• International contest for the heavyweight championship--Squires vs. Burns, Ocean View, Cal., July 4th, 1907 /

    Copyright: Miles Brothers; 18Jul07; H96711. Cameraman, Herbert J. Miles [?]. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 161. Duration: 2:40 at 18 fps. This is an actual film of the heavyweight championship prize fight. The fight was labeled the shortest and fiercest prize fight on record up to that time. Filmed July 4, 1907 in Ocean View, California. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Asia in America, St. Louis exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 28May04; H46575. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 15. Duration: 0:52 at 20 fps. The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes. Available also ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2468. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of tourists. Up dashes a spanking team of six, seemingly as fresh and spirited as when they started. Friends who are waiting on the piazza rush to greet the new arrivals and help ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 the U.S. mail in a rural area. The camera was positioned in full sight of a standard rural free delivery post box located in front of a well-kept house and garden. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Women of the ghetto bathing /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 09Dec02; H24897. Duration: 0:55 at 16 fps. The subject is a group of women bathing in a public swimming pool. The camera was placed on the edge of the pool and the full extent of the film shows the women in the pool. Only the heads and shoulders of most of the women are visible but it is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (moulding scene) /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48413. 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. DLC Men working in teams carry buckets of molten material and pour the material into what appear to be molds lined up on the ground. Biograph catalog no. 2914; code name (for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Esquimaux village /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7327. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first of three camera positions shows a low building resembling an igloo beside a small pool, and an ice floe. Dark-complexioned people dressed as Eskimos run up and down alongside the pool, and a dog pulls a sled. Next, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48416. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:20 (part 1) and 1:52 (part 2) at 14 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A large bucket is lowered into a pit by male workers using machinery. Molten material from a furnace is poured into the bucket using a ...

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

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama of Machine Co. aisle, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48410. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:22 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 on an overhead crane travels down a large, long aisle where men are shown working ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Canoeing on the Charles River, Boston, Mass. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 21Jul04; H48348. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 45. Duration: 2:09 at 16 fps. About fifty canoes filled with people on an outing in the summertime were photographed from a single camera position from a bridge overlooking the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45598. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:18 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32029. Duration: 2:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 1, 1903. The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very crowded New York City street market. Rows of pushcarts and street vendors' vehicles can be seen. The precise location is difficult to ascertain, but it is certainly on the Lower East Side, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [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
  • Buying stamps from Rural Wagon, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Augy03; H34985. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 43. Duration: 0:46 at 16 fps. The film shows a man carrying a mail sack. He climbs the stairs of a front porch, rings a doorbell, and a woman comes to the door. The postman hands her something, turns around, and walks down the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting scene) /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48413. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 3:06 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC What appear to be molds pass some men by on conveyor belts. The men take them off the belt and dump the contents onto the ground. Other men pick up with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Delivering newspapers /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30745. Duration: 0:53 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, Arthur Marvin. Photographed May 1, 1899. Location: New York, N.Y. The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign ...

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