Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    A beast at bay Edith and Jack are on their way to the train station when they are accosted by a drunken tramp, who insults them. Edith is peeved when Jack will not confront the tramp. Still angry with him, she drops him at the station and leaves. Meanwhile, a dangerous convict has escaped from prison, and is at large near the train station. The prisoner has overpowered...
    • Contributor: Marsh, Mae - Bitzer, G. W. - West, Charles H. - Afi/Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paget, Alfred - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - August, Edwin - Hennessy, George ... Marsh, Mae - Bitzer, G. W. - West, Charles H. - Afi/Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paget, Alfred - Biograph Company - Robinson, Spike - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - August, Edwin - Hennessy, George - Pickford, Mary - General Film Company - Cabanne, Christy - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Carroll, William - Harron, Robert - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Lehrman, Henry
    • Date: 1912
  • 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
    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
    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
    The peachbasket hat
    Peach-basket hat
    Mr. Jones and Mrs. Jones are reading the morning paper. He reads an article about a kidnapping by gypsies. She spots an ad for hats. Upon leaving the house, Mr. Jones sees a family of gypsies reading the neighbor's palm, and returns to warn the maid. Later, Mrs. Jones goes hat shopping, leaving the baby with the maid, who invites the gypsies into the...
    • Contributor: Lawrence, Florence - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Cumpson, John R. - Mersereau, Violet - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda ... Lawrence, Florence - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Cumpson, John R. - Mersereau, Violet - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Hendrie, Anita - Avery, Charles - Leonard, Marion - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Mary - Prior, Herbert - Marvin, Arthur W. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Macpherson, Jeanie - Harron, Robert
    • 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
    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: Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - Hyde, Harry - Carey, Harry - Gish, Lillian - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company ... Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - Hyde, Harry - Carey, Harry - Gish, Lillian - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Marsh, Mae - Aldrich, Thomas Bailey - Gish, Dorothy - Bruce, Kate - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - General Film Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Harron, Robert - Pierce, Grace Adele - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • Date: 1913
  • 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