Collection Items

  • 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: West, Dorothy - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary ... West, Dorothy - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Kirkwood, James - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George - Evans, Frank
    • 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: Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. ... Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Macpherson, Jeanie - Moore, Owen - Harron, Robert - Nichols, George - West, Dorothy - Woods, Frank E. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Haldeman, Edith - Powell, Frank E. - Arvidson, Linda - Norris, Frank - Egan, Gladys - Butler, William J. - Dillon, Edward - Craig, Charles - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Sweet, Blanche - Henderson, Grace - Robinson, Gertrude - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Miller, W. Christy - Evans, Frank
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    The day after The day after they host a boisterous New Year's Eve party, the Mr. and Mrs. Hilton both suffer remorse and wicked hangovers. They vow never to do it again.
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sweet, Blanche - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Leonard, Marion ... West, Dorothy - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sweet, Blanche - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Leonard, Marion - Pickford, Mary - Evans, Frank - Miller, W. Christy - Macpherson, Jeanie - Kirkwood, James - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George - Lehrman, Henry
    • 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
    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
    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: Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Barker, Florence - Henderson, Dell - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth ... Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Barker, Florence - Henderson, Dell - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Hart, Ruth - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Hedlund, Guy - Pickford, Mary - Harron, Robert - Powell, Frank E. - Nichols, George - West, Dorothy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Grandon, Francis J. - Egan, Gladys - Evans, Frank - Craig, Charles - West, Charles H. - Paget, Alfred - Pickford, Jack - Opperman, Frank - Robinson, Gertrude - Miller, W. Christy
    • Date: 1910
  • 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
    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: Mersereau, Violet - Bitzer, G. W. - De Garde, Adele - O'Sullivan, Tony - McCoy, Bessie - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Dorothy - Bernard, Dorothy ... Mersereau, Violet - Bitzer, G. W. - De Garde, Adele - O'Sullivan, Tony - McCoy, Bessie - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Dorothy - Bernard, Dorothy - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Egan, Gladys - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George - Evans, Frank
    • 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: Henderson, Grace - Henderson, Dell - Lee, Florence - Hennessy, George - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Butler, William J. - Toncray, Kate ... Henderson, Grace - Henderson, Dell - Lee, Florence - Hennessy, George - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Butler, William J. - Toncray, Kate - General Film Company - Sennett, Mack - Dillon, Edward - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Evans, Frank
    • 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) - 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
    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
    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