Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8
    Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Wash. | 1st Avenue, Seattle, Washington | 5th Avenue, Seattle, Wash. | First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8
    From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway....
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6
    Loading baggage for Klondike | Loading baggage, S.S. Queen
    From Edison films catalog: This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seekers watch the loading of their outfits, clothing, kits and provisions into the hole of the "Williamette." 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9
    Horses loading for the Klondike
    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 minutes before sailing time. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R.
    Fast mail Northern Pacific Railroad | Fast mail, N.P.R.R. | Fast mail, Northern Pacific R.R.
    From Edison films catalog: Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. It is seen first in the distance and approaches and passes by the camera. As it takes less than 30 seconds to show this 50 foot strip on a Projecting Kinetoscope, an idea may be formed of the speed of this pet train of the Northern...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway 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.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Audio Recording
    The raggedy man
    Bumblebee | Impetuous resolve
    Coupling date: 8/1/1914. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: recitation; listed as (a) The Raggedy Man, (b) The Bumblebee, (c) An Impetuous Resolve. With (reverse side): Out to old Aunt Mary's / Harry Humphrey.
    • Contributor: Riley, James Whitcomb - Humphrey, Harry E.
    • Date: 1914
  • Audio Recording
    Happy tho' married Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: monologue. With (reverse side): Desperate Desmond / Fred Duprez.
    • Contributor: Duprez, Fred
    • Date: 1915
  • Audio Recording
    Uncle Josh buys an automobile Coupling date: 9/10/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: a rural monologue. With (reverse side): Town topics of Pun'kin Center / Cal Stewart.
    • Contributor: Stewart, Cal
    • Date: 1915
  • Audio Recording
    Seven ages of man
    Hamlet's advice to the players
    Coupling date: 6/6/1919. Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: recitation; title (a) Seven Ages of Man, (b) Hamlet's Advice to the Players. With (reverse side): Shylock's justification of the Jew / Harry Humphrey.
    • Contributor: Shakespeare, William - Shakespeare, William,<ïd. - Humphrey, Harry E.
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    The three bears Coupling date: 12/30/1919. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: a bed-time story. With (reverse side): Three billy goats "gruff" / Edna Baily.
    • Contributor: Brooke, L. Leslie (Leonard Leslie) - Baily, Edna - Brooke, L. Leslie
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    The band festival at Plum Center From Edison records catalog: This is one of the cleverest skits of its kind ever produced. It is cleverly written and even more cleverly presented. Miss Jones and Messrs. Harlan and Porter are thoroughly experienced at this sort of work and every intonation of their voices gives just the right touch to the situation. Notice how the band plays the famous "Misere" from Verdi's...
    • Contributor: Doty, Charles W. - Jones, Ada - Harlan, Byron G. - Porter, Steve
    • Date: 1918
  • Audio Recording
    Let us not forget--a message to the American people Coupling date: 1/7/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): National airs of the Allies / New York Military Band.
    • Contributor: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva) - Edison, Thomas A.
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    A police court scene Coupling date: 9/2/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: talking. With (reverse side): Bill's visit to St. Peter / Billy Golden, Billy Heins.
    • Contributor: Porter, Steve
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan Coupling date: 5/14/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Cohen on his honeymoon / Monroe Silver.
    • Contributor: Porter, Steve - Jones, Ada
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    Cohen on his honeymoon Coupling date: 5/14/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: monologue. With (reverse side): Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan / Ada Jones, Steve Porter.
    • Contributor: Silver, Monroe
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    Dinnie Donohue, on Prohibition Coupling date: 12/2/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Irish monologue. With (reverse side): Uncle Josh and the soldier / Cal Stewart.
    • Contributor: Cahill, William
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording
    The shop girl Coupling date: 10/13/1921. Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: Department Store Scene. With (reverse side): Amrose and Steve in court / Billy Golden, Billy Heins.
    • Contributor: Roberts, Justine
    • Date: 1922
  • Audio Recording
    A visit to Reilly's Coupling date: 6/20/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: comic sketch. With (reverse side): Henry and Hank in vaudeville / Kaufman Bros.
    • Contributor: Reilly, Charles
    • Date: 1922
  • Audio Recording
    Santa Claus hides in your phonograph Coupling date: 6/20/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Christmas cobwebs / Edna Baily.
    • Contributor: Penn, Arthur A. - Humphrey, Harry E.
    • Date: 1922
  • Audio Recording
    When the roll is called up yonder Coupling date: 11/16/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor, baritone and mixed quartet with orchestra. With (reverse side): Abide with me / Elizabeth Spencer, Thomas Chalmers.
    • Contributor: Black, James M. - Wheeler, Frederick
    • Date: 1916
  • Audio Recording
    The church in the wildwood Coupling date: 7/23/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: male voices with organ. With (reverse side): Ninety and nine / Christine Miller.
    • Contributor: Pitts, W. S. (William Savage) - Apollo Quartet of Boston - Pitts, W. S.
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    Onward, Christian soldiers! From Edison records catalog: "Onward, Christian Soldiers!" is called by commentators "a rousing hymn of Christian warfare." The words were written by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, a Roman Catholic writer and priest. He was born in England in 1834. Sir Arthur Sullivan, who wrote this music, is the Sullivan of the famous "Gilbert and Sullivan" operettas. He wrote every kind of music--the "Lost Chord" was...
    • Contributor: Sullivan, Arthur
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    The twenty-third Psalm
    He leadeth me
    Coupling date: 4/16/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: scripture lesson with hymn, organ and orchestra accompaniment; liner notes available. With (reverse side): St. John 14: 1-3, 25-27 ; The precious name / Rev. William H. Morgan D.D. and the Cavalry Choir.
    • Contributor: Morgan, William H.
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba
    Pack mules on the trail, Cuba | Pack mules on trail, 1898 | Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago
    "A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    President McKinley reviewing the troops at the Pan-American Exposition
    President McKinley reviewing troops at Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901
    "The President is seen on the reviewing stand at the Stadium, escorted by President Milburn, of the Pan-American Exposition, Secretary Cortelyou, and other noted persons. He removes his silk hat as the troops march by and politely bows to the great audience as they cheer and encore. President McKinley and party form the left foreground of our picture while the troops march by in...
    • Contributor: Cortelyou, George (George Bruce) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901