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  • Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Feb1901; H1402. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A burlesque on Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado and taken from the New York Journal ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of wreckage of water front /

    Panorama of wreckage of water front /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18560. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the remains of one of the docks, several freight cars ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panorama of gorge railway /

    Panorama of gorge railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11028. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

    The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

    Copyright: no reg. Robert Thomae (Mary). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Expos...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Oct1901; H10087. Duration: 2:26 at 15 fps. There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Exploding a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10161. Duration: 0:27 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The torpedo was exploded in fifteen fathoms of water. The picture shows the water, mud and rocks ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27964. Duration: 2:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

    Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Feb1902; H14291. Camera, William S. Paley. Duration: 1:58 at 14 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Buffalo police on parade /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Waterfall in the Catskills /

    Waterfall in the Catskills /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43413. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Beautiful water effects at Haines' Falls, a most picturesque and charming mountain cataract. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18563. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Down the old Potomac /

    Down the old Potomac /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:54 (part 1), 4:00 (part 2), and 3:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38517. Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps. Photographed June 1, 1899. Location: 14th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y. The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Hotel Del Monte /

    Hotel Del Monte /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60586. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows a party of tourists at this famous resort; located in Monterey, Cal., on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:35 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Band drill /

    Band drill /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Frank Baldwin (Steele Ayers, the bandmaster), Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad. Dorsch, E.P. Brown, J.F. Boardman, George Goddard, E.F. Balch, Paul Pfarr. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Swiss village, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18583. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38515. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:51 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Lurline Baths /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition /

    President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American E...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8588. Duration: 1:28 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. From a single camera position pointed directly at the reviewing stand, the film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio /

    Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9082. Duration: 0:41 at 15 fps. Location: Canton, Ohio. Photographed September 18, 1901. It is apparent that the camera was placed on a platform of a train ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Uncle Josh's nightmare /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Buffalo Fire Department in action /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The mysterious cafe /

    The mysterious cafe /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1901; H11495. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:35 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: As the above title indicates, the scene does not ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago /

    Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43410. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

    Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18565. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:55 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows several buildings which were wrecked and also shows a rear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba /

    U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46690. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:39 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park /

    Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2469. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Alaska and Yellowstone National Park Series" in the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald ...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Aug1904; H49524. Duration: 4:03 (part 1), 4:17 (part 2), and 2:35 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • American falls from above, American side /

    American falls from above, American side /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Dec1896; 67877. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows glittering ice background and a group of photographers preparing to take pictures. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775. Duration: 2:20 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: EMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. Shows a large open barge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31447. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25322. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Morning colors on U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1899; 29259. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 0:42 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Sutro Baths /

    Sutro Baths /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52619. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Aug1900; D16704. Duration: 3:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72831. Duration: 3:12 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in the Transvaal. The scene ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Panorama of esplanade by night /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago /

    Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38238. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:33 at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • White Wings on review /

    White Wings on review /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32033. Duration: 3:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 29, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. Filmed on an unidentified street in New York City, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

    Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16385. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the entire height of this wonderful structure from the base of the dome and return, with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion, leaving cars /

    10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion, leaving cars /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31440. Duration: 1:20:00 at 18 fps. "American infantry troops dressed in field uniforms of the Spanish-American War can be seen close to the foreground of the camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug1901; H7634. Duration: 1:20 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The title indicates that this film was taken ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

    Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Oct1898; 60143. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 1:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the famous Marine Band of the "Brooklyn," with the mascot goat alongside ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Taking President McKinley's body from train at Canton, Ohio /

    Taking President McKinley's body from train at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9083. Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps. Location: Canton, Ohio. Photographed September 18, 1901. This film was photographed from two camera positions and shows the area where the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel /

    Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6367. Duration: 1:16 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

    Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Mar1898; 17707. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:51 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: View taken while ascending the scenic railroad, Marin Co., Cal. Right ahead is another ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Burial of the "Maine" victims /

    Burial of the "Maine" victims /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25325. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:50 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Faust and Marguerite /

    Faust and Marguerite /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4734. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16427. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: January 22, 1898. Location: Union Iron Works Shipyard, San Francisco. This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60580. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Catching an early train /

    Catching an early train /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Nov1901; H10604. Duration: 0:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27967 Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 0:41 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Union Iron Works /

    Union Iron Works /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16436. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:29 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • After launching /

    After launching /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16426. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • May Irwin kiss /

    May Irwin kiss /

    Copyright: no reg. May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Giant coal dumper /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Boers bringing in British prisoners /

    Boers bringing in British prisoners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7810. Duration: 1:12 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we have a mixed Company of Gordon Highlanders, Irish Fusilliers and English Lancers, as a group ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Circular panorama of Electric Tower /

    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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Cuban ambush /

    Cuban ambush /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46695. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:24 at 34 fps. From Edison films catalog: From the upper windows of a ruined mill the Cubans fire at a scouting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mounted police charge /

    Mounted police charge /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Nov1896; 60396. Appearing: Sergeant Eagan. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A troop of mounted police, in full dress uniform, are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38246. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:28 at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

    Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43412. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Tenderloin at night /

    Tenderloin at night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77521. Duration: 2:02 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The little train robbery /

    The little train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Sept1905; H65086. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 4:49 (part 1), 4:22 (part 2), and 2:36 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Armour's electric trolley /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16381. Duration: 1:46 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera is stationed on the middle walk of the Platform Mobile, as the French call it, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18579. Duration: 1:36 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Nov1901; H10816. Duration: 1:03 (part 1) and 3:56 (part 2) at 15 fps. Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Pillow fight /

    Pillow fight /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.M. Prescott catalog: A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] /

    Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7812. Duration: 0:37 at 20 fps. From New York clipper: Shows a wild charge of Mounted Boer up a steep hill. The action of the picture is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bowery waltz /

    Bowery waltz /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1897; 53736. Performers, James T. Kelly, Dorothy Kent. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

    Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Dec1897; 68009. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8915. Duration: 1:44 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:23 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. Location: First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1902; H13364. Charles "Daddy" Manley (Uncle Josh). Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Wash day in Mexico /

    Wash day in Mexico /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13544. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: In front of each bare headed woman is a flat rock, used as a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Carmencita /

    Carmencita /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Palace of Electricity /

    Palace of Electricity /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16380. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the Exposition grounds with a close view of the Palace of Electricity. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    Mesmerist and country couple /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080. J. Stuart Blackton (Professor). Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25324. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Going through the tunnel /

    Going through the tunnel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13533. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:49 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the way to Santa Monica, Cal., the train approaches, runs through and emerges ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Champs de Mars /

    Champs de Mars /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16382. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Caicedo (with pole) /

    Caicedo (with pole) /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan A. Caicedo. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

    N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25330. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Surf at Monterey /

    Surf at Monterey /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60587. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps [sic] /

    Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps [sic] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18580. Duration: 0:41 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows thousands of people leaving their seats in the grand stand and going across the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18561. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:08 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing dismantled cars, wrecked warehouses, schooners and tugs that had been stranded on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Automobile parade /

    Automobile parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Feb1900; D3293. Duration: 1:52 at 15 fps. Ref print copies 1 and 2 and dupe neg copy 2 are low contrast; ref print copies 3 and 4 and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Cupid and Psyche /

    Cupid and Psyche /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60560. Performers: Leander Sisters. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Falls of Minnehaha /

    Falls of Minnehaha /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43416. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:31 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: The "Laughing Waters" of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." A beautiful view of this picturesque and celebrated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • New York City dumping wharf /

    New York City dumping wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32030. Duration: 1:21 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed April 28, 1903. The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Astor Battery on parade /

    Astor Battery on parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Jan1899; 8651. Original main title lacking. DLC According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the film was made by Vitagraph producers and Edison licensees J. Stuart Blackton and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • The kiss /

    The kiss /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Mar1900; D5532. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • An animated luncheon /

    An animated luncheon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4731. Duration: 1:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene takes place in a fashionable cafe. A well dressed couple enter and after a careful ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Dickson experimental sound film] /

    [Dickson experimental sound film] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson or Charles D'Almaine. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16438. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:37 at 20 fps. From Edison films catalog: On the front end of the flat car is a lady, whose feathers and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A rube couple at a county fair /

    A rube couple at a county fair /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1904; H52013. Duration: 3:57 (part 1) and 4:39 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • [Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidentified works].

    [Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidenti...

    Copyright: unknown. Previously misidentified as the 1897 Edison film, Police patrol wagon. However, footage does not match Maguire & Baucus summary or photo in Musser's Edison motion pictures, 1890-1900. Confirmed by e-mail ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897