• 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 province of Transvaal in South Africa. Pictures gold mining operations at the Joch Mine near Johannesburg and diamond mining operations at the Premier Mine in the town of Cullinan. Includes street scenes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    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
  • Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16383. Duration: 1:30 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 it, becomes overbalanced and falls over the stone-wall, landing on her bustle. Upon striking she immediately rebounds, disappearing from view. Alighting, she again rebounds and then lands safely beside her badly frightened ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Little mischief /

    Little mischief /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:25 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27967 Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 0:41 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 catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    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
  • 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 lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Jun1898; 38256. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: May 13, 1898. Location: Pacific Mail Steamship Company Dock, San Francisco. This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

    Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18562. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:07 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: During the terrific storm all of the light craft along the dock front was lifted out of the water and washed up into the streets, many of them being carried for miles inland. This subject shows a number of boatmen who have banded together to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 film begins by showing military personnel on horseback. The camera was positioned on a side street and photographed representatives of several different companies of American cavalry. Just as the film ends, foot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Capsize of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60571. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60555. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes on, slowly receeding from view. 150 feet. $22.50. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 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
  • A morning bath /

    A morning bath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60142. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues (summary edited to remove offensive words): This scene presents a[n]... African mother in the act of giving her struggling [child] a bath in a tub of suds. This is a clear and distinct picture in which the contrast between the complexion of the bather and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2 /

    Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1899; 65369. Appearing: Adm. George Dewey, Mayor Robert Van Wyke, Gen. Nelson Miles, Adm. William Sampson, Adm. Winfield Schley. Duration: 4:20 at 16 fps. "Showing Central Park in back-ground. 200 feet. $30.00"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 a great deal of trouble, as he catches hold of the brush and with a great show of impatience he hurriedly coats his face with the foaming soap and makes a second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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. The first scene shows the casket being carried from his home by the honor guard and placed in the hearse. The second scene shows the hearse, the honor guard, and people lining ...

    • 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 sitting in front of what appears to be a tombstone. Shortly afterwards, the face of Abraham Lincoln and then of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, can be seen on the monument ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46693. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:48 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • General Lee's procession, Havana /

    General Lee's procession, Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7259. Duration: 1:24 at 22 fps. From Edison films catalog: A magnificent view of the Prado, from the balcony of the United States Club. The procession is headed by a troop of horsemen. Prominent among them is General Lee. Then come the soldiers, file after file and company after company; filling the broad avenue from curb to curb and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Feeding sea gulls /

    Feeding sea gulls /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16429. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • An artist's dream /

    An artist's dream /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6369. Duration: 1:03 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring their costumes. Mephisto then touches the artist on the shoulder, awaking him, and disappears. The artist, after rubbing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar /

    Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Sept1899; 62823. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 1:22 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Filmed ca. Sept. 5, 1899, when Admiral Dewey stopped off at Gibraltar on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The fleet steaming up North River /

    The fleet steaming up North River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52047. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:52 at 20 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: Shows the "Brooklyn," flying Schley's twin-starred blue flag. Every detail brought ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • S.S. "Queen" loading /

    S.S. "Queen" loading /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60557. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the S.S. "Queen" at Seattle with an immense crowd of miners crowding the decks of the boat and the docks, carrying aboard baggage, implements, etc. Taken at the height of the excitement and gives a good idea of the vast numbers that started for the gold fields. Probably ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Launch of life boat /

    Launch of life boat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60570. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., commanded by Capt. Joseph Hodgson, and shows the crew in the act of starting for a wreck. The scene opens with the opening of the boat-house door, followed by the boat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 the Eiffel Tower. The film shows only up to the first arch of the Eiffel Tower. MAVIS 1627574; Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace. DLC Filmed July 1900, at the Paris Exposition in ...

    • 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 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
  • Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser "Olympia" /

    Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63831. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:15 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 catalog: Showing the gallant Admiral standing directly in front of the camera, life size, his head bare, graciously bidding his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    President McKinley taking the oath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1794. Duration: 0:44 at 15 fps. Photographed March, 1901. Location: Washington, D.C. This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:35 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Admiral cigarette /

    Admiral cigarette /

    Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16389. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25. MAVIS 1627559; Panorama of Place de L'Opera. DLC Filmed July 1900, during the Paris Exposition in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 607; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The lone fisherman /

    The lone fisherman /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:58 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Illustrating "fisherman's luck." Sure to make a hit. From Edison films catalog: Depicts the patient fisherman, sitting on the end of a plank, waiting for a bite. Practical joker comes along and removes stone from other end of plank. 115 feet. $17.25. MAVIS 183873. DLC Based on the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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 batteries. The batteries return the fire with telling effect, but are at last silenced by the overwhelming forces of the enemy. In the distance can be seen the ruins of a bridge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 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
  • The Astor tramp /

    The Astor tramp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520. Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Buffalo dance /

    Buffalo dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Last Horse, Parts His Hair, Hair Coat. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. MAVIS ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Capture of Boer battery /

    Capture of Boer battery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Apr1900; D7876. Duration: 1:13 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: By the Gordon Highlanders. In the foreground are two Creusot guns, manned by the Dutch burghers. Smoke effects are due. The Highlanders are seen in the distance, approaching rapidly, easily distinguished by their kilts and bare legs. They sweep all before them, leaving the guns smoking and deserted as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Giant coal dumper /

    Giant coal dumper /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43407. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:39 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows how a full carload of coal is loaded into a vessel every thirty seconds at the great Erie Railroad docks, Cleveland, Ohio. Great clouds of coal dust rise as each car is unloaded. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The burglar's slide for life /

    The burglar's slide for life /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1905; H60117. Performer: Mannie, the Edison dog. Duration: 2:57 (part 1) and 2:34 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows the interior of a room in an apartment house. A burglar enters and seeing a portable vapor bath in the corner of the room gets into it to hide. Presently two ladies enter. One ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • 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 is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    Mesmerist and country couple /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080. J. Stuart Blackton (Professor). Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Carmencita /

    Carmencita /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera. Six months before filming, she had been performing at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. MAVIS 179915; Carmencita. DLC Filmed March ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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 house and the large line of people being controlled by military troops. The crowd had gathered before going through the President's house to view his body. From a contemporary Edison film company ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Troops making military road in front of Santiago /

    Troops making military road in front of Santiago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:42 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: Shows 34th Michigan boys hard at work with pick and shovel, preparing the way for passage of siege guns. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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, 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
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31447. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939. 2 reels of 2 (ca. 570 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:50 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: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Automobile parade /

    Automobile parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Feb1900; D3293. Duration: 1:52 at 15 fps. Ref print copies 1 and 2 and dupe neg copy 2 are low contrast; ref print copies 3 and 4 and dupe neg copy 1 are high contrast. DLC Location: New York, N.Y. This may be the first annual automobile parade, held on November 4, 1899 in downtown Manhattan. At least ten different ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Stanford University, California /

    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
  • 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., 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
  • Why Jones discharged his clerks /

    Why Jones discharged his clerks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Jan1900; D780. Duration: 1:25 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Great hit. Two delinquent clerks are seated in a broker's office engaged in a game of cards. The boss suddenly appears walking through the corridor. The cards are thrown down in great haste and when the employer enters the office the clerks are apparently busily engaged in their work. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Esquimaux village /

    Esquimaux village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7327. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first of three camera positions shows a low building resembling an igloo beside a small pool, and an ice floe. Dark-complexioned people dressed as Eskimos run up and down alongside the pool, and a dog pulls a sled. Next, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Trick bears /

    Trick bears /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 526; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Caicedo (with pole) /

    Caicedo (with pole) /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan A. Caicedo. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Venezuelan rope and slack wire walker Juan Caicedo performed in the U.S. during 1894 and again at the end of the century. From May ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

    S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60556. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the canoes find a solid ledge of ice projecting about 200 yards from the wharf, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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 some dough on a table by the oven. He notices a make-believe rat crawling up the side of a nearby barrel and throws the dough at the rat, covering it completely. He ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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 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
  • Sioux ghost dance /

    Sioux ghost dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Appearing: Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing. Originally released for kinetoscope exhibition. Duration: 0:37 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: An actual six-round contest between Mike Leonard, commonly called the "Beau Brummel" of pugilism, and Jack Cushing. Full of hard fighting, clever hits, punches, leads, dodges, body blows and some slugging. Sold by rounds. Each round contains 150 feet. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Native daughters /

    Native daughters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16434. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the windows of which numerous flags are waving. The film opens showing the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Leander Sisters /

    Leander Sisters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60561. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Very unique. Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed August 22, 1897, at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Cupid and Psyche /

    Cupid and Psyche /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60560. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed August 22, 1897, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald ...

    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
  • 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 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
  • Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba /

    Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46692. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:34 at 22 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Dotting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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. 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
  • Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Aug1901; H7674. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 2:32 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The good sport /

    The good sport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr18; LP12317. James Montgomery Flagg, Florence Fair, Arthur William Brown. Ref print is incomplete: blank footage at ca. 9 ft. in, and some intertitles are out of sequence or repeated. These errors have been corrected in the digital file. DLC Duration: 3:18 (part 1), 3:36 (part 2), 3:24 (part 3), and 3:08 (part 4) at 18 fps. A domestic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • 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 - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology had not advanced greatly by the turn of the century, attempts at man-powered flight were sustaining public interest. The era ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • The magician /

    The magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4733. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

    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
  • Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52054. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:26 at 28 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: Schley's flagship at close range, showing shot hole in the middle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16438. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:37 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the front end of the flat car is a lady, whose feathers and ribbons flutter in the wind. The panoramic view of the hills and valley is very beautiful. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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, 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
  • The artist's dilemma /

    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
  • May Irwin kiss /

    May Irwin kiss /

    Copyright: no reg. May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown. From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Major General Shafter /

    Major General Shafter /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46694. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: The commander of the 5th Army Corps rides forward with a party of officers. He wears a white helmet, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Love and war /

    Love and war /

    Copyright: James H. White; 28Nov1899; 77713. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 3:02 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 catalog: An illustrated song telling the story of a hero who leaves for the war as a private, is promoted ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31431. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 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
  • 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 rate of thirty miles an hour. When the boat came in front of the camera it discharged a gigantic Whitehead torpedo, which is seen to dive into the water like an enormous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Buffalo stockyards /

    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
  • [Dickson greeting] /

    [Dickson greeting] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:03 (part A) and 0:15 (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 by May 20, 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • 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 and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52048. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 20 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: Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898