• Buffalo Fire Department in action /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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, with military band. Filmed June 10, 1897, in Buffalo, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 309; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Procession of floats /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 a horse-drawn brougham and enter the speaker's bleachers. Next, personnel of the New York Fire Department walk by the camera. One of every piece of fire-fighting equipment then used by the department ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Lurline Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60578. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: At San Francisco. The main feature is the toboggan slide which the bathers use, some sitting, others lying down, head first or feet first. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. August 1897, at the Lurline Baths in San Francisco, California. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • High school field exercises, Missouri Commission /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 7May04; H45455. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 136. Duration: 0:54 at 16 fps. The cameraman placed his equipment on the side of an athletic field adjacent to a high school. During the course of the film, teen-age boys exhibit their skill at high jumping, pole vaulting, shot putting, discus throwing, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Midway of Charleston exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16713. Duration: 0:21 at 16 fps. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows people walking on the midway at the Charleston Exposition. Very few objects are discernible because of the distance. Filmed April 1902 in Charleston, SC. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Taping coils, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45461. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:22 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work. Biograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Logging in Maine /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 19Jun06; H79740. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration of online digital copy: 3:11 (part 1), 3:20 (part 2), 2:42 (part 3), 3:43 (part 4), 4:43 (part 5) at 16 fps. The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7633. Duration: 1:26 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows the total exposition and its buildings. The film contains a 360-degree pan. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: CIRCULAR PANORAMA OF THE ELECTRIC TOWER. Ungulata. [code for telegraphic orders] A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Buffalo stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43408. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into the yards, where they are sold and distributed. 50 feet. 7.50. Filmed ca. early June 1897, in Buffalo, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • A glimpse of the San Diego exposition /

    Copyright: Keystone; 18Feb15; MP293. Duration: 3:57 (part 1), 3:22 (part 2) at 16 fps. The film begins from a single-camera position high above the Exposition grounds. The camera begins to pan from left to right, following the horizon. The picture includes all of the spires and buildings of the fair. Then the camera is moved to the Exposition midway and footage is taken of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • 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
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48417. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:19 at 15 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 A large group of men are shown performing various tasks in one room at the Westinghouse Air ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the film "Esquimaux Game of Leap-frog" as one film, entitled "Scene in the Esquimaux Village." The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Loading sugar cane /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Sep02; H21496. Title cross referenced with film titles: Cutting sugar cane ; Train of sugar cane. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration: 0:33 at 16 fps. The short length of this films leaves much to be desired to give proper description. However, it is possible to see a large receiving ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Labor Day parade] /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Main, interior and end titles lacking. DLC Title, date, and production information from inventory lists. Duration: 3:13 at 16 fps. Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pans to the street where the parade is to be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48415. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:41 (part 1) and 2:55 (part 2) at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wagons loading mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34995. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 352. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. The photographer placed his camera to encompass as much of the loading ramp of a mail delivery building as possible. As the film begins, several horse-drawn postal transportation vehicles are backed up to the ramp. At the end ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Driving cattle to pasture /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18May04; H46137. Cameraman, A. C. Abadie. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 83. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. The camera was placed to get the best view of the many cattle being driven toward grazing land. Edision Foundation records (envelope 135): "photographed by A. C. Abadie, May 9, 1904, Bliss, Oklahoma Territory. Showing a large number of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Babies rolling eggs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16124. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. Some small children in winter clothing face the camera in a semicircle. They throw what appear to be eggs down the incline toward the camera position. From left and right of the camera, a great number of young boys scramble for the eggs. Many close-ups and mass photographs of the activities are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Panorama view street car motor room /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45147. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:35 at 15 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 A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The ball game /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 20May98; 31442. Duration: 0:27 at 28 fps. Photographed from one camera position behind home plate, the film shows a baseball game in progress. The action includes two players running toward the camera; one uniform is distinquishable as Newark, New Jersey. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Opening, Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28May1901; H4637. Duration: 1:48 at 15 fps. Photographed May 20, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. A group of dignitaries from various countries was photographed from a single camera position participating in a parade marking the opening of the Pan-American Exposition. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: OPENING OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION ON MAY 20th, 1901. Ungehofft [code for telegraphic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901