Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Ghosts A tragedy in which the sins of a father are visited upon his children as revealed in the story of a young man who unknowingly falls in love with his half-sister. When the family doctor, who knows of the father's sordid past, stops the wedding, the son descends into alcoholism, madness and finally, suicide.
    • Contributor: Alden, Mary - Smith, Russell E. - Filson, Al - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Afi/Killiam (Paul) Collection (Library of Congress) - Mutual Film Corporation - Ibsen, Henrik - Majestic Motion Picture Company - Nicholls, George - Blake, Loretta - Afi/Yale University Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Comata, the Sioux
    Unidentified paper print box U
    "A white man (Arthur Johnson) convinces an Indian maiden (Marion Leonard) to abandon her Indian village and accompany him to his small house on the edge of some cleared land. In time, they have a child. In the background, from the beginning, an Indian (James Kirkwood) can be seen as though guarding the young Indian girl. In time, the white man becomes enamored of...
    • Contributor: Lawrence, Florence - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Leonard, Marion - Johnson, Arthur V. - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Clarges, Verner
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Two memories Henry and Marion have a lover's quarrel and part in anger. They do not reconcile, and ten years pass without contact. Marion becomes a society girl and spends her time at parties with her friends. Henry has become very ill and wishes to see Marion one more time. He writes asking her to visit. When she recieves the note, she laughs and tosses it...
    • Contributor: Miles, David - Lawrence, Florence - Bitzer, G. W. - Cumpson, John R. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Avery, Charles - Hendrie, Anita ... Miles, David - Lawrence, Florence - Bitzer, G. W. - Cumpson, John R. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Avery, Charles - Hendrie, Anita - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Mary - Prior, Herbert - Moore, Owen - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Adventures of Dollie After an altercation with her father, a vengeful gypsy kidnaps little Dollie from her family's yard. She is placed in a barrel which travels down a stream and over a waterfall. As her father searches frantically for her, a young angler fishes the barrel from the river, and the family is reunited.
    • Contributor: Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Arvidson, Linda - West, Madeline - Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • 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
    The faded lilies
    Faded lillies
    "Francois, a hunchback violinist, performs at a society party and is given a bouquet of lilies by a young woman in appreciation. He takes the gift a sign of love, and when he realizes his mistake, he loses his mind. A doctor treating him persuades the young lady to pretend an affection for him. But when the recovering musician discovers the deception, he stops...
    • Contributor: Miles, David - Bitzer, G. W. - Prior, Herbert - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary ... Miles, David - Bitzer, G. W. - Prior, Herbert - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Marvin, Arthur W. - Moore, Owen - Egan, Gladys - Powell, Frank E. - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Fate's turning
    Fate's turning, the disaster of a false step averted
    John Lawson, Jr. has taken over the family business due to the illness of his father, and he has suffered a nervous breakdown. His father,regaining health, suggests the son take a rest at a summer hotel. John bids adieu to his fiancee, only to become smitten by Mary, a pretty hotel waitress. He promises to marry her. John is called home urgently when his...
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Charles H. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Crisp, Donald ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Charles H. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Crisp, Donald - Bernard, Dorothy - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Evans, Frank - Toncray, Kate - Longfellow, Stephanie - Afi/Foley (Ed) Collection (Library of Congress) - McDowell, Clare - Grandon, Francis J.
    • Date: 1911
  • 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
    The lonely villa Mr. and Mrs. Cullison and their three daughters live in a beautiful, large home out in the country. When Mr. Cullison is called away, leaving his wife and daughters alone in the house, a gang of thieves break in and threaten the family. When his car breaks down, not far from the house, Mr. Cullison calls home and discovers that his family is in...
    • Contributor: Mersereau, Violet - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Hendrie, Anita - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony ... Mersereau, Violet - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Hendrie, Anita - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Pickford, Mary - Moore, Owen - Miles, David - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - De Garde, Adele - Cumpson, John R. - Avery, Charles - Egan, Gladys - Prior, Herbert - Marvin, Arthur W. - Afi/Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Lorde, André De
    • 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 necklace The Kendricks are a young couple, excited to have been invited to an important social event. Mrs. Kendrick buys a new gown and borrows a jeweled necklace from a friend. At the ball, the necklace it is stolen, and the Kendricks spend their whole lives and go deeply into debt to replace it, even though, unbeknownst to them, the necklace is only costume jewelry....
    • Contributor: Miles, David - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James ... Miles, David - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Harris, Caroline - Pickford, Lottie - Pickford, Mary - Moore, Owen - Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Lawrence, Florence - O'Sullivan, Tony - Longfellow, Stephanie - Powell, Frank E. - Avery, Charles - Prior, Herbert - Marvin, Arthur W. - Maupassant, Guy De - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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
    Over the hills to the poor house
    Over the hills to the poorhouse | Over the hill to the poorhouse
    The widowed elderly mother of three adult children, two sons and a daughter, wishing to relieve herself of the burden of care of her property, decides to divide it up among her children. To her son Charles, a wild but kind young fellow, she leaves a small amount, feeling that he will soon run through it. The good-hearted boy is perfectly satisfied, believing in...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Bitzer, G. W. - Auer, Florence - O'Sullivan, Tony - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Carleton, Will - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Marvin, Arthur W. - Sennett, Mack - Dillon, Edward - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - McCutcheon, Wallace - Vignola, Robert G.
    • Date: 1908
  • 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
  • Film, Video
    The Italian
    Dago
    Beppo, an Italian gondolier, is in love with Annette, who has another suitor, wealthy but much older. Her father gives Beppo a year to prove himself, so he emigrates to New York City, opens a shoeshine stand, and makes many friends among his neighbors. He meets his ward boss, Corrigan, who, to a friendly, unsophisticated immigrant like Beppo, seems to be a good fellow....
    • Contributor: Beban, George - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Ince, Thomas H. - New York Motion Picture Corp - Williams, Clara - Barker, Reginald - Burke, J. Frank (John Franklin) - Majestic Pictures Corp - Sullivan, C. Gardner - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Slavery days
    Slavery days
    "On a plantation, about ten miles from the Ohio River, Kentucky: George Shelby, owner of the plantation and a large number of slaves, owing to business difficulties, is forced to sell some of his slaves to a trader named Haley. Among Shelby's slaves is a faithful old negro called Uncle Tom, to whom Haley takes a fancy, thinking he can get a large purse...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Porter, Edwin S.
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Beverly of Graustark Beverly Calhoun is invited by her friend, Princess Yestive of Graustark, to pay her a visit. On her journey, she is waylaid by bandits, and becomes entangled in the political problems of a neighboring country, whose ruler Prince Dantan, has been ousted by his evil half-brother Gabriel. Dantan, disguised as a simple goat hunter, has been driven into hiding in the mountains with his...
    • Contributor: Perley, Charles - Klaw & Erlanger - West, Charles H. - Robinson, Gertrude - Protective Amusement Company - Arvidson, Linda - Butler, William J. - Drouet, Robert - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Brammall, Jack - McCutcheon, George Barr
    • Date: 1914
  • Film, Video
    Woman in black "Mary, a young gypsy girl, is seduced by the immoral Robert Crane and abandoned. She is exiled from the gypsies and, along with her mother Zenda, known as "The Woman in Black," she vows revenge. Meanwhile, Crane blackmails Stella Everett's father into forcing her to marry him, even though she loves Frank Mansfield, Crane's rival for a congressional seat. Frank wins, but Stella still...
    • Contributor: Marston, Lawrence - Sarno, Hector V. (Hector Vincenzo) - Gaudio, Tony - Evans, Millicent - Klaw & Erlanger - Biograph Company - Drumier, Jack - Hale, Alan - Evans, Frank - Barrymore, Lionel - Newton, Marie - Donnelly, H. Grattan (Henry Grattan) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - General Film Company - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • Date: 1914
  • Film, Video
    Verbena Tragica
    • Contributor: Soler, Fernando - Cantabria Films - Columbia Pictures - Lamont, Charles - Torena, Juan - Alcaniz, Luana De
    • Date: 1939
  • Film, Video
    The Inner Circle A lonely widower is told to bomb Senor Cataldo's house by the Inner Circle, a secret society of which he is a reluctant member. Sr. Cataldo's offence is that he has gone to the police with an extortion note he received from the Inner Circle. While the widower is being given his instructions, his little girl wanders away from her caretaker and is struck...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Jack - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Pickford, Mary ... Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Jack - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Pickford, Mary - Toncray, Kate - Gorman, Charles - Cabanne, Christy - Lestina, Adolphe - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Harron, Robert - Hennessy, George - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Evans, Frank
    • Date: 1912