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  • The clown and the alchemist /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21657. Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1794. Duration: 0:44 at 15 fps. Photographed March, 1901. Location: Washington, D.C. This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Jan1902; H13040. Duration: 2:45 at 15 fps. As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Discharging a Whitehead torpedo /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12May1900; D10160. Duration: 1:15 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken on board the U.S. torpedo boat "Morris." It shows the crew loading a Whitehead torpedo into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Shooting the chutes /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:23 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island. Filmed June 18-23, 1896, at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • [Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidentified works].

    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
  • 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
  • S.S. "Queen" leaving dock /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60555. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Probably part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The unappreciated joke /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34328. Duration: 0:52 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Troops making military road in front of Santiago /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:42 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9016. Duration: 1:24 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Location: Market Street, Canton, Ohio. Photographed from a single-camera position, the film's 160-degree pan shows President McKinley's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32035. Duration: 1:59 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: New York Harbor. This excerpt shows a demonstration by the famous fireboat ...

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business] /

    Duration: 1:19 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). Supplied title from LC American Memory WWW site. For more ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904