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  • Congress of nations /

    Congress of nations /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21659. Albert E. Smith. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton. Duration: 1:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

    9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31444. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:27 at 26 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Hilltop outtake: Slate pops in then pan down the line

    Hilltop outtake: Slate pops in then pan down the line

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtakes Reel No. 3. E.C. Cok - 1709. Coke ôBuy the Worldö Original Color Dailies. For ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island /

    Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 9May1906; H77049. Duration: 3:27 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed April 27, 1906. Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Fishing smacks /

    Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola bottle with three hot dogs (3 of 3)]

    [Color experiment: Coca-Cola bottle with three hot dogs (3 of...

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • 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
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. This was probably filmed in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

    Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • TR at Billings, Montana [1918] /

    TR at Billings, Montana [1918] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918. Duration: 0:20 at 18 fps. In Billings, Montana, on October 5, 1918, to speak on behalf of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Princess Ali /

    Princess Ali /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:12 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: By "Princess Ali," the star of the Midway Plaisance. MAVIS 180343. DLC Filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • 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
  • Luis Martinetti /

    Luis Martinetti /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings. 12.50. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • [Buster's revenge on the tramp] /

    [Buster's revenge on the tramp] /

    Duration: 1:43 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. The title, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annual parade, New York Fire Department /

    Annual parade, New York Fire Department /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 17May04; H46128. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 9. Duration: 4:43 at 16 fps. Dignitaries are shown as they alight from ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Cattle leaving the corral /

    Cattle leaving the corral /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb98; 13542. Duration: 0:30 at 28 fps. The single camera shows a fenced area, a large gate, two men on the fencepost above the gate, and a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A street Arab /

    A street Arab /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Stealing a dinner

    Stealing a dinner

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Saga...

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists date in title as 1916. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:28 at 16 fps. TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 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
  • South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13568. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fougère

    Fougère

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Indian day school /

    Indian day school /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb98; 13560. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. The film was photographed from a single-camera position and shows the doorway of a building with a sign in front ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] /

    [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. No titles. DLC Source used: Moving picture world, v. 23, p. 1585. Duration: 3:42 at 18 fps. Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Hilltop outtake: Dolly out and back

    Hilltop outtake: Dolly out and back

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtakes Reel No. 11. COK1714/Can No. 7026. Coke Seminar on Buy the World. Trims and outs. ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • The first circus /

    The first circus /

    Copyright: no reg. Main and end titles lacking. DLC Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:28 (part 2) at 20 fps. During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Buffalo police on parade /

    Buffalo police on parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43417. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:34 at 22 fps. From Edison films catalog: A street scene showing parade of the entire Buffalo Police Department, 16 men abreast, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Sandow /

    Sandow /

    Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow (aka Friedrich Muller). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. According to vaudeville historian Joe ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • TR's return from Africa, 1910 [2] /

    TR's return from Africa, 1910 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 4:40 (part 1), 3:48 (part 2), 4:38 (part 3), 3:41 (part 4), 4:22 (part 5), 3:52 (part 6), 3:31 (part 7) at 18 fps. Editor, Mae Manning. TR ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1925
  • 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
  • Birth of the pearl / Catalog Record

    Birth of the pearl /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 30Jan1903; H27773. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, F.S. Armitage. Duration: 0:53 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 ...

    • 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
  • Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22022. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Tenderloin at night /

    Tenderloin at night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77521. Duration: 2:02 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Roosevelt, George Curry, Albert B. Fall. Duration: 2:07 at 18 fps. TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buffalo Bill's wild west parade /

    Buffalo Bill's wild west parade /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2July1902; H19660. Duration: 1:52 at 10 fps. Camera, Frederick S. Armitage. Photographed April 1, 1901. Location: Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. The film shows a parade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 /

    RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. Film sequence does not follow order of actual events; second sequence, children at the grave, is unverified. Appearing: Samuel Abbott, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • 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
  • Oscar Straus /

    Oscar Straus /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Oscar S. Straus. Duration: 0:11 at 20 fps. Close shot of Oscar S. Straus, author, United States ambassador, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works /

    Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45597. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Hilltop

    Hilltop

    Young people singing "I'd like to buy the world a coke" on a hilltop in Italy. Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Lyric: ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Hilltop outtake: Begins with two young ladies and pans down line.

    Hilltop outtake: Begins with two young ladies and pans down l...

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtakes Reel No. 3. E.C. Cok - 1709. Coke ôBuy the Worldö Original Color Dailies. For ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Parade of Chinese /

    Parade of Chinese /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16439. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:30 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37444. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:51 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25322. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Three jumping Tommies

    Three jumping Tommies

    motion picture | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ...

    • Contributor: Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • TR's inauguration, 1905 [1]  /

    TR's inauguration, 1905 [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. President Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney. Duration: 4:33 (part 1), 3:48 (part 2), 1:13 (part 3) at 16 fps. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • President reviewing school children /

    President reviewing school children /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4June1903; H32393. Camera, Herbert J. Miles. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 2:03 at 18 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34994. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 334. The film shows a two-horse postal delivery wagon backed against a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • From show girl to burlesque queen

    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. ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • [Color experiment: Food still life with woman's hand (1 of 2)]

    [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 ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Burial of the "Maine" victims /

    Burial of the "Maine" victims /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25325. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:50 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 12Aug04; H49062. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 54. Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Noon hour, Hope Webbing Co. /

    Noon hour, Hope Webbing Co. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38864. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 224. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. The single-camera position shows the employees ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • The clown and the alchemist /

    The clown and the alchemist /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21657. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • "Columbia" winning the cup /

    "Columbia" winning the cup /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1899; 69350. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races ...

    • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

    Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Mar1898; 17707. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:51 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: View taken while ascending the scenic railroad, Marin Co., Cal. Right ahead is another ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • 2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72831. Duration: 3:12 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in the Transvaal. The scene ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Observation train following parade /

    Observation train following parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52051. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • TR at Forest Hills, New York, 1917 [2] /

    TR at Forest Hills, New York, 1917 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Burgess. Duration: 3:36 (part 1), 1:51 (part 2) at 18 fps. Film sequence does not follow order of actual events. At Forest Hills, July 4, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • [The centaurs--excerpts] /

    [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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Passaic Falls /

    Passaic Falls /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J. MAVIS 183875. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • [Stop motion: "Time for Coke"]

    [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 ...

    • Contributor: The D'Arcy Agency
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953-00-00
  • 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
  • Snowflake - Beach

    Snowflake - Beach

    International commercial filmed in a combination of two different areas in the Italian Alps and a stage in Milan. John Madden 30 seconds

    • Contributor: Leo Burnett Usa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999-00-00
  • The first sleigh-ride /

    The first sleigh-ride /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jan1897; 3846. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator /

    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric...

    Copyright: no reg. Probable distribution date from original nitrate film edge date code. DLC Duration: 0:43 at 18 fps. Title graphic: "Buy an electric refrigerator" -- Medium shot of woman opening a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
  • Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48411. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:32 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade [1918] /

    President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty L...

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: (1:54) at 17 fps. RMA lists date in title as 1917. Appearing: Edith Wilson, Sallie Bolling White, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Eleanor McAdoo, Emile Cartier, Geraldine Farrar, William Gibbs ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Latina, dislocation act

    Latina, dislocation act

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • President Roosevelt reviewing the troops at Charleston Exposition /

    President Roosevelt reviewing the troops at Charleston Exposi...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Apr02; H16715. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Captain F.W. Wagener, Mayor Smyth, Governor McSweeney, and Governor Avcock. Duration: 2:20 at 14 fps. President Roosevelt is standing on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34981. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 282. Duration: 0:46 at 16 fps. The subject is the delivery of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch ...

    • 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
  • TR [in Louisiana], 1915 [4] /

    TR [in Louisiana], 1915 [4] /

    Copyright: no reg. Photographed by Herbert K. Job. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:20 at 18 fps. Views of TR walking on beach; holding his hat, TR stands near bushes on an ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone

    Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (4 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (4 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. ...

    • Contributor: [Winthrop Moving Picture Co.]
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • English lancers charging /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • TR and Mrs. Roosevelt [at the Panama-California Exposition, 1915] /

    TR and Mrs. Roosevelt [at the Panama-California Exposition, 1...

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt. Duration: 0:09 at 16 fps. At the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, California, on July 27, 1915, Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt speak with officials ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38517. Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps. Photographed June 1, 1899. Location: 14th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y. The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition /

    Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13May04; H45954. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Duration: 3:34 at 16 fps. The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Circular panorama of housing the ice  /

    Circular panorama of housing the ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14440. The camera photographed an area of industrial activity. Against a hill approximately one hundred feet in height, ten escalatorlike conveyors have been constructed. The film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sutro Baths /

    Sutro Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52619. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897