Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Caprice Espagnol sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Coupling date: 1/29/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Souvenir / Albert Spalding. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Spalding, Albert - Benoist, André
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    Second Hungarian rhapsodie, part I
    Rhapsodies hongroises No. 2 | Rhapsodies hongroises.
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. Coupling date: 11/22/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Second Hungarian rhapsodie, pt. II / Sergei Rachmaninoff. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Liszt, Franz - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3
    Morceaux de fantaisie op. 3 Prélude | Morceaux de fantaisie,
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. Coupling date: 3/12/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polka de W.R. / Sergei Rachmaninoff. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    Kashmiri song (Indian love lyrics)
    Kashmiri song | Indian love lyrics Kashmiri song | Indian love lyrics.
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Indian Love Lyrics, soprano with orchestra. Coupling date: 10/1/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Pale moon / Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Woodforde-Finden, Amy - Teyte, Maggie - Hope, Laurence
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording
    Give a man a horse he can ride sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass-baritone with orchestra. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Thy troubadour / Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - O'hara, Geoffrey - Middleton, Arthur - Thomason, James
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording
    La mamma morta--Andrea Chénier
    Andrea Chénier Mamma morta | Mamma morta | Andrea Chénier.
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Sei forse l'angelo fedele? (The letter scene) / Claudia Muzio. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Giordano, Umberto - Muzio, Claudia
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording
    Quand' ero paggio
    Falstaff Quand'ero paggio del Duca di Norfolk | Quand'ero paggio | Don Giovanni Deh, vieni alla finestra | Deh, vieni alla finestra | Falstaff. | Don Giovanni.
    sound recording] : Falstaf | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass with orchestra, in Italian; titles listed as (a) and (b). Coupling date: 9/7/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Quartet - Bella figlia dell amore / Odette Le Fontenay, Elizabeth Spencer, Max Bloch, Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording] : Falstaf (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). ...
    • Contributor: Edison - Verdi, Giuseppe - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Middleton, Arthur
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording
    The trumpet shall sound--Messiah
    Messiah Trumpet shall sound | Trumpet shall sound | Messiah.
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Recitative and Air, bass solo with trumpet obligato and orchestra. Coupling date: 2/3/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): I know that my redeemer liveth--Messiah / Julia Heinrich. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Handel, George Frideric - Middleton, Arthur
    • Date: 1916
  • Audio Recording
    Elegie sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor solo in French. Coupling date: 12/13/1917. (Venue). With (reverse side): 'O solo mio / Guido Ciccolini. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Massenet, Jules - Ciccolini, Guido
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • Film, Video
    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 as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    A day with Thomas A. Edison A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.
    • Contributor: Schroeder, A. - General Electric Company - Bray Studios - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1922
  • Film, Video
    Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees
    Spanish-American war; Dewey homecoming, New York City. | Reception committee aboard the "Olympia" | Committee of Arrangements' visit to Admiral Dewey
    From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00
    • Contributor: Dewey, George - Miles, Nelson Appleton - Sampson, William Thomas - Pruden, Octavius Longworth - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Brook Foundation Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video
    Imperial Japanese dance
    Japanese dance
    From Raff & Gammon price list: Three Japanese ladies in the costumes of their country. From Edison films catalog: A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet. $6.75.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Sarashe Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1894
  • Film, Video
    Little mischief From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all ...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - American Vitagraph Company
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video
    Cupid and Psyche
    Cupid and Psyche dance
    From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Leander Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    Life rescue at Long Branch
    Life rescue at Atlantic City | Life rescue scene, Atlantic City, N. J.
    H8692 U.S. Copyright Office 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: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 180-81; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Palace of Electricity
    Circular panoramic view of the Champs de Mars, [no. 1]
    From Edison films catalog: In the Exposition grounds with a close view of the Palace of Electricity. 50 feet. $7.50.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    Panorama of the moving boardwalk
    Panoramic view of the moving sidewalk at the Paris Exposition
    From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright posts to steady passengers passing from one platform to the other. ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees D18581 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 611; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    The little train robbery From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows the interior of the robbers' den. The walls are decorated with the portraits of notorious criminals and pictures illustrating the exploits of famous bandits. Some of the gang are lounging about, while others are reading novels and illustrated papers. Although of youthful appearance, each is dressed like a typical Western desperado. The "Bandit Queen," leading a ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    Catching an early train
    Trying to catch an early train
    From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him. Makes a hasty exit. Scene dissolves to a R.R. Station, showing surburbanite running to catch the rear end of a moving train. Class ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    The mysterious cafe
    Mysterious cafe, or Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter | Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter | Mysterious cafe, or, Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
    From Edison films catalog: As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake of a square meal. They find themselves flying about the room from chairs to table, and vice versa, until ...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901