• 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
  • Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52054. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:26 at 28 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: Schley's flagship at close range, showing shot hole in the middle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 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 Soldiers in Spanish-American War uniforms ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516. Original main title lacking. DLC Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard. Duration: 0:50 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: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658. J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735. Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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 Bergen Beach, Coney Island, New York. Originally part of [Unidentified Hendricks clips.18], viewing copy, MAVIS 46865-5, which was separated in January 2005 into individual 35mm pos. pictures. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Feb1900; D3543. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet. $7.50. Filmed ca. November 18, 1899, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The burglar's slide for life /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1905; H60117. Performer: Mannie, the Edison dog. Duration: 2:57 (part 1) and 2:34 (part 2) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows the interior of a room in an apartment house. A burglar enters and seeing a portable vapor bath in the corner of the room gets into it to hide. Presently two ladies enter. One ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Jun1898; 38256. Duration: 0:52 at 15 fps. Photographed: May 13, 1898. Location: Pacific Mail Steamship Company Dock, San Francisco. This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet. 7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Sarashe Sisters. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Three Japanese ladies in the costumes of their country. From Edison films catalog: A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet. $6.75. Filmed ca. October-November 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Buffalo, N.Y. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Sept1901; H8914. Duration: 2:26 (part 1), 2:07 (part 2), and 2:21 (part 3) at 15 fps. Photographed September, 1901. The photography in this film is from several camera positions. The first position was over the heads of the crowds that lined the street watching the cortege begin. Mounted police precede the escort for the funeral procession. the next camera position ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60559. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50. "In the background are three ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The gay shoe clerk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Aug1903; H34389. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady, the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper. The scene changes to a very close view, showing only the lady's foot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Sept1899; 62823. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Duration: 1:22 at 16 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 Filmed ca. Sept. 5, 1899, when Admiral Dewey stopped off at Gibraltar on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Oct1901; H10111. Duration: 1:18 at 15 fps. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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 Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: From "Milk White Flag." Marching band with leader at the head. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film featured the cast of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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. Scene IV--On the Pike. Scene V--Looking at the big pumpkins. Scene VI--Cattle parade. Scene VII--Trotting race, with female jockeys. Scene VIII-- Hurdle jumping, female riders. Scene IX--High school horse. Scene X--Slide for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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 at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience. Filmed ca. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Native daughters /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16434. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:33 at 24 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the windows of which numerous flags are waving. The film opens showing the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898