Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    All on account of the milk Hiram, a young contractor, goes to a house near his worksite to get a glass of milk. He is mistaken by the heroine, Sophia, for a laborer, while he thinks she is the maid, although she is the daughter of the manor. (Sophia's maid has taken sick and Sophia has assumed her duties and clothing for the day). Hiram continues to represent himself as...
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Bruce, Kate - Sweet, Blanche - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Jack - Finch, Flora - Biograph Company - Afi/Horton (Dorothy) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    The Gibson goddess
    Unidentified Paper Print box V
    An attractive young lady at a beach resort draws unwanted attention from a group of unruly young men, so she disguises herself with a long beach coat and plenty of padding. Not recognizing the beauty they had seen earlier, the young men jeer and tease her, all except for a plain-looking sailor, who likes her despite her large size. In the final scene, she...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Nichols, George - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Nichols, George - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - West, Dorothy - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    A corner in wheat A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. Shows the differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Craig, Charles - Dillon, Edward - Evans, Frank - Haldeman, Edith - Harron, Robert - Hart, Ruth - Johnson, Arthur V. - Macpherson, Jeanie - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Moore, Owen - Nichols, George - O'Sullivan, Tony - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - Sweet, Blanche - West, Dorothy - Norris, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Lawrence, Florence - Egan, Gladys - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - De Garde, Adele - King, Rose - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    A gold necklace Mazie lends her gold necklace to her friend Nellie, who loses it. She and her boyfriend, Sam, look for it in vain. Sam, thinking it belongs to Nellie, promises to replace it, and she describes it to him in detail. Meanwhile, the necklace has been found and returned it to Mazie. Sam sees it on Mazie (whom he does not know is Nellie's friend)....
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Bruce, Kate - Davenport, Dorothy - Dillon, Edward - Macpherson, Jeanie ... Powell, Frank E. - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Bruce, Kate - Davenport, Dorothy - Dillon, Edward - Macpherson, Jeanie - Mersereau, Violet - West, Charles H. - Henderson, Dell - Labadie, Florence - Craig, Charles - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Powell, Frank E. - Moore, Owen - Johnson, Arthur V. - Leonard, Marion - Miles, David - Pickford, Mary - Mersereau, Violet - Harron, Robert - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    An Indian summer An elderly widower takes lodgings at a seaside boarding house owned by a widow and her daughter. Attracted to the widow, but self-conscious about his thinning hair, the widower writes a letter to inquire about a hair restoring tonic. He hides the response, and the widow thinks he is corresponding with another woman. She decides to make him jealous by framing a magazine photo...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Hennessy, George - Bitzer, G. W. - Miller, W. Christy - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Marsh, Mae - Hyde, Harry - Pickford, Jack - Toncray, Kate - Opperman, Frank - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Bruce, Kate - Marsh, Mae - August, Edwin - McDowell, Clare - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Bruce, Kate - Marsh, Mae - August, Edwin - McDowell, Clare - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Hyde, Harry - Opperman, Frank - Carroll, William - Henderson, Grace - Paget, Alfred - Cabanne, Christy - Robinson, Spike - West, Charles H. - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Hart, Ruth - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Mary - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Sennett, Mack - O'Sullivan, Tony ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Hart, Ruth - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Mary - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Sennett, Mack - O'Sullivan, Tony - Quirk, Billy - Grandon, Francis J. - Kirkwood, James - Hedlund, Guy - West, Dorothy - Robinson, Gertrude - Powell, Frank E. - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Arvidson, Linda - Nichols, George - Kirkwood, James - Bruce, Kate - Leonard, Marion - West, Dorothy - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Arvidson, Linda - Nichols, George - Kirkwood, James - Bruce, Kate - Leonard, Marion - West, Dorothy - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Pickford, Mary - Powell, Frank E. - Sennett, Mack - O'Sullivan, Tony - Moore, Owen - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Bruce, Kate - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    Muggsy becomes a hero Mabel sends a note to Muggsy asking him to meet her after church. While he is waiting for the services to end, another note is handed to him, requesting him to escort the Frost sisters through a bad area. Though Muggsy is disappointed not to be with Mabel, he resolutely starts to escort the two women home. They are set upon by two thugs...
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Quirk, Billy - Pickford, Mary - Henderson, Grace - August, Edwin - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Craig, Charles - Dillon, Edward ... Powell, Frank E. - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Quirk, Billy - Pickford, Mary - Henderson, Grace - August, Edwin - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Craig, Charles - Dillon, Edward - Grandon, Francis J. - Henderson, Dell - McDowell, Clare - O'Sullivan, Tony - Paget, Alfred - Pickford, Jack - Sennett, Mack - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    The newlyweds After being jilted by their respective sweethearts, Dick Harcourt and Dora Dean have both become disenchanted with the opposite sex. Unknown to each other, they happen to share a seat on a passenger train. Due to a misunderstanding, the other passengers mistake them for newlyweds. As it happens, Dick is a member of an anti-marriage society, the members of which prepare a protest to...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Pickford, Mary - Barker, Florence - West, Charles H. - Powell, Frank E. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Pickford, Mary - Barker, Florence - West, Charles H. - Powell, Frank E. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Paget, Alfred - Miller, W. Christy - Sennett, Mack - West, Dorothy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Hedlund, Guy - Robinson, Gertrude - Craig, Charles - Hart, Ruth - Quirk, Billy - Grandon, Francis J. - Pickford, Jack - Opperman, Frank - Harron, Robert - Egan, Gladys - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Bruce, Kate - Moore, Owen - Nichols, George - Sennett, Mack - O'Sullivan, Tony - Biograph Company - Unicorn Film Service Corporation - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Lawrence, Florence - Kirkwood, James - Solter, Harry L. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Powell, Frank E. - Sennett, Mack - Paget, Alfred - Bruce, Kate ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Lawrence, Florence - Kirkwood, James - Solter, Harry L. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Powell, Frank E. - Sennett, Mack - Paget, Alfred - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Lottie - Siegmann, George - Butler, William J. - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Leonard, Marion - De Garde, Adele - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Johnson, Arthur V. - Quirk, Billy - Lehrman, Henry ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Leonard, Marion - De Garde, Adele - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Johnson, Arthur V. - Quirk, Billy - Lehrman, Henry - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Hart, Ruth - Macpherson, Jeanie - Henderson, Grace - Crisp, Donald - Moore, Owen - Harron, Robert - Robinson, Gertrude - Craig, Charles - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    What's your hurry? At a birthday party, the father of the house is given a double-barrel shotgun, over which he is most enthusiastic. Meanwhile, his daughter recieves a letter saying that her boyfriend will be home from college early. When the boyfriend arrives and see the shotgun, he misunderstands and departs in terror. He runs into people, knocks them down, breaks things, and finally is brought back...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Nichols, George - Quirk, Billy - Bruce, Kate - Egan, Gladys - Bernard, Dorothy - De Garde, Adele - Evans, Frank ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Nichols, George - Quirk, Billy - Bruce, Kate - Egan, Gladys - Bernard, Dorothy - De Garde, Adele - Evans, Frank - McCoy, Bessie - Mersereau, Violet - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Lottie - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - West, Dorothy - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Won by a fish Harry teases his girl's father about his bad luck with fishing and is consequently forbidden to see his girl. The next day, Dad goes fishing again. After he leaves, the young couple goes for a walk. They pass a fish market and get an idea for solving their problem with her father. They buy a huge fish, and go down to the dock where...
    • Contributor: Sennett, Mack - Hennessy, George - Pickford, Mary - Dillon, Edward - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Henderson, Grace - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Toncray, Kate ... Sennett, Mack - Hennessy, George - Pickford, Mary - Dillon, Edward - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Henderson, Grace - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Toncray, Kate - Lee, Florence - Robinson, Spike - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
  • 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) - Taylor, Belle - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Paget, Alfred - Bernard, Dorothy - Opperman, Frank - Toncray, Kate - Carroll, William - Lehrman, Henry ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Taylor, Belle - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Paget, Alfred - Bernard, Dorothy - Opperman, Frank - Toncray, Kate - Carroll, William - Lehrman, Henry - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Butler, William J. - Moreno, Antonio - Gorman, Charles - Bruce, Kate - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - West, Charles H. - Hyde, Harry - Harron, Robert - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
  • Film, Video
    Judith of Bethulia "The Judean fortress of Bethulia is attacked by the powerful army of Nebuchadnezzar, led by Holofernes. The walls withstand the assault, but many people are killed and Holofernes lays the fortress under siege. Judith, a beautiful and beloved widow, prays for guidance and has a vision that she must offer herself as a sacrifice to Holofernes in order to save Bethulia. She goes to...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Pierce, Grace Adele - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Marsh, Mae - Harron, Robert - Gish, Lillian - Gish, Dorothy ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Pierce, Grace Adele - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Marsh, Mae - Harron, Robert - Gish, Lillian - Gish, Dorothy - Bruce, Kate - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Paget, Alfred - Carey, Harry - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Hyde, Harry - Aldrich, Thomas Bailey - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1913