• President McKinley's funeral cortege at Buffalo, N.Y. /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Going to the fire /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: This scene shows almost the entire Fire Department led by the Chief, responding to an alarm. The horses, said to be the finest of their kind in the country, present a thrilling spectacle as they dash rapidly by, flecked with foam, and panting from the exertion of their long gallop. MAVIS 180349. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Going through the tunnel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13533. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:49 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the way to Santa Monica, Cal., the train approaches, runs through and emerges from a tunnel. Train passes in opposite direction. Camera is at front end of train, giving a very novel view. 100 feet. $15.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Cuban refugees waiting for rations /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31439. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A group of escaped reconcentrados, saved from the fate of starvation imposed by the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Armour's electric trolley /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43409. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows the private electric railway of Messrs. Armour & Co. in their great Chicago yards. Part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buffalo Fire Department in action /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43411. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue: Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder. Several of the engines and wagons are drawn ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • 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 taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser "Olympia" /

    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
  • 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
  • Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38210. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:56 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 Shows the departure from San ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Sep1899; 61218. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. The best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured. 150 feet. $22.50. MAVIS 45645; New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • 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
  • Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • A morning alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1896; 64784. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:51 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the prancing of the horses, and even the startled expression upon the faces of the spectators, are all ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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. Brown with a lady friend, admiring the hats displayed in the window. Buster and Tige are standing in the foreground. A howling swell, leading a small dog bedecked with ribbons, recognizes Mrs. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Procession of floats /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16425. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:32 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet long. It carries a full load of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Troops at evacuation of Havana /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed June 22, 1897, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Coney Island, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897