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  • The clown and the alchemist /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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].

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

    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" /

    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 ...

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

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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] /

    [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] /

    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] /

    [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
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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
  • 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
  • Love and war /

    Love and war /

    Copyright: James H. White; 28Nov1899; 77713. Original main title lacking. DLC Duration: 3:02 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
  • Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22021. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows the cadets going through the gun drill, also loading, firing and charging. This is also a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60585. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Jan1902; H13041. Duration: 2:39 at 15 fps. Location: Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California. This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • The burglar's slide for life /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

    Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18564. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Duration: 0:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is the building in which so many of the poor orphans met ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall /

    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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60582. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sioux ghost dance /

    Sioux ghost dance /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Fisherman's luck /

    Fisherman's luck /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52618. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • President Roosevelt at the Canton station /

    President Roosevelt at the Canton station /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9085. Duration: 1:31 at 15 fps. Photographed September 18, 1901. Location: Canton, Ohio. The film begins by showing Theodore Roosevelt arriving with other mourners at Canton, Ohio. ...

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:19 at 12 fps. Photographed: September 23, 1903. Location: Dupont Street [now Grant Avenue], Chinatown, San Francisco. This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral ...

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Sep1899; 61218. Duration: 2:13 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Soldiers washing dishes /

    Soldiers washing dishes /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38243. Original main title lacking. DLC Date is copyright date; unable to verify if work was ever actually released. Camera, William Paley. Some men in military uniform, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The voice of the violin /

    The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • 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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Battle of Mafeking /

    Battle of Mafeking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9117. Duration: 1:15 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: In the opening of this picture we see in the foreground a company of Highlanders preparing for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Fisherman's Wharf /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60562. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Trick bears /

    Trick bears /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Life rescue at Long Branch /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Sept1901; H8692. Duration: 2:19 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. August to early September 1901. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: ...

    • 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
  • The great train robbery /

    The great train robbery /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: according ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. This was probably filmed in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The burning stable /

    The burning stable /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60143. Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. Camera, William Heise. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: Shows a barn actually in flames, from which four horses and a burning ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Grandma and the bad boys /

    Grandma and the bad boys /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Dec1900; D23260. Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in the kitchen which is strewn with cooking utensils, indicating that grandma is busy ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 /

    First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60554. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1795. Duration: 2:02 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Photographed March 4, 1901. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. "The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The artist's dilemma /

    The artist's dilemma /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Dec1901; H11475. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:50 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • 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
  • McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9084. Duration: 3:11 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    [Newark athlete. Fragment 1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:01 (part A) and 0:08 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Montreal Fire Department on runners /

    Montreal Fire Department on runners /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Mar1901; H2443. Camera, William Paley. Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • New Black Diamond express /

    New Black Diamond express /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027. Picture is dark on 35 mm. viewing print, copy 1. DLC Incomplete: 35 mm. viewing print, copy 2, is missing some footage. DLC Duration, 35 mm. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Dickson greeting] /

    [Dickson greeting] /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: W.K.L. Dickson. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:03 (part A) and 0:15 (part B, looped image) at 30 fps. Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Opening of new East River bridge, New York /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Dec1903; H40151. Duration: 2:28 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed December 19, 1903. Location: New York, N.Y. The first view is from the roadway of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • English lancers charging /

    English lancers charging /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9116. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire ...

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

    Sandow /

    Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow (aka Friedrich Muller). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. According to vaudeville historian Joe ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • The first sleigh-ride /

    The first sleigh-ride /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Jan1897; 3846. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60553. Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Oct1901; H9784. Duration: 0:51 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins with a slow pan over the tower ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /

    Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, O...

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9015. Duration: 3:07 at 15 fps. Photographed September 19, 1901. In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16383. Duration: 1:30 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Street car chivalry /

    Street car chivalry /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Aug1903; H34327. Duration: 1:05 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Sept1901; H8753. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 0:49 at 16 fps. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The mystic swing /

    The mystic swing /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6368. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60596. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12July1900; D14429. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Troops at evacuation of Havana /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Jan1899; 7258. Duration: 2:28 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: The troops are turning into the Prado from a side street, where stands a triumphal arch erected ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16389. Duration: 1:14 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25. MAVIS 1627559; Panorama of Place de L'Opera. DLC ...

    • 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
  • The good sport /

    The good sport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr18; LP12317. James Montgomery Flagg, Florence Fair, Arthur William Brown. Ref print is incomplete: blank footage at ca. 9 ft. in, and some intertitles are out of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /

    Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Jan1900; D1727. Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing a pretty cook mixing bread in the kitchen. Jones comes in unexpectedly ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Passaic Falls /

    Passaic Falls /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J. MAVIS 183875. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • "Columbia" winning the cup /

    "Columbia" winning the cup /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Oct1899; 69350. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace /

    Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1900; D16387. Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps. The single camera position is from the top of a building identified as the Trocadero Palace; the camera is pointed toward ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [Athlete with wand] /

    [Athlete with wand] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:37 at 16 fps. MAVIS 179298; [Athlete with wand]. DLC Filmed February 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Sampson-Schley controversy /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Aug1901; H7674. Camera, Edwin S. Porter. Duration: 2:32 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 2:15 at 15 fps. This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

    Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38240. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:34 at 24 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Gold and diamond mines of South Africa /

    Gold and diamond mines of South Africa /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 31Jul17; MP992. Duration: 3:52 (part 1) and 3:35 (part 2) at 18 fps. Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1895
  • Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2468. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899