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  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

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

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

    9th Infantry boys' morning wash /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31444. Original main title lacking. DLC Camera, William Paley. Duration: 0:27 at 26 fps. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Feeding the doves /

    Feeding the doves /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Oct1896; 58470. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 27 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A farm yard picture, showing a young girl and her baby sister scattering ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    Capture of trenches at Candaba /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • May Irwin kiss /

    May Irwin kiss /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annie Oakley /

    Annie Oakley /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Annie Oakley. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West," exhibition of rifle shooting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Bowery waltz /

    Bowery waltz /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph /

    Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Statue of Liberty /

    Statue of Liberty /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52060. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Location: Bedloe's Island, New York. A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Red Cross ambulance on battlefield /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9115. Duration: 1:38 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Near the center of this scene we see the regimental surgeon directing the movements of the Ambulance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    Capture of Boer battery by British /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27966. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for four members of the crew to be seen [Frame: 0471]. Following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • 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
  • The gay shoe clerk /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • Return of lifeboat /

    Return of lifeboat /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60576. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Shows a life boat coming through the breakers. The surf is high and the ...

    • 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
  • [Men boxing] /

    [Men boxing] /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. Duration: 0:05 (part A) and 0:22 (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
  • 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
  • The lone fisherman /

    The lone fisherman /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:58 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Illustrating "fisherman's luck." Sure to make a hit. From Edison films catalog: Depicts the patient fisherman, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Cattle driven to slaughter /

    Cattle driven to slaughter /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43405. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A herd of long-horn cattle being driven through the Chicago stock yard gates ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • A morning bath /

    A morning bath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 60142. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues (summary edited to remove offensive words): This scene presents a[n]... African mother in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Colored troops disembarking /

    Colored troops disembarking /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31436. Duration: 0:47 at 16 fps. From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Mesmerist and country couple /

    Mesmerist and country couple /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 26Apr17; LP10674. A Conquest picture. According to the Kleine catalog, this film was likely never released, although originally intended for release by Forum Films in May 1917 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Launching, no. 2 /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16435. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Glenroy Bros.

    Glenroy Bros.

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Glenroy Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Farcical pugilists in costume. 15.00. MAVIS 180327. DLC Filmed October 6, 1894, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • What demoralized the barber shop /

    What demoralized the barber shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1898; 73465. On original paper pos: "Copyrighted 1897." DLC Duration: 0:48 at 22 fps. Camera, William Heise? From K.R. Niver: In a set of a barbershop, a number ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Naval sham battle at Newport /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Nov1900; D22019. Duration: 1:34 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: Showing the attacking forces drawn up in line of battle. They immediately commence firing on the shore ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Esquimaux leap-frog /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7500. Duration: 0:48 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Skirmish of Rough Riders /

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

    Panorama of Eiffel Tower /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    Tourists going round Yellowstone Park /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Jan1899; 2467. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: Rapidly one after the other coach after coach passes before the camera. First comes a big one, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Wash day in Mexico /

    Wash day in Mexico /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Move on /

    Move on /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Oct1903; H37369. Duration: 1:42 at 15 fps. Camera, Alfred C. Abadie. Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Jack and the beanstalk /

    Jack and the beanstalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20June1902; H19221. Thomas White (Jack). Duration: 4:13 (part 1), 4:25 (part 2), and 1:28 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32036. Camera, James Blair Smith. Duration: 1:21 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: This picture gives a good idea of how soon one of the New ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Going to the fire /

    Going to the fire /

    Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: This scene shows almost the entire Fire Department led by the Chief, responding to an alarm. The horses, said to be ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Champs de Mars /

    Champs de Mars /

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

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

    Buffalo Fire Department in action /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43411. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue: Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The 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
  • Luis Martinetti /

    Luis Martinetti /

    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings. 12.50. ...

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

    Battle of Chemulpo Bay /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 12Apr1904; H44434. Photographer, Edwin S. Porter. Titles lacking from ref print (copy 1), dupe neg (copy 1) and from arch pos. DLC Titles added to ref print ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31431. 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
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

    Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43406. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:26 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars ...

    • 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
  • Shooting captured insurgents /

    Shooting captured insurgents /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 5Aug1898; 46696. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:22 at 34 fps. From Edison films catalog: A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32029. Duration: 2:53 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith. Photographed May 1, 1903. The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 1:46 at 15 fps. Photographed: 1906. Location: San Francisco, California. This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Fun in a bakery shop /

    Fun in a bakery shop /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Apr1902; H15916. Duration: 1:19 at 20 fps. The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Aug1901; H7499. Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The Edison company distributed this film and the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Buster's revenge on the tramp] /

    [Buster's revenge on the tramp] /

    Duration: 1:43 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. The title, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • Waterfall in the Catskills /

    Waterfall in the Catskills /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Why Jones discharged his clerks /

    Why Jones discharged his clerks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 9Jan1900; D780. Duration: 1:25 at 18 fps. From Edison films catalog: Great hit. Two delinquent clerks are seated in a broker's office engaged in a game of cards. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • [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
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    Maude's naughty little brother /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21660. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith. Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18582. Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down ...

    • 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
  • Boers bringing in British prisoners /

    Boers bringing in British prisoners /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps [sic] /

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

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • Mount Tamalpais R.R.

    Mount Tamalpais R.R.

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Buffalo stockyards /

    Buffalo stockyards /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43408. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From Edison films catalog: A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • A street Arab /

    A street Arab /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336. Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps. Location: New York, N.Y. A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • Panorama of gorge railway /

    Panorama of gorge railway /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • A morning alarm /

    A morning alarm /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1896; 64784. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:51 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama from the moving boardwalk /

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

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

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901