• 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
  • Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 61. The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Sleighing scene /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1898; 73462. Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps. Location: West Side Drive, Central Park, New York, N.Y. A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the ...

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

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins with a slow pan over the tower building of the exposition, which was lighted by electric lights. The pan goes from a daylight shot of the grounds to what appears to be a special effects situation involving back lighting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Transporting Internal Rev. stamps, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34994. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 334. The film shows a two-horse postal delivery wagon backed against a ramp, where two men are unloading the contents of the wagon into a delivery chute. Filmed August 5, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Loading mail car, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34993. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. This film, part of series on the various activities of the Post Office, starts with a scene of a large railroad mail car on a siding. A horse-drawn, four-wheeled vehicle with a sign "U.S. Mail" on the side proceeds away from the camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charleston chain-gang /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16714. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Boys diving, Honolulu /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 10Apr02; H16361. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 35. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. A large group of small boys stand on a pier, looking up at what probably is the railing and hoping pennies will be thrown into the water for them to retrieve. The boys are clothed only in swim ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • Panorama of esplanade by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633. Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glowing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view aisle B, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45597. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23July1904; H48412 Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:42 at 15 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC A turbine is shown operating. Two men walk up to it, check the running of various parts on it, and write their findings down on paper. A third man is seen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • Mining operations, Pennsylvania coal fields /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 23Dec04; H54720. Cameraman, Jamison. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 208. Duration: 2:25 at 16 fps. The film opens on an area covered with snow where the following operations are visible: track laying, and dirt moving by explosion, grader, steam shovel, and steam engine. Filmed December 17, 1904 in Drifton, PA. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904