station, showing surburbanite ...

    • 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
  • Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. 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. 611; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Montreal Fire Department on runners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Mar1901; H2443. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8588. Duration: 1:28 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. From a single camera position pointed directly at the reviewing stand, the film shows President McKinley and his entourage as they stand in the reviewing stand and take the salute of the passing American infantry troops. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PRESIDENT McKINLEY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 2] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Apr1900; D7877. Duration: 0:31 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the distance is seen a number of grey objects rapidly approaching, which, upon drawing closer, are recognized as a company of Boer cavalry. As they draw nearer, you can see that they are straining every nerve and urging their horses to the utmost speed. Waving their sabres aloft ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A storm at sea /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16390. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie? Paper print shelf number (LC 0208) was changed when paper positives (copies 1 and 2 in one box) were rehoused. DLC Duration: 1:17 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured, showing a storm at sea. The picture was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16381. Duration: 1:46 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera is stationed on the middle walk of the Platform Mobile, as the French call it, and gives further views and incidents of this Paris Exposition novelty. 100 feet. 15.00. Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Champs de Mars /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16382. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background. 135 feet. 20.25. MAVIS 1627563; Champs de Mars. DLC Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The messenger boy's mistake /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779. Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The mysterious cafe /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1901; H11495. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16385. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the entire height of this wonderful structure from the base of the dome and return, with the great Paris Exposition in the background, looking down Champs de Mars. A most realistic picture. 90 feet. $13.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film includes the earliest camera ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Leap-frog" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of ...

    • 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