Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    The country doctor Dr. Harcourt's daughter, Edith, falls sick. While treating her, the doctor is summoned to the sickbed of a poor neighbor's daughter who is also gravely ill. The doctor is torn between his duty, and concern for his own daughter's welfare. Duty wins out and he rushes to the bedside of the neighbor's child, promising his distraught wife that he will return home as soon...
    • Contributor: Lawrence, Florence - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - De Garde, Adele - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Egan, Gladys - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Powell, Frank E.
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    His duty It's Bob Allen's twenty-first birthday. His mother and his brother Jack, a policeman present him with a cap, personalized with his initals in the lining. Jack then goes to work and Bob goes out also. Later in the evening, Jack is called to the scene of a robbery, where he finds the cap with his brother's initials. Dismayed by the idea that his brother...
    • Contributor: Miles, David - Mersereau, Violet - Bitzer, G. W. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Marvin, Arthur W. - Moore, Owen - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Harron, Robert - Powell, Frank E.
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Lena and the geese An aristocratic woman is forced to give up her newborn daughter to be raised by Gretchen, a peasant woman. The girl grows up with Lena, the peasant's real daughter, who tends a flock of geese. On her deathbed, the aristocratic mother decides her daughter should be reinstated into the royal household, and sends for her, but Gretchen substitutes Lena instead. Without success, the young...
    • Contributor: Marsh, Mae - Bitzer, G. W. - Hyde, Harry - August, Edwin - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - West, Charles H. - Henderson, Grace - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) ... Marsh, Mae - Bitzer, G. W. - Hyde, Harry - August, Edwin - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - West, Charles H. - Henderson, Grace - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bruce, Kate - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Pickford, Mary - General Film Company - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Cabanne, Christy - Carroll, William - McDowell, Clare - Paget, Alfred - Miller, W. Christy - Opperman, Frank
    • Date: 1912
  • Film, Video
    The light that came Grace, a disfigured young woman with two beautiful sisters, Vivian and Daisy, falls in love with Carl Wagner, a blind violinist, and they become engaged. Though she fears losing his love when he sees the scar on her face, Daisy pays for the surgery that restores Carl's sight. After his vision is restored, Vivian and Daisy both vie for Carl's attention, but to no...
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Hedlund, Guy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Gertrude - Leonard, Marion ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Hedlund, Guy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Gertrude - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary - Evans, Frank - Quirk, Billy - Powell, Frank E. - Moore, Owen - Hart, Ruth - Grandon, Francis J. - Nichols, George
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Lines of white on a sullen sea Emily turns down an offer of marriage from sailor Joe, and accepts sailor Bill. He sails away and soon forgets about his promise to Emily, leaving her to wait for six, long years. Unbeknownst to her, he marries and has a child. She waits, despite entreaties from Joe and the ridicule of her neighbors. Eventually she becomes deathly ill. When Bill returns with his...
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Powell, Frank E. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    May and December An older man is engaged to a young woman, and an older woman is engaged to a young man. The couples meet several times by chance. Eventually, the young man and woman go off together, leaving the older man and woman embracing.
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Marvin, Arthur W. - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Miller, W. Christy
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    The mountaineer's honor
    In the hills of Kentucky
    A young mountain girl falls in love with a faithless lowlander, who loves her and leaves her. Her angry, over-protective brother follows the man to town and attempts to force him to marry the girl, but is mocked and ridiculed. He becomes enraged and kills the man. A posse is formed, and the brother is tracked to his home. His mother, realizing that they...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sennett, Mack - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Mary - Unicorn Film Service Corporation - Kirkwood, James - Bruce, Kate - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Nichols, George
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    The slave In ancient Rome, the beautiful Nerada is courted by Deletius, a wealthy patrician, but she marries the sculptor Alachus instead. Several years later, the sculptor's family is in dire straits, their child dying of starvation. Desperate for money to buy food, Nerada decides to sell herself as a slave while Alachus sleeps, exhausted and hungry. Meanwhile, Deletius is still pining for Nerada, and his...
    • Contributor: Lawrence, Florence - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Lottie - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Solter, Harry L. - Paget, Alfred - Siegmann, George - Moore, Owen ... Lawrence, Florence - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Lottie - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Solter, Harry L. - Paget, Alfred - Siegmann, George - Moore, Owen - Bruce, Kate - Biograph Company - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Powell, Frank E. - Butler, William J.
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Through the breakers
    Unidentified Tayler no. 10: Those who pay | Those who pay
    Happily married, Mr. and Mrs. Normand are soon blessed with a child. Unfortunately, as the baby grows up, the Normands become less interested in the child, and more interested in their social lives. By the age of eight, their child is being cared for mostly by the governess. Alone and neglected, the child becomes seriously ill. Alarmed and remorseful, Mr. Normand begs his wife...
    • Contributor: Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) ... Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Lehrman, Henry - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Crisp, Donald - Pickford, Lottie - Macpherson, Jeanie - Moore, Owen - Harron, Robert - Nichols, George - De Garde, Adele - Evans, Frank - Craig, Charles - Henderson, Grace - Robinson, Gertrude
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Iola's promise Iola, an Indian girl, is held captive by a gang of cutthroats. She is rescued by Jack Harper, a prospector. In gratitude, she promises to help him to find gold, and, when his fiancee is about to be burned at the stake by her own tribe, she repays him by sacrificing her own life.
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bernard, Dorothy - Taylor, Belle - Bruce, Kate - General Film Company - Carroll, William - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Lehrman, Henry - Bitzer, G. W. ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bernard, Dorothy - Taylor, Belle - Bruce, Kate - General Film Company - Carroll, William - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Lehrman, Henry - Bitzer, G. W. - Moreno, Antonio - Pickford, Mary - Gorman, Charles - Harron, Robert - Hyde, Harry - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Evans, Frank - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - West, Charles H. - Paget, Alfred - Opperman, Frank - Toncray, Kate - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Butler, William J.
    • Date: 1912