Collection Items

  • 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: Marsh, Mae - Bitzer, G. W. - Hyde, Harry - Pickford, Jack - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Toncray, Kate - General Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Hennessy, George - Miller, W. Christy - Opperman, Frank
    • 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: 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
    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