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  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] /

    Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7812. Duration: 0:37 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: Shows a wild charge of Mounted Boer up a steep hill. The action of the picture is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Grandma and the bad boys /

    Grandma and the bad boys /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Dec1900; D23260. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the kitchen which is strewn with cooking utensils, indicating that grandma is busy ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18563. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The great train robbery /

    The great train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: according ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32037. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 9, 1903. This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio /

    Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9016. Duration: 1:24 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Location: Market Street, Canton, Ohio. Photographed from a single-camera position, the film's 160-degree pan shows President McKinley's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of wreckage of water front /

    Panorama of wreckage of water front /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18560. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the remains of one of the docks, several freight cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of gorge railway /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Jack and the beanstalk /

    Jack and the beanstalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20June1902; H19221. Thomas White (Jack). Duration: 4:13 (part 1), 4:25 (part 2), and 1:28 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • A storm at sea /

    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: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Catching an early train /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The martyred presidents /

    The martyred presidents /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1901; H9412. Duration: 1:04 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter. This film is difficult to classify. It opens on a scene showing a mourner with bowed head ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A romance of the rail /

    A romance of the rail /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Oct1903; H36500. Duration: 4:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition /

    President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American E...

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18579. Duration: 1:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The gay shoe clerk /

    The gay shoe clerk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Aug1903; H34389. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Gold and diamond mines of South Africa /

    Gold and diamond mines of South Africa /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 31Jul17; MP992. Duration: 3:52 (part 1) and 3:35 (part 2) at 18 fps. Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 2] /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Street car chivalry /

    Street car chivalry /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34327. Duration: 1:05 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • An animated luncheon /

    An animated luncheon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4731. Duration: 1:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene takes place in a fashionable cafe. A well dressed couple enter and after a careful ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    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., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Champs Elysees /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Boers bringing in British prisoners /

    Boers bringing in British prisoners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7810. Duration: 1:12 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we have a mixed Company of Gordon Highlanders, Irish Fusilliers and English Lancers, as a group ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Sept1901; H8753. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Taking President McKinley's body from train at Canton, Ohio /

    Taking President McKinley's body from train at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9083. Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps. Location: Canton, Ohio. Photographed September 18, 1901. This film was photographed from two camera positions and shows the area where the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18583. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter /

    Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter /

    Duration: 1:37 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a bargain counter in a department store and a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Ed...

    Copyright: Edison Mfg. Co.; 29Sept1910; J146440-43 [scenes 1-4]. Duration: 4:10 (part 1) and 4:24 (part 2) at 16 fps. It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • The old maid having her picture taken /

    The old maid having her picture taken /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Mar1901; H1494. Gilbert Sarony (Old maid). Duration: 1:16 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene opens in a photographer's studio. A typical old maid, impersonated by Mr. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Buster and the dude /

    Buster and the dude /

    Duration: 1:26 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a millinery store in the shopping district, and Mrs. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

    Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18565. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:55 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows several buildings which were wrecked and also shows a rear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /

    Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, O...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9015. Duration: 3:07 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Feb1901; H1402. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A burlesque on Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado and taken from the New York Journal ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • What demoralized the barber shop /

    What demoralized the barber shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1898; 73465. On original paper pos: "Copyrighted 1897." DLC Duration: 0:48 at 22 fps. Camera, William Heise? From K.R. Niver: In a set of a barbershop, a number ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps [sic] /

    Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18580. Duration: 0:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows thousands of people leaving their seats in the grand stand and going across the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Jan1902; H13041. Duration: 2:39 at 15 fps. Location: Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California. This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • What happened in the tunnel /

    What happened in the tunnel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Nov1903; H37683. Cast: G. M. Anderson. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Interior of railroad coach. Pretty young lady and colored maid occupying seat. Young ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

    Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Feb1902; H14291. Camera, William S. Paley. Duration: 1:58 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A rube couple at a county fair /

    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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Aug1900; D16704. Duration: 3:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The enchanted drawing /

    The enchanted drawing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21656. Performer: J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:26 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The mysterious cafe /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Champs de Mars /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22021. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows the cadets going through the gun drill, also loading, firing and charging. This is also a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Discharging a Whitehead torpedo /

    Discharging a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10160. Duration: 1:15 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken on board the U.S. torpedo boat "Morris." It shows the crew loading a Whitehead torpedo into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Palace of Electricity /

    Palace of Electricity /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16380. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the Exposition grounds with a close view of the Palace of Electricity. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Hooligan assists the magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658. J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A dull razor /

    A dull razor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4732. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Battle of Mafeking /

    Battle of Mafeking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9117. Duration: 1:15 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the opening of this picture we see in the foreground a company of Highlanders preparing for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

    Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7247. Camera, Frederick Blechynden? Duration: 0:38 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • New Black Diamond express /

    New Black Diamond express /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027. Picture is dark on 35 mm. viewing print, copy 1. DLC Incomplete: 35 mm. viewing print, copy 2, is missing some footage. DLC Duration, 35 mm. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

    Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1901; H9310. Duration: 3:44 at 16 fps. From K. Niver: This film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge by the Duke of York, later King ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The voice of the violin /

    The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9084. Duration: 3:11 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10162. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18561. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:08 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing dismantled cars, wrecked warehouses, schooners and tugs that had been stranded on ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 26Apr17; LP10674. A Conquest picture. According to the Kleine catalog, this film was likely never released, although originally intended for release by Forum Films in May 1917 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18566. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace /

    Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16387. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. The single camera position is from the top of a building identified as the Trocadero Palace; the camera is pointed toward ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • White Horse Rapids /

    White Horse Rapids /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7246. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364. Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh). Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:19 at 12 fps. Photographed: September 23, 1903. Location: Dupont Street [now Grant Avenue], Chinatown, San Francisco. This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] /

    [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32035. Duration: 1:59 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: New York Harbor. This excerpt shows a demonstration by the famous fireboat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Jan1902; H13040. Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps. As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Feb1900; D3543. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The little train robbery /

    The little train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1905; H65086. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 4:49 (part 1), 4:22 (part 2), and 2:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellati...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22020. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • White Wings on review /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Sept1901; H8692. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. August to early September 1901. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    Maude's naughty little brother /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21660. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The unappreciated joke /

    The unappreciated joke /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Fun in a bakery shop /

    Fun in a bakery shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Apr1902; H15916. Duration: 1:19 at 20 fps. The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9115. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the center of this scene we see the regimental surgeon directing the movements of the Ambulance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Esplanade des Invalides /

    Esplanade des Invalides /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16379. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Beginning with the camera pointing toward the Invalides entrance, with the tomb of Napoleon in the background. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1795. Duration: 2:02 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Photographed March 4, 1901. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. "The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Battle of Chemulpo Bay /

    Battle of Chemulpo Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 12Apr1904; H44434. Photographer, Edwin S. Porter. Titles lacking from ref print (copy 1), dupe neg (copy 1) and from arch pos. DLC Titles added to ref print ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Japanese village /

    Japanese village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330. Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a ...

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

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Aunt Sallie's wonderful bustle /

    Aunt Sallie's wonderful bustle /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7640. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A sudden gust of wind sweeps Auntie's bonnet from her head, and she, in attempting to regain ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Love in a hammock /

    Love in a hammock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Jan1901; H375. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22019. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the attacking forces drawn up in line of battle. They immediately commence firing on the shore ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900