• Loading sugar cane /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 05Sep02; H21496. Title cross referenced with film titles: Cutting sugar cane ; Train of sugar cane. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 187. Duration: 0:33 at 16 fps. The short length of this films leaves much to be desired to give proper description. However, it is possible to see a large receiving ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Chimmie Hicks at the races

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16734. Original main title lacking. Approximate release date of Nov. 1900 ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Hilltop outtake: Man (Billy Davis) being chased by others trying to spray him with Coca-Cola. Changes into view of four men holding bottles.

    Art Director: Harvey Gabor Art Designer: Phil Messina Production Company: Roma Films Cameraman: Giuseppe Retumo Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 2. COK 1717/Can No. 7027. Coke Seminar of Buy the World. Trims and Outs. Elements A - U Race track fence visible in background There is no audio. 2 seconds

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • 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 from a trip and carries a dress suit case. He inquires for his wife and is told by the cook that she is absent. Jones is hungry and asks for something to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • [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 camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Filmed ca. May to June 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
  • Buster makes room for his mama at the bargain counter /

    Duration: 1:37 at 16 fps. This short was originally copyrighted with four other short films under the title, Buster Brown series (H43074). "Shows a bargain counter in a department store and a large gathering of women examining goods. It is a special sale, and a great deal of interest is shown by the ladies, who jostle and crowd each other to secure the choicest ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The society raffles

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (54 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7Dec1905; H69578. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:48 at 17.94 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, President Amador Guerrero. Duration: 1:55 at 12 fps. TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, in Panama City there are views of the processional, including a marching band and escorts on horseback, as spectators gather; long shot of TR, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Scenes and incidents, Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug05; H64509. Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter. Appearing: Marquis Jutarō Komura, Baron Kogoro Takahira, Graf Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich Witte, Baron Roman Romanovich Rosen, Herbert H.D. Pierce, Admiral William Mead. Duration: 3:48 (part 1), 3:32 (part 2), 4:23 (part 3), 2:04 (part 4) at 16 fps. Scenes from the 1905 peace conference between the Russian and Japanese Governments, mediated by the U.S. Government ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • 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 - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology had not advanced greatly by the turn of the century, attempts at man-powered flight were sustaining public interest. The era ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Color experiment: Coca-Cola bottle with three hot dogs (1 of 3)]

    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
  • Cancelling machine, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34974. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 45. The camera that photographed this film, built around the operation of cancelling mail, was placed high enough to include not only the machine and its operation but also the man who was making it work. During the film, a large number of envelopes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Mounted police charge /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 2Nov1896; 60396. Appearing: Sergeant Eagan. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:24 at 30 fps. From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A troop of mounted police, in full dress uniform, are seen approaching the audience at full gallop; when within but a few yards of the camera they suddenly halt and each horse and rider appears full life size. MAVIS 180348. DLC Filmed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Delivering newspapers /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30745. Duration: 0:53 at 15 fps. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, Arthur Marvin. Photographed May 1, 1899. Location: New York, N.Y. The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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
  • 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
  • TR seated at his desk in the Outlook office [1914?] /

    Copyright: no reg. Roosevelt Memorial Association lists date in title as 1917 since TR's affiliation with The Outlook ended in 1914, that year is last probable date of film. Appearing: President Roosevelt. Duration: 0:17 at 16 fps. TR works at his desk in the New York City office of The Outlook, a small but influential weekly journal of opinion for which he became a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
  • 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
  • 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
  • The People and the President: America?s Conversations with FDR

    One of the many profound changes instituted by FDR: "a revolution in the pattern of communication between Americans and their Chief Executive."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-15
  • Fishing smacks /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60563. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The chimney sweep and the miller

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10Apr1902; H16334. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:31 at 17 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Street mail car, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34992. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 314. The first scene appears to have been taken on a main thoroughfare of large city. In the immediate foreground is a horse-drawn U.S. mail vehicle waiting at the side of a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34975. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 58. Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks. Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Source ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Cutting and canaling ice /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 24Feb02; H14436. Title crossed referenced with films: Circular panorama of housing the ice ; Loading the ice on cars, conveying it across the mountains and loading it into boats. The camera shows what appears to be a frozen-over lake on which men are driving teams of horses pulling a device similar to a plow. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902