• Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Color experiment: Food still life with woman's hand (1 of 2)]

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • 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
  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 2:06 at 26 fps. A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. On reel ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • Feeding the doves /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Oct1896; 58470. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 27 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A farm yard picture, showing a young girl and her baby sister scattering grain to the doves and chickens. The fluttering birds and excited fowls give an abundance of action to the scene, which is one of the prettiest, clearest and most attractive ever taken. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27966. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for four members of the crew to be seen [Frame: 0471]. Following the sailing vessel is a steamship [0780]. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: PILOT BOATS IN NEW YORK HARBOR. Unboys [code for telegraphic orders]. A close view of an eighty footer, schooner ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • TR and Leonard Wood at the New York flower show, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:55 at 16 fps. Shots of TR and Leonard Wood on March 20, 1917, at the 5th Annual International Flower Show, Grand Central Palace in New York City. Medium-close view of TR and Wood standing together and talking, facing camera; TR, seated, poses for photographer, with Wood and an unidentified man standing behind him. Source used: The Theodore Roosevelt Association ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Oct1899; 63830. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 1:24 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 From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00 According to Edison film historian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • [Stop motion: "Time for Coke"]

    This film is from an advertising reel with a work print version of stop motion advertising developed by the D'Arcy agency for Coca-Cola between 1954 and 1956. D'Arcy was Coca-Cola's advertising agency from 1906 until 1956 when Coca-Cola changed their advertising agency to McCann. This work print contains no sound and the ads appear primitive, one of the reasons for the move to McCann. ...

    • Contributor: The D'Arcy Agency
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953-00-00
  • TR in a rowboat on Oyster Bay, Archie assists with boat to shore, 1914 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Archibald Roosevelt. Originally part of the newsreel series, Hearst-Selig news pictorial, according to the Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection catalog, p. 126. Since Hearst-Selig News Pictorial was produced between Feb. 1914 and Dec. 1915, possible release dates are 1914 or 1915. Duration: 0:30 at 18 fps. On Oyster Bay, Theodore Roosevelt rows alone away from shore. In ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
  • Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36398. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 76. The subjects seen by the camera are a portion of a large building with columns in front that indicates it is a government building and three small shuttle streetcars across the street from the camera position. As the film progresses, the shuttle cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Cardinal James Gibbons, Governor Emerson C. Harrington, Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Dr. Thomas J. Preston. Duration: 0:54 at 16 fps. On Sept. 28, 1918, Theodore Roosevelt is the principal speaker at the opening of the fourth Liberty Loan campaign in Oriole Baseball Park, Baltimore, Maryland. Wearing a mourning armband for his son, Quentin, Roosevelt walks across the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Duel scene, "By right of sword"

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 16Jan1904; H40943. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:43 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Welding the big ring /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45002. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:45 (part 1) and 3:27 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [Gertie on tour--excerpts] /

    Copyright: no reg. Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Main and end titles and parts of film lacking. DLC Duration: 1:22 at 24 fps. Gertie is a dinosaur who lives in present times. She encounters a train and dreams of being the life of the party in her time. Summary from J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress. On reel with: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • Atlantic City floral parade /

    Copyright: Percival L. Waters; 22June04; H47449. Kleine material is incomplete; all titles except for one stating the copyright date are lacking. Material is scratched, too light and contains blank frames. DLC Paper Print catalog cites copyright holder as producer. Edison copyright notice appears at beginning of Kleine print instead of title. DLC Formerly identified in the Kleine Collection as Floral parade, Atlantic City. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • From show girl to burlesque queen

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35629. Original main title lacking. Duration: 1:02 at 14 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • TR calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Date and event in title unverified. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:34 at 18 fps. Opening scene of a man, woman, and two children with presents walking up to a house in Oyster Bay, N.Y.; one child enters house, comes back out, then the woman enters; two older girls stand in doorway; TR, carrying a present, walks up to the house; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • English lancers charging /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9116. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire the two large field pieces immediately in the foreground. It seems, indeed, a hopeless matter to attempt to capture and overthrow such an invulnerable position. The British Lancers are seen advancing, urged ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900