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  • Boat race /

    Boat race /

    Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats begin moving and it can be seen that the camera was positioned on a vessel following the two competing pulling boats. The camera stays with the two boats until their destination is disclosed ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - McCutcheon, Wallace - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Bathing at Atlantic City /

    Bathing at Atlantic City /

    The film shows the bathing beach at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The camera position was from a tower or some platform high over the heads of the people on the sand adjoining the water. The camera pans approximately 180 degrees, taking in hundreds of people sitting on the sand between the boardwalk and the ocean, part of the boardwalk, and a great deal of ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.

    • Contributor: Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California,

    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos...

    Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for ...

    • Contributor: Hutchings, Phil - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California,

    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos...

    Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for ...

    • Contributor: Hutchings, Phil - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Atlantic City floral parade /

    Atlantic City floral parade /

    Views of a parade down an Atlantic City street lined with crowds of spectators--some people watching from roofs--children, women in long skirts, many moustached men wearing hats. Shows uniformed men marching, boys pulling a small floral float with a woman riding in it, an elaborate float with a girl in it being pushed by a man, more small floats (decorated chairs?) with children, two ...

    • Contributor: Waters, Percival L. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Dancing darkey boy /

    Dancing darkey boy /

    In this outside scene, a small African American boy--dressed in a cap, leggings, and suit with short pants--dances on a table or other flat, raised surface. Surrounding and encouraging him with hand claps is a group of men, dressed in a variety of styles, from shirtsleeves and caps to suits and hats, with one gentleman in a formal suit and top hat. Visible in ...

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Surati —Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati —Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs classical and folk East Indian music and dance at the Library of Congress, November 19, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Surati (Dance Group) - Roy, Rimli - Austen, Theadocia Millich - Todorova Pirgova, Iveta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • U.S. battleship "Oregon" /

    U.S. battleship "Oregon" /

    "This picture of the pride of the United States Navy was made on the occasion of the Peace Jubilee in New York City, and was taken from a tug passing the warship on its way up the North River. The entire crew are on deck, and a beautiful view of this wonderful craft is afforded"--Biograph picture catalogue. Views on the starboard side of the ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade  /

    U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade /

    One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day ...

    • Contributor: Dewey, George - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    From Edison films catalog: Schley's flagship at close range, showing shot hole in the middle of funnel, near deck. She flies a frayed and tattered battle flag. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser "Olympia" /

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

    "Showing the gallant Admiral standing directly in front of the camera, life size, his head bare, graciously bidding his guests adieu. This was exhibited at Eden Musee and Koster and Bial's, New York, to 18,000 people the next day after the picture was taken"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    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 and from the houses of the unfortunate residents, whom we see ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees /

    From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00

    • Contributor: Dewey, George - Miles, Nelson Appleton - Sampson, William Thomas - Pruden, Octavius Longworth - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Brook Foundation Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey,

    Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph...

    Junius Williams recalls growing up in Richmond, Virginia, attending Amherst College, and joining the student group Students for Racial Equality. He remembers attending the March on Washington, organizing a civil rights conference at Mount Holyoke, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses traveling with other students to the Selma to Montgomery March, being arrested at the march with Worth Long, ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Junius W. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Going to the fire /

    Going to the fire /

    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.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Capture of Boer battery /

    Capture of Boer battery /

    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 they pursue the flying Boers.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The fleet steaming up North River /

    The fleet steaming up North River /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows the "Brooklyn," flying Schley's twin-starred blue flag. Every detail brought out with wonderful clearness. Excursion craft in the distance. Bow of the "Indiana" appears toward end of film. 150 feet. $22.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A romance of the rail /

    A romance of the rail /

    From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall in love. The Lackawanna Limited then rolls into the station and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Passaic Falls /

    Passaic Falls /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • "Columbia" winning the Cup /

    "Columbia" winning the Cup /

    "The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races is shown in this picture. Against a background of well defined clouds, the Light Boat is seen marking the finishing line in this great aquatic struggle. As the Columbia crosses the line, followed closely by the Shamrock, we see the steam from the whistle of the Light Ship announcing the well earned victory of the ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Statue of Liberty /

    Statue of Liberty /

    A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - American Vitagraph Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Observation train following parade /

    Observation train following parade /

    From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: There were two freight trains standing on the tracks between the river and the Riverside Park, and they furnished a perfect impromptu observation train service to the men and boys who clambered up on the cars to get a view of the [Sampson homecoming naval] parade. They saw the vessels go up and then waited for their ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River /

    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) where an American Line steamer, either the "New York" or "Paris," is seen docked [Frame: ...

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • English lancers charging /

    English lancers charging /

    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 on by their officers, with the Royal colors flying in the ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Mitchell, Mason - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. The background shows the white dome of the tomb on the hill crest. 50 feet. $7.50

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Life rescue at Long Branch /

    H8692 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Sept1901; H8692. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. August to early September 1901. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 180-81; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Hockey match on the ice /

    Hockey match on the ice /

    From Edison films catalog: The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal. 150 feet. $22.50.

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

    Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The ball game /

    The ball game /

    Photographed from one camera position behind home plate, the film shows a baseball game in progress. The Reading pitcher has just let a Newark batter walk to first. He gets up on his toes, ready to head for second base. The next batter up cracks first ball pitched for a two bagger, and races for the base with a burst of speed. The first ...

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [Newark athlete.

    [Newark athlete.

    Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. This is the "reanimated" version of the fragment by Gordon Hendricks.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • [Men boxing] /

    [Men boxing] /

    Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey,

    Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph...

    Junius Williams recalls growing up in Richmond, Virginia, attending Amherst College, and joining the student group Students for Racial Equality. He remembers attending the March on Washington, organizing a civil rights conference at Mount Holyoke, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses traveling with other students to the Selma to Montgomery March, being arrested at the march with Worth Long, ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Junius W. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    From The Phonoscope, June 1899, p. 17: Shows a group of sailors and an officer at the stern. The flag runs out in a ball to the end of the staff, and, at the signal, is broken. Proudly the stars and stripes wave in the morning breeze, while the officer salutes. A very pretty picture of man-o-war life. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Capture of Boer battery by British /

    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 clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Leonard-Cushing fight /

    Leonard-Cushing fight /

    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. Price each round, $22.50.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Leonard, Mike (Michael Wellington) - Cushing, Jack - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kinetoscope Exhibition Company - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress) - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    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 rigged, trim as a private yacht, skimming over the waters of ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    From Edison films catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. Captain Coghlan stands among a group of officers near the bridge. The "Raleigh" fired the first gun at Manila, and is the first boat of the Pacific Squadron visiting New York. All the details of the famous battleship are clearly shown ...

    • Contributor: Coghlan, Joseph Bullock - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    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 the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.

    • Contributor: Schroeder, A. - General Electric Company - Bray Studios - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • A morning alarm /

    A morning alarm /

    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 clearly depicted. From Edison films catalog: Shows a Newark fire company just leaving the ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • [Easter Sunday, Atlantic City boardwalk] /

    [Easter Sunday, Atlantic City boardwalk] /

    Crowds of people in their Easter finery parade on the boardwalk near Green's Hotel, and near a pier in Atlantic City. Some people ride in stroller chairs, one man pushes a baby carriage, and the ladies hold their hats to keep them from being blown off in the wind.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    "Firemen board the fireboat New Yorker docked at the Battery, New York City; pull anchor; shove off; and proceed out into the harbor"--George Kleine Collection...catalog.

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Fireboat "New Yorker" in action /

    Fireboat "New Yorker" in action /

    A demonstration by the famous fireboat "New Yorker." The picture shows the fireboat with all its nozzles spurting water as it goes back and forth in front of the camera. Put in service on February 1, 1891 as Engine Company 57, the "New Yorker" was stationed at the Battery near Castle Garden, where her crew lived aboard. She was 125 feet long, 25 feet ...

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Single tracks

    Single tracks

    The award winning film, Single Tracks, fills an empty niche in the growing narrative of Gay and Lesbian cinema through its depiction of a family bridging the gap between the straight and gay worlds. Many films have deepened our understanding of the coming out story, while narrowly focusing on the drama surrounding the gay protagonist. Little time has been spent on the 'unwilling co-pilot' ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • [Hawthorne, Charles Webster--home movies]. Tennis.

    [Hawthorne, Charles Webster--home movies]. Tennis.

    These home movies of the family of Charles Webster Hawthorne present scenes of people playing tennis on the campus of Princeton University. Joseph Hawthorne, Charles' son, graduated from Princeton University in 1930.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1930
  • Rivers of North America Series

    Rivers of North America Series

    Brings a unique perspective to the role great rivers have played in the early development and subsequent settlement of a region and a nation. Each river has its own unique story to tell, its own geology, geography, and history.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
  • America's castles. The Governor's mansions /

    America's castles. The Governor's mansions /

    A look at governors' mansions, including Kentucky's, modeled after Marie Antoinette's villa near the Palace of Versaille. Also: executive mansions in New Jersey and Missouri.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • Admiral Dewey on the deck of flagship, 1899.

    Admiral Dewey on the deck of flagship, 1899.

    When Admiral George Dewey enters New York Bay on Sept. 27, 1899, he receives many visitors who wish to formally welcome him to New York and to complete arrangements for his reception in New York and in Washington, D.C. Admiral Dewey and three of his officers walk on the deck of the Olympia, Dewey's flagship, which is anchored at Tompkinsville, Staten Island; a group ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Split ends /

    Split ends /

    "Manningtree, New Jersey is a little town on the brink of extinction. The 19th century storefronts of Old Town are being threatened of being replaced with a massive mall/luxury condo complex that will replace a dozen mom & pop businesses, if anyone refuses to sell, the developers are prepared to use eminent domain law to pry the Old Towner's off their property. The town's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • EcoNews. An Eastern river system [and] New York's Hackensack Meadowlands [and] California Santa Cruz Island /

    EcoNews. An Eastern river system [and] New York's Hackensack ...

    Copyright: unknown. Copyright notice on videocassette: Educational Communications, Inc. ; 1987. Camera/audio, Terri Armao ; production assistants, James Seleski, Dot Cannon ; videotape editor, Nancy Pearlman. Host: Nancy Pearlman. Show #420. The films "Lessons of the Hackensack Meadowlands" and "Santa Cruz, sanctuary in the sea" courtesy of the Nature Conservatory and "The one that got away" courtesy of Population/Environment Balance was shown. Sources used: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1987
  • [Factory] /

    [Factory] /

    Shows the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, N.J. Pans the laboratory buildings and surrounding residential areas from the rooftop of one of the buildings.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Parade, fiftieth anniversary, Atlantic City, N.J. /

    Parade, fiftieth anniversary, Atlantic City, N.J. /

    Shows a parade held in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of Atlantic City in 1854. Includes views of patriotic floats, a U.S. Army Drum and Bugle Corps, and the men and equipment of the Atlantic City Fire Department.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • American justice. Death of a bride /

    American justice. Death of a bride /

    Sources used: copyright material; OCLC database, viewed June 28, 2010.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Deep sea detectives. Tugboat down! /

    Deep sea detectives. Tugboat down! /

    Wreckage of the Thomas Hebert, a tugboat that sank off the coast of New Jewsey in 1993, is explored.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • The secret life of Walter Mitty /

    The secret life of Walter Mitty /

    Story of a mild-mannered proofreader for a pulp fiction publisher, hen-pecked by his mother and fiancee, who escapes reality through a series of fantasies in which he is the hero, including a brave schooner captain caught in a typhoon, surgical genius, dashing RAF pilot who downs his 71st Nazi plane, Mississippi riverboat gambler, hat designer Anatole of Paris, and cowboy Mitty the Kid. When ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1947
  • Admiral Dewey on the deck of flagship, 1899.

    Admiral Dewey on the deck of flagship, 1899.

    Admiral George Dewey returns triumphantly to New York City, Sept. 27, 1899, from his victory in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War of 1898. Immediately after his arrival in the New York Bay, many prominent people make formal visits to the Olympia, Dewey's flagship, anchored at Tompkinsville, Staten Island. Naval officers and guests appear on the Olympia's deck; in second sequence the Admiral and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • City confidential. Elizabeth, NJ : death of a don /

    City confidential. Elizabeth, NJ : death of a don /

    Narrator: Paul Winfield. Sources used: copyright description; A&E WWW site, viewed Apr. 22, 2010; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed Apr. 30, 2010.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Scared straight! 20 years later /

    Scared straight! 20 years later /

    Scared straight! profiles a unique juvenile crime-prevention program at New Jersey's Rahway maximum-security prison, recounting the day seventeen most dangerous criminals. In an attempt to scare the kids out of their criminal ways, prisoners took turns describing prison life, emphsizing it's worst features. Scared straight! 20 years later traces the subsequent lives of the teens and convicts featured in the original documentary.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • War of the worlds /

    War of the worlds /

    As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Roosevelt, New Jersey : visions of utopia /

    Roosevelt, New Jersey : visions of utopia /

    Explores the history of a unique community, created in 1936 under the name Jersey Homesteads with funds from the U.S. Resettlement Administration. In this radical social and economic experiment, 120 families of Jewish garment workers moved from New York City to settle in the cooperative, which included a coat factory, farms, and a consumer outlet. Includes archival footage and interviews with the original cooperators ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
  • Wise guys /

    Wise guys /

    PA304-270 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: M G M Entertainment Co. DCR 1985; PUB 18Apr86; REG 9Jul86; PA304-270. Executive producer, Irwin Russo ; associate producer, Patrick McCormick ; music by Ira Newborn ; edited by Jerry Greenberg ; director of photography, Fred Shuler. Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey. New York times, 4/18/86, p. C8. Reference sources used: Variety, 4/23/86; New York times, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986
  • U.S. battleship "Oregon" /

    U.S. battleship "Oregon" /

    "The camera position was a boat. The outline of the U.S. battleship Oregon can be seen as she proceeds up river under her own power. Her crew is at "quarters" and several unidentified naval vessels are in full reception dress (bunting and signal flags in the rigging). Several times during the course of the film, portions of the battleship are obscured by passenger-laden excursion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Indian summer /

    Indian summer /

    On the first hot day of summer, an old farmer goes fishing just as he has done for many years on the West Branch of the Delaware River. A young boy, his frequent fishing companion, eagerly takes him to see the first giant bulldozers, which are to begin construction on the Cannonsville Reservoir. In order to provide more water for the cities, the vast ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1963
  • Historic landmarks of the Hudson Valley /

    Historic landmarks of the Hudson Valley /

    A travelog of the Hudson River Valley with scenes of the Palisades, Tappan Zee, Tarrytown, Haverstraw, Sing Sing Prison, Castle Rock, Garrison, West Point, Newburg, the Poughkeepsie Bridge, the Walkill Valley, the Catskills, Kingston, Roundout Village, and activities along the Hudson River. Irises onto and out of every scene.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • [LC performance]. Mr. Earle Walker, acting director, Office of Business and Job Opportunity, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey /

    [LC performance]. Mr. Earle Walker, acting director, Office o...

    Mr. Earle Walker, acting director of the Office of Business and Job Opportunity of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, speaks about his office and its various functions. The Office of Business and Job Opportunity designs and administers programs that assist small businesses, including minority, women and disadvantaged businesses, to participate in contracting opportunities with the Port Authority. He discusses the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • "Columbia" and "Shamrock II" turning the outer stake boat /

    "Columbia" and "Shamrock II" turning the outer stake boat /

    "One of the two sailboat contenders for the America's Cup is visible. The distance from the camera to the ship is about a mile. However, the crew of the leading vessel can be seen preparing her to come about. The film shows the leading vessel can be seen preparing her to come about. The film shows the leading vessel making her turn at about ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • "Columbia" winning the Cup /

    "Columbia" winning the Cup /

    "The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races is shown in this picture. Against a background of well defined clouds, the light boat is seen marking the finishing line in this great aquatic struggle. As the Columbia crosses the line, followed closely by the Shamrock, we see the steam from the whistle of the light ship announcing the well earned victory of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Audience leaving theater, Hoboken, N.J.] /

    [Audience leaving theater, Hoboken, N.J.] /

    Shows several men and women leaving a theater. Includes scenes of pedestrian traffic in front of the theater and of a billboard announcing Edward H. Favor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The big house. East Jersey state /

    The big house. East Jersey state /

    Presents the history of East Jersey State Prison (formerly State Prison, Rahway, N.J.) through historic film footage and interviews with present and former inmates, officials, and guards at the institution.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • The cartel /

    The cartel /

    "The Cartel shows us our educational system like we've never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving multi-billion dollar business"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The Selig-tribune.

    The Selig-tribune.

    In Sacramento, Governor Johnson drives the first stake for California's new $10,000,000 canal. The Southern Commercial Congress opens with a parade of the National Guard, sailors and cadets in Norfolk, Virginia. Congressman Adamson of Georgia, Sen. Fernald of Maine and Sen. Jim Watson of Indiana pose in front of congressional office buildings in Washington, D.C. In New York City, "Open Window" and "Walk to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Beyond the bricks /

    Beyond the bricks /

    Follows African American students Shaquiel Ingram and Erick Graham as they struggle to stay on track in the Newark, NJ public school system. Weaved into the boys stories is commentary from some of the countries foremost scholars and experts focused on African-American boys and their education including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and Schott Foundation President Dr. John Jackson, among others. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Ceiling zero /

    Ceiling zero /

    Jake Lee, the hard-driving boss for Newark's Federal Airlines, rehires his old friend, Dizzy Davis, an ace pilot, against the wishes of company supervisor, Al Stone. Dizzy, known for his daredevil flying and success with women, goes after female flyer, Tommy Thomas. To advance his romance, Dizzy feigns heart trouble and sends his best friend, Texas Clark, on a dangerous flight. Tex's plane crashes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1936
  • Delivered vacant /

    Delivered vacant /

    Copyright: no registration. Sources used: 407 copyright descriptive material and M/B/RS Descriptions files. Received: 4/9/95; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Not viewed.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
  • [Liquor dealers parade, Hoboken] /

    [Liquor dealers parade, Hoboken] /

    Footage, probably partly staged, of a parade and a street scene. Men carrying placards march down a street, followed by a small band. Next come three decorated carts pulled by men wearing what appear to be firemen's uniforms. They are followed immediately by a horse-drawn delivery wagon, and the parade ends. People walk along the sidewalks and in the street. Carriages appear, and one ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The big story. Make believe bandit /

    The big story. Make believe bandit /

    Copyright: no reg. Episode title taken from copyright data sheet. Music supervisor, Vladimir Selinsky ; director of photography, George Webber ; film editor, James Gaffney. Reedy Tarleton, Bob Brown, Lenka Peterson, Wolf Barzell. Host and narrator: Burgess Meredith. Appearing: Emil Slaboda. This series was originally broadcast by NBC from 9/16/1949 to 6/28/1957 and then syndicated for one year with Burgess Meredith as the narrator ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1958
  • S.S. "Columbia" sailing /

    S.S. "Columbia" sailing /

    As the film begins, a large ocean liner with three smokestacks can be seen tied to a dock where there are many people. The film shows the liner getting under way and moving away from the dock. The people on the pier as well as the passengers lining the decks of the ship wave.

    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The New Jersey Pinelands our country's first national reserve /

    The New Jersey Pinelands our country's first national reserve /

    Gives an overview of the ecology and cultural history of this unique area in southeastern New Jersey. Looks at the natural resources, rare plants and animals, and environmental conditions. Also outlines features of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984
  • The barrens /

    The barrens /

    It's known as The Jersey Devil the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself that some say still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey. For Richard Vineyard it's the perfect place for a weekend camping trip with his family. But 'roughing it' isn't like it was when Richard was a boy. He might also be a man teetering on ...

    • Contributor: Bousman, Darren Lynn - Kirshner, Mia - Moyer, Stephen - Knudsen, Erik - Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Steamscow "Cinderella" and ferryboat "Cincinnati" /

    Steamscow "Cinderella" and ferryboat "Cincinnati" /

    "The film, photographed from a camera positioned on a dock, shows a large steam scow passing the camera location; simultaneously, a large paddle-wheel ferryboat passes in the opposite direction. The weather was not conducive to good photography; no details of either of the craft are distinct enough for further elaboration"--Early motion pictures.

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Investigative reports. Parole board: New Jersey /

    Investigative reports. Parole board: New Jersey /

    Documentary that goes behind the bars of the South Woods Correctional Center for a look at the parole process in New Jersey. The program presents the experiences of two inmates as they face the panel.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
  • Fathers and sons /

    Fathers and sons /

    PA576-852 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Asbury Park Productions, Inc. DCR 1991; PUB 17Feb92; REG 13Feb94; PA576-852. Alternate title given as Fathers & sons in Baseline, 11/5/92. Executive producers, Nick Wechsler and Keith Addis ; director of photography, Ron Fortunato ; film editor, Janice Keuhnelian ; original music score by Mason Daring. Jeff Goldblum, Rory Cochrane, Mitchell Marchand, Rosanna Arquette. On leader: 1.85; refers to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
  • Daylight /

    Daylight /

    An accidental explosion rips through a jammed commuter tunnel beneath the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey, sealing off both ends and trapping a diverse band of survivors inside. A disgraced former emergency medical services chief manages to reach them and then struggles through fire, noxious gases, explosions, collapsing walls, massive flooding and rats to lead them to daylight.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1997
  • "Reliance" vs. "Shamrock III", Aug. 20 /

    "Reliance" vs. "Shamrock III", Aug. 20 /

    "The camera was approximately 550 yards from the race course track line. The first action is the bowsprit of the leading contender entering the picture. The remainder of the film includes a full photograph of the leading yacht as well as most of the trailing yacht. Both of the vessels are sailing close-hauled and full rigged. The Reliance and Shamrock III were contenders for ...

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Screen snapshots.

    Screen snapshots.

    A movie fan magazine provides glimpses of stars behind the scenes and at play. Rudolph Valentino acts as make-up assistant for Agnes Ayres before they shoot a scene of The sheik. Francis X. Bushman, his wife Beverly Bayne and son Richard relax on the boardwalk and beach at Atlantic City. Stars strut their dogs' stuff at a dog show in Los Angeles. As Fannie ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • "Reliance" and "Shamrock III" jockeying and starting in first race /

    "Reliance" and "Shamrock III" jockeying and starting in first...

    "The opening scene shows the area designated for turning in the America's Cup Races. Two large sailingyachts approach the turning buoy and make their turn. They pass close to the boat carrying the camera. The crew of one of the yachts is clearly visible"--Early motion pictures.

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Commander Dyott sailing from [Hoboken, N.J.] for South America, 1926.

    Commander Dyott sailing from [Hoboken, N.J.] for South Americ...

    On July 24, 1926, under the auspices of the Roosevelt Memorial Association, Commander George M. Dyott, a British explorer, and his party undertook an expedition to retrace and film TR's journey down the River of Doubt in western Brazil. Opening scene of Dyott on board the Lambert & Holt liner, S.S. Vandyck anchored in what appears to be Hoboken, N.J. prior to departure; medium ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
  • A better New Jersey /

    A better New Jersey /

    Surveys WPA projects in New Jersey, including the improvement of highways and airports, the construction and improvement of schools, the control of mosquitos, and the operation of Camp Hope for underprivileged children.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1937
  • Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook /

    Pilot leaving "Prinzessen Victoria Luise" at Sandy Hook /

    "From a camera positioned on the starboard rail of a large ocean liner, a bosun's ladder can be seened suspended down the side of the ship. As the film progresses, a man decends the ladder. When he reaches the bottom of the ladder, he waits until a small rowing boat comes close. As it does, he steps from the ladder into the boat and ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • City of hope /

    City of hope /

    Hudson City, New Jersey (fictional city). Joe (Tony Lo Bianco) is a wealthy building contractor. His son Nick (Vincent Spano) takes part in a robbery and is caught. In exchange for his son's freedom, Joe torches a low-income housing project he owns that City Hall has been pressuring him to tear down to make way for a lucrative condo development. Wynn (Joe Morton) is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Pathé's weekly.

    Pathé's weekly.

    Copyright: no reg. Date and identification number for Pathé's weekly from interior titles. Releasing company from Moving picture world, v. 18, p. 678. Reel count taken from Motography, v. 10, p. 375. Moving picture world, v. 18, p. 772. Moving picture world, v. 18, p. 772 lists a segment which does not appear on film and the comic section in film is not mentioned ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • America's castles. The Victorian era /

    America's castles. The Victorian era /

    A tour of three Victorian mansions: industrialist John Glessner's Glessner Home in Chicago; Thomas Edison's Glenmont in New Jersey; and Mark Twain's house in Hartford, Conn., where he wrote "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • Investigative reports. Cold case files. Family secret [and] Blood trail /

    Investigative reports. Cold case files. Family secret [and] B...

    Cold cases include the murder of a policeman in New Jersey. And, a Texas murder solved with the help of a volunteer crime-solving organization called the Vidocq Society.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • You'll know my name /

    You'll know my name /

    "The American western gets updated in this hard hitting commentary on a lost generation caught in the decaying American dream. Nick is one of many teens roaming the wasteland of Southern Jersey. Over the course of a single evening, he sets himself on a collision course with Mike Santo; folk hero to some, psychopathic tyrant to most. At the center of the coming showdown ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • The Statue of Liberty /

    The Statue of Liberty /

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Hack Swain Productions, Inc. ; 1977. Source used: Index to 16mm educational films, 8th ed., v. 1, p. 537 and v. 4, p. 756. Received: 3/14/85; ref print; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Screened for credits only.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1977
  • [Fire scenes, ruins of Edison's factory] /

    [Fire scenes, ruins of Edison's factory] /

    Shows men clearing debris from the fire-gutted Edison factory in West Orange, N.J. Using a single camera position, pans across the factory ruins and around to buildings across the street. Repeats a scene of a man using a blowtorch to cut a beam.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • America's castles. Hudson River Valley estates /

    America's castles. Hudson River Valley estates /

    A tour of three Hudson River Valley mansions: Lyndhurst, Vanderbilt Mansion, Kykuit.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
  • On the waterfront /

    On the waterfront /

    Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. It takes the love of Edie Doyle, the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother, Charley the Gent, is murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995