• Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60558. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Frederick Blechynden, camera. From Edison films catalog: The wharf is crowded with live stock, and the huge derrick slowly drops the large box or sling into the bunch. Into this cradle a horse is led, and is slowly hoisted and swung over to the deck of the steamer. This picture is taken ten ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Ragtime Dance: Castle Walk

    Ragtime Dance: Castle Walk

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:21 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "The Castle Walk" by James Reese Europe and Ford T. Dabney, New York, Chicago, London, Australia: Jos. W. Stern and Co., 1914. See: p. 47 in Castle, I and V. Modern dancing, (#240), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney. Duration: 1:27 at 18 fps. On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • The truth revealed /

    The truth revealed /

    English title from film and AFI STAR database record no. 8315. Original French title, Les lavendières, per AFI STAR database record no. 8315. The young squire impudently stops at the stream where the women are washing clothes. His unsuccessful efforts to flirt with one of them, Mary, are caught in a photograph by his companion. Another of the women, Kate, plotting in conjunction with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Boys diving, Honolulu /

    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
  • TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Roosevelt, George Curry, Albert B. Fall. Duration: 2:07 at 18 fps. TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, and attacks President Wilson's Mexican policies. There are long shots of TR being greeted in the courtyard of the Alvarado Hotel; TR walks with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Baroque Dance: "Entrée d'apolon" (1st couplet)

    Baroque Dance: "Entrée d'apolon" (1st couplet)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:43 | Choreography by Raoul-Auger Feuillet, reconstructed by Thomas Baird. Performed by Thomas Baird, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: " Le Triomphe de l'Amour" (1681) by Jean-Baptiste Lully. See: p. 60 in Feuillet, R. Recueil de dances, composeés par M. Feuillet (#073), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • TR and Mrs. Roosevelt [at the Panama-California Exposition, 1915] /

    TR and Mrs. Roosevelt [at the Panama-California Exposition, 1...

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt. Duration: 0:09 at 16 fps. At the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, California, on July 27, 1915, Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt speak with officials on the steps of what is probably the United States Government Building. Close view of group smiling and talking. MAVIS 13105. DLC Source used: Pourade, Richard F., Gold in the sun, 1965, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Baroque Dance: Révérence (Honour)

    Baroque Dance: Révérence (Honour)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:27 | Reconstructed by Thomas Baird. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. See: p. 62 in Rameau, P. Le maître a danser, (#142), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Albert B. Fall, George Curry. Duration: 1:07 at 16 fps. On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Hilltop outtake: Young lady in white blouse and pan right

    Hilltop outtake: Young lady in white blouse and pan right

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 1. E.C. Cok 121 - ôBuy the Worldö Original. Color Dailies. Can No. 7028 There is no audio. 51 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16437. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Location: Marin County, California. This film shows the summit portion of the Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway, the Tamalpais Tavern resort, and part of the adjacent east peak of Mount Tamalpais. The film was probably made in February 1898 at mid-morning. Mount Tamalpais is a prominent east-west ridge in southern Marin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 the bass drum. The 300 marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company. 150 feet. $22.50. Filmed October 1, 1898, at Prospect Park Plaza in Brooklyn, New ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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, 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
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a paper cup of ice (3 of 3)]

    [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a pape...

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Princess Ali /

    Princess Ali /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:12 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: By "Princess Ali," the star of the Midway Plaisance. MAVIS 180343. DLC Filmed May 9, 1895, in Edison's Black Maria studio, while Princess Ali was performing with Barnum & Bailey's circus in Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Noon hour, Hope Webbing Co. /

    Noon hour, Hope Webbing Co. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Dec03; H38864. Cameraman, F. S. Armitage. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 224. Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps. The single-camera position shows the employees of a manufacturing company as they pass by during the noon hour. Filmed November 23, 1903 in Pawtucket, RI. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The enchanted glasses /

    The enchanted glasses /

    Julienne Mathieu. Originally released in France by Pathé frères in 1907. Devilish looking man dances with a dress in his arms. The dress stands up by itself and a woman magician appears in it. She conjures six women and then makes them disappear. She magically changes into men's clothing and lines up six boxes which begin to smoke and produce six women, whose clothing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus /

    Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4August1904; H48850. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Appearing: Alton B. Parker, George B. McClellan. Duration: 0:56 at 18 fps. From three camera positions, the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Parker, bids farewell on the wharf at Esopus to Mayor McClellan and other important Democrats. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; American Film Institute catalog, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Hilltop outtake: View of young lady with camera lowering to bottles

    Hilltop outtake: View of young lady with camera lowering to b...

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtakes Reel No. 3. E.C. Cok - 1709. Coke ôBuy the Worldö Original Color Dailies. For 3 Points Lighter. Can No. 7030 There is no audio. 80 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

    Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 20...

    • Contributor: Marotto, Howard - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917] /

    Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917] /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 0:10 at 16 fps. RMA lists date in title as 1918. Appearing: Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid (Helen Rogers), Mrs. Whitehouse (Vira B.), Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw (Harriet Burton). Film is the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. The first campaign, beginning in 1913, was unsuccessful; the woman suffrage amendment was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • White Horse Rapids /

    White Horse Rapids /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7246. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Champs Elysees /

    Champs Elysees /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16384. Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the main entrance. Hundreds of carriages and characteristic Parisian buses are passing. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 605-06; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Napoleon /

    Napoleon /

    Maximilien Charlier. Incomplete: film is apparently complete in three reels. LC copy combines parts of r1-3. DLC Intertitles: Bonaparte at the Arcole Bridge; The Egyptian campaign, the pyramids; Crossing Mont St. Bernard; Fête at Malmaison Castle, Bonaparte at home; The coronation; Austerlitz, Napoleon watching the troops; Napoleon wounded at Ratisbon; The Emperor in his library, the young King of Rome; The sentinel asleep; The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /

    Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60584. Duration: 0:47 at 15 fps. Location: San Jose, California. This brief film shows an excursion party passing in the carriage drive of the Vendome Hotel, a major resort hotel in San Jose, south of San Francisco. The exact date of the film is unknown, but may be in October 1897. The camera faces north-northwest in the carriage drive, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 2] /

    Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. [Version 2] /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34973. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48. Male letter carriers of the U.S. Post Office are the subject of this series on the Postal Department. The camera was placed to show a large number of uniformed mail carriers as they leave the main post office to deliver letters. They can ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 shows President McKinley and his entourage as they stand in the reviewing stand and take the salute of the passing American infantry troops. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PRESIDENT McKINLEY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 2] /

    Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 2] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Apr1900; D7877. Duration: 0:31 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the distance is seen a number of grey objects rapidly approaching, which, upon drawing closer, are recognized as a company of Boer cavalry. As they draw nearer, you can see that they are straining every nerve and urging their horses to the utmost speed. Waving their sabres aloft ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 71st Regiment, Camp Wyckoff /

    71st Regiment, Camp Wyckoff /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 16Apr1902; H16645. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Camera, F.S. Armitage. Duration: 0:50 at 18 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From the Biograph picture catalogue: 55 feet. Of the thousand and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mr. Jack in the dressing room

    Mr. Jack in the dressing room

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29Mar1904; H44028. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 1Feb16; MP517. Story, Tom E. Powers. Duration: 1:21 at 22 fps. An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance of a stick of dynamite. Summary from M/B/RS preliminary catalog card. Based on Tom Powers' newspaper comics. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Torpedo boat "Morris" running /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10162. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the rate of thirty miles an hour. When the boat came in front of the camera it discharged a gigantic Whitehead torpedo, which is seen to dive into the water like an enormous ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Ed...

    Copyright: Edison Mfg. Co.; 29Sept1910; J146440-43 [scenes 1-4]. Duration: 4:10 (part 1) and 4:24 (part 2) at 16 fps. It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • 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 station. A steam locomotive pulling several passenger cars can be seen nearing the camera position and coming to a stop. The remainder of the film is concerned with the people who get ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    • Contributor: Kellam, Alicia - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /

    Wreck of the battleship "Maine" /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25323. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:49 at 16 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 From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • "Vizcaya" under full headway /

    "Vizcaya" under full headway /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30741. Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:25 at 16 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 From the Biograph picture catalogue: 24 feet. A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellati...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22020. Duration: 2:01 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The Astor tramp /

    The Astor tramp /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520. Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • What happened in the tunnel /

    What happened in the tunnel /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6Nov1903; H37683. Cast: G. M. Anderson. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Interior of railroad coach. Pretty young lady and colored maid occupying seat. Young man in rear seat tries to attract young lady's attention. She drops her handkerchief. Young man picks it up and hands it to her, and then takes advantage of the opportunity and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River /

    Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Sep1899; 61838. Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps. A fictionalized reenactment of an incident in the Spanish-American War when an American officer swam the Bagbag River despite the presence of enemy soldiers on the opposite shore. He jumps into the river under cover of fire by his men at the enemy, leading some on a raft, and eventually the American flag ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Stanford University, California /

    Stanford University, California /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60583. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. The view shows an immense arch in the background through which are seen coming groups of students, some walking, others on bicycles. The figures show life size, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The skyscrapers of New York /

    The skyscrapers of New York /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Dec1906; H86424. Duration: 4:00 (part 1), 4:32 (part 2), and 3:08 (part 3) at 15 fps. Camera, Fred A. Dobson. This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Buying stamps from Rural Wagon, U.S.P.O. /

    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
  • Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    Panorama of Blackwell's Island, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32034. Duration: 2:23 at 15 fps. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. This film was photographed from a boat heading south along the eastern shore of Blackwell's Island (known today as Roosevelt Island). The island lies in the East River, between Manhattan (which can be seen in the background) and Long Island City, Queens. It is approximately one and three-quarters of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912 /

    Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, William P. Helm. Duration: 2:12 at 18 fps. First film footage taken of TR at Sagamore Hill, summer of 1912. TR on his horse Sidar shakes hands with William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington (1910-1918) and detailed by AP to Wilson and TR during the 1912 campaign. TR rides his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • Panorama exterior Westinghouse works /

    Panorama exterior Westinghouse works /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2May1904; H45157. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Duration: 2:24 (part 1) and 3:12 (part 2) at 16 fps. For other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC The view from a moving train shows some of the Westinghouse interests and the surrounding areas. It appears that the film is in two parts ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Broadway & Union Square, New York /

    Broadway & Union Square, New York /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 8Jul1903; H33290. Main title lacking. DLC Title, Broadway and Union Square, New York, taken from leader. DLC Film copyrighted under title: Broadway & Union Square, New York. Camera, Arthur W. Marvin. Duration: 0:22 at 15 fps. A horse-drawn street car with a sign for Broadway pulls away from the camera with a full compliment of passengers. Another approaches ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Early Nineteenth-Century Dance: March steps, bow, and Slow French Waltz

    Early Nineteenth-Century Dance: March steps, bow, and Slow Fr...

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:36 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Tunes adapted to the French Slow Waltz" in Wilson. Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Waltz (feet only)

    Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Waltz (feet only)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:42 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Wein, Weib und Gesang Waltzes," in Johann Strauss Dance Music, Boston: White, Smith and Perry, 189-. See: p. 79-88 in Gilbert, M. Round dancing, (#250), See: p. 62-70 in Dodworth, A. Dancing and its relations to education and social life, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island /

    Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 9May1906; H77049. Duration: 3:27 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed April 27, 1906. Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on Ellis Island. Appears to show, first, a group of immigrants lined up to board a vessel leaving the island, then another group arriving at the island and being directed off of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • [Stop motion: Coca-Cola sign on the roadside]

    [Stop motion: Coca-Cola sign on the roadside]

    This film is from an advertising reel with a work print version of stop motion advertising developed by the D'Arcy agency for Coca-Cola between 1954 and 1956. D'Arcy was Coca-Cola's advertising agency from 1906 until 1956 when Coca-Cola changed their advertising agency to McCann. This work print contains no sound and the ads appear primitive, one of the reasons for the move to McCann. ...

    • Contributor: The D'Arcy Agency
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953-00-00
  • Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

    Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

    • Contributor: Campbell, Sarah - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-19
  • Observation train following parade /

    Observation train following parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52051. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright and production date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 0:30 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: There were two freight ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Bucking broncho /

    Bucking broncho /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Lee Martin, Frank Hammitt. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." 15.00. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A cowboy riding an unruly "bronco." From Edison films catalog: A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22022. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet. $11.25. Filmed ca. September to November 1900, at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

    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
  • 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 parade grounds toward Paris. A very sharp and clear picture. 50 feet. 7.50. Filmed in July 1900, at Long Champs near Paris, France. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Renaissance Dance: Branle Charlotte

    Renaissance Dance: Branle Charlotte

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:26 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Branle Charlotte" from Arbeau. Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Renaissance Dance: Pavane (pavan) steps for moving forward

    Renaissance Dance: Pavane (pavan) steps for moving forward

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:24 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Belle qui tiens ma vie" from Arbeau. See: pas simple p. 27 recto - 27 verso, pas double p. 27 verso in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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 cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway #1. Four additional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Parade of horses on Speedway /

    Parade of horses on Speedway /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 8July1903; H33282. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Photographed May 15, 1902. Location: West bank of Harlem River, New York, N.Y. The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 15August1905; H64599. Camera, G.W. Bitzer. Duration: 3:48 (part 1), 3:12 (part 2) at 16 fps. The Japanese and Russian peace envoys arrive and depart in automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, or steam yachts, with arbitration groups from the United States. Neutral areas are designated for the conference, the docks, and the buildings in which the conference is held, as well ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5June1899; 37444. 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 copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: An incident of the Battle of the Trenches at Candabar [sic]. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Hilltop outtake: Opening of ad

    Hilltop outtake: Opening of ad

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 1. E.C. Cok 121 - ôBuy the Worldö Original. Color Dailies. Can No. 7028. Racetrack fence in background. There is no audio. 37 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    Copyright: unknown. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Baron Ludovic Moncheur, General Mathieu Leclercq, Major Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Count Louis d'Ursel, Jean D. Mertens, George T. Wilson, Captain Thomas C. Cook, T. P. O'Connor, Frederic Coudert. Duration: 0:36 at 16 fps. TR entertains members of the Belgian Mission at Sagamore Hill, Aug. 22, 1917. The mission is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Calf branding /

    Calf branding /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb98; 13531. Title is cross referenced with film: Branding cattle. The cameraman placed his camera near a fire where some branding irons were being heated. As the film begins, three men can be seen going through the various operations of branding calves. In the background is a large herd of cattle. Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918] /

    Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congres...

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918. Mutual Film Corp. produced and released Screen telegram from Mar.-Nov., 1918. Appearing: Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. During World War I, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. worked for the YMCA in France running canteens, clubs, and leave centers for soldiers and teaching French. She also designed the uniforms worn ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Clerks casing mail for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Clerks casing mail for bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34972. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. The subject is an operation of mail handling called "casing." The camera was placed so that two men can be seen demonstrating the method. The demonstrators, with stacks of letters in their hands, place them in one of many apertures built into a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Pity the blind, no. 2

    Pity the blind, no. 2

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 2Feb1904; H41755. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Wreck of the "Vizcaya" /

    Wreck of the "Vizcaya" /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30726. Original main title lacking. DLC Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995. Duration: 0:27 at 16 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 From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. This is a wonderfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

    The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

    Copyright: no reg. Henry Welton. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 27 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting and amusing subject. $10.00. MAVIS 179897; The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's). DLC Filmed ca. July 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 104-5; Raff & Gammon. Price list ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Mary & Gretel /

    Mary & Gretel /

    Copyright: no reg. Approximate release date from nitrate edge code. DLC Duration: 4:02 (part 1) and 2:51 (part 2) at 20 fps. From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden in this surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title. From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • The rival brothers' patriotism /

    The rival brothers' patriotism /

    Released in U.S. in April 1911. No French title found for this version. French language translation title, Le patriotisme des frères rivaux, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC Pathé released a shortened version: A sublime sacrifice. U.S. release date is unknown. According to Catalogue Pathé, the French version, also titled Sublime sacrifice, was released in Oct. 1911. LC also holds the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911
  • Interview with Andreia Callahan, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Andreia Callahan, Naples, Italy, November 16, ...

    • Contributor: Callahan, Andreia - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Early Nineteenth-Century Dance: Scotch Reel steps

    Early Nineteenth-Century Dance: Scotch Reel steps

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:48 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Devil's Dream; a dance," New York: W. Hall, 185-. See: kemshóle, p. 91, minor kemkóssy, p. 92, double kemkóssy and single kemkóssy, p. 93., in Peacock, F. Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Karina

    Karina

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola bottle contents into a glass of ice (3 of 5)]

    [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola bottle contents into a g...

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Love in a hammock /

    Love in a hammock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Jan1901; H375. Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Kaiser Wilhelm /

    Kaiser Wilhelm /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Kaiser Wilhelm II. Duration: 1:05 at 18 fps. Various scenes of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, in different locations: clear view of the Kaiser walking towards camera, with German officers on his left, and a postal delivery service building in immediate background; view of Wilhelm and unidentified man entering carriage, Kaiser with group of men on horseback, Kaiser greeting a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 1917 /

    TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 1917 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, Grace S. Lockwood. Duration: 0:47 at 18 fps. On April 14, 1917, Archie Roosevelt marries Grace S. Lockwood at the Emmanuel Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Side view of TR entering an automobile with two women, the one following TR may be his wife Edith; TR doffs his hat as he faces camera; view ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. /

    Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 5June1905; H61570. Duration: 3:37 (part 1) and 2:41 (part 2) at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Photographed May 21, 1905. Location: Interborough Subway, 14 St. to 42nd St., New York, N.Y. The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Fête des fleurs, I /

    Fête des fleurs, I /

    English language translation title, Flower festival, is supplied for the France in America project. DLC Presents views of a parade in Saigon with flower-covered carriages and floats. Catalogue Lumière no. 1272. On one reel/videocassette with 58 other Lumière shorts. DLC Second of three films on digital file. Preceded by Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, III. Followed by Bataille de fleurs et défilé ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Pres. Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition /

    Pres. Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies, St. Louis Expos...

    Copyright: William N. Selig; 6May1903; H31552. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt. Duration: 0:14 at 16 fps. At the speaker's platform, President Theodore Roosevelt prepares to enter a carriage. Probably filmed April 30, 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.12410. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 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
  • Renaissance Dance: Conversion while dancing the pavane (pavan)

    Renaissance Dance: Conversion while dancing the pavane (pavan)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:16 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Thomas Baird, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Belle qui tiens ma vie" from Arbeau. See: in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Trained cavalry horses /

    Trained cavalry horses /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38235. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC From Edison films catalog: Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses. At a command they lie down promptly, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • An artist's dream /

    An artist's dream /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6369. Duration: 1:03 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring their costumes. Mephisto then touches the artist on the shoulder, awaking him, and disappears. The artist, after rubbing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Renaissance Dance: Passage d'unze pas (eleven-step gallliard variation)

    Renaissance Dance: Passage d'unze pas (eleven-step gallliard ...

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:24 | Reconstructed by Cheryl Stafford. Performed by Cheryl Stafford, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: variation on "Belle qui tiens ma vie" by Thoinot Arbeau. See: p. 60 recto-60 verso in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Parade of Chinese /

    Parade of Chinese /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16439. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:30 at 27 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four white horses. In the background is seen a beautiful arch, while ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Phil Doretto (aka Phil Lauter), Robetta. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman. MAVIS 180338. DLC Filmed ca. November 26, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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 the great Paris Exposition in the background, looking down Champs de Mars. A most realistic picture. 90 feet. $13.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film includes the earliest camera ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Cleveland fire department /

    Cleveland fire department /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 17Jun03; H32791. Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. Duration: 1:24 at 16 fps. The subject is the activities of a fire department that can be seen coming out of the fire engine house located across the street from the camera position. The action must have been a drill or rehearsal as ...

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

    Sandow

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11June1903; H32496. Original main title lacking. K.R. Niver and the AFI catalog ...

    • Contributor: [American Mutoscope Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical Culture Show in Madison Square Garden

    Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical Cult...

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Tristan and Isolda /

    Tristan and Isolda /

    Giovanni Pezzinga, Serafino Mastracchio, Francesca Bertini, Bianca Lorenzoni. Originally released in France by Pathé frères in 1911. Accompanied by his slave Rosen, Tristan journeys to Ireland to bring Isolda back to be the bride of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. Rosen, however, is jealous of her master's attentions to Isolda and attempts to poison Tristan. At the last minute, the poison is changed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911