• Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7May1904; H45460. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:49 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations. Biograph catalog no. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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 up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Armour's electric trolley /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43409. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows the private electric railway of Messrs. Armour & Co. in their great Chicago yards. Part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Sep04; H50382. Photographer, A.C. Abadie. Photographer credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 9. Kleine materials have no titles, are dark and frequently out of frame. DLC Duration: 3:44 (part 1), 1:47 (part 2) at 18 fps. Copy two of ref print and dupe neg copied from paper pos. Intertitles added by Kemp Niver. DLC Shows the Baby Parade at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Throwing mail into bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34976. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 328. This film concerns the separation of mail parcels before distribution. A semicircular rack of mail bags, each tagged with a different location, is placed on a set of the interior of a postal building. Two postal employees throw packages of envelopes brought to ...

    • 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
  • Drill by the Providence police /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38866. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 83. In the center of a town square, a company of uniformed policemen equipped with nightsticks is standing at attention. The policemen execute several close-order drill maneuvers similar to those of any army infantry company. They end as they began, company front. Filmed November ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Swimming pool, Palm Beach /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Feb05; H56666. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 319. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a swimming pool with a white building on the far side. Several persons in bathing suits dive into the water from a springboard, as well as from the balcony above. Filmed February 3, 1905 in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Skating on lake, Central Park /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25Aug1902; H21313. Duration: 0:54 at 15 fps. Camera, Frederick S. Armitage. Photographed February 5, 1900. Location: Central Park, New York, N.Y. The view is of a frozen lake in Central Park crowded with ice skaters. The film is of such poor quality that it is difficult to tell if the apparent "snow" is real or just scratches on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Carriers at work, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34978. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48. The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately twenty-five feet. The placement of the equipment and its use by the post ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Albany, N.Y., fire department /

    Copyright: no reg. Main title lacking; out of frame at 12 ft. DLC Duration: 1:42 at 18 fps. A sidewalk crowd on a main street of Albany, N.Y., watches as fourteen pieces of horse-drawn fire equipment quickly pass by. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Received: 7/20/59 from USDA lab; ref print, dupe neg & arch pos; purchase, ...

    • 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
  • Hockey match on the ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13572. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. 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. Filmed ca. February 1898, at Crystal Lake, Newark, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Clerks tying up for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34977. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. The film shows two postal employees as they tie into bundles stacks of letters they have just removed from a destination "case." Filmed August 7, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2467. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Rapidly one after the other coach after coach passes before the camera. First comes a big one, six horses, crowded top and inside with tourists. They wave hats and handkerchiefs as they pass. Then comes another; then follows four more, each drawn by a four-horse team, while ten or ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Girls winding armatures /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 28Apr1904; H45003. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 1:55 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34975. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks. Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Cancelling machine, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34974. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 45. The camera that photographed this film, built around the operation of cancelling mail, was placed high enough to include not only the machine and its operation but also the man who was making it work. During the film, a large number of envelopes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Kindergarten ball game /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45156. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 174. A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls ...

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