Collection Items

  • 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
    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 - LaƱoe, 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
    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: Henderson, Grace - August, Edwin - Henderson, Dell - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Jack - Paget, Alfred - Powell, Frank E. - Biograph Company - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Sennett, Mack ... Henderson, Grace - August, Edwin - Henderson, Dell - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Jack - Paget, Alfred - Powell, Frank E. - Biograph Company - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary - Butler, William J. - Quirk, Billy - Bruce, Kate - Dillon, Edward - Craig, Charles - McDowell, Clare - Grandon, Francis J.
    • 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
    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