• Basket ball, Missouri Valley College /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 10May04; H45596. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 24. Duration: 0:58 at 16 fps. The subject is a basketball game played between teams of girls. The film shows a section of a basketball court in the foreground, the backboard, and the basket. In the background is a three-story brick schoolbuilding. The short ...

    • 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
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. DLC Duration: 0:08 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a "fake" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • Building a harbor at San Pedro /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Dec1901; H11749. Duration: 4:00 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 54-55 [MI]. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Delivering mail from sub-station /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36398. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 76. The subjects seen by the camera are a portion of a large building with columns in front that indicates it is a government building and three small shuttle streetcars across the street from the camera position. As the film progresses, the shuttle cars ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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. DLC On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 07Nov05; H68324. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 371. Several teams of wrestlers in action were photographed from a single-camera position on the set of the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club. Filmed November 1, 1905 in Studio, N.Y.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • 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 nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker. Filmed April 30, 1904 in St. Louis. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Brook trout fishing /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 16Apr02; H16650. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 38. Duration: 0:56 at 16 fps. The camera shows a small waterfall and a stream. Across the stream on the bank is a man with a fishing pole in one hand and a retrieving net in the other. During the course of the film, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chicago-Michigan football game /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 2:30 (part 2) at 20 fps. Excerpts of a 1903 football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Includes views of the uniformed players, the spectators in the stadium and surrounding stands, and the game itself. MAVIS 1833338; Chicago-Michigan football game. DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Bathing at Atlantic City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 21Aug01; H7984. Duration: 1:05 at 18 fps. 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34982. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 94. The opening scene shows a yard in front of what seems to be a two-story house. A small boy is standing in front of the house near a post box fastened to one of the columns supporting the roof of the building. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lathrop School, calisthenics /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 02May04; H45152. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 179. A group of preadolescent boys and girls is standing in a row facing the camera position. In back of them is a wall on which is written "Kansas City, Mo." As the film progresses, the students go through a series calisthenics, performing them ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Tossing eggs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 07Apr02; H16117. Title cross referenced with film: Scrambling for eggs. The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a group of adults and adolescents on what appears to be the side of a hill in a pine grove, tossing and retrieving eggs. There is good footage of the participants's apparel. Filmed April 1, 1900 at the White House in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43418. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Bass fishing /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 03Jan03; H26843. Cameraman, Arthur Marvin. Henry Talbot. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 24. Duration: 1:08 at 16 fps. A man in fashionable sporting attire is standing on some large rocks at the edge of a stream. He is holding a short fishing rod in his hands and casting into the running stream. The film ends ...

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