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: 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
    Two memories Henry and Marion have a lover's quarrel and part in anger. They do not reconcile, and ten years pass without contact. Marion becomes a society girl and spends her time at parties with her friends. Henry has become very ill and wishes to see Marion one more time. He writes asking her to visit. When she recieves the note, she laughs and tosses it...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Miles, David - Pickford, Mary - O'Sullivan, Tony - Prior, Herbert - Hendrie, Anita - Moore, Owen - Sennett, Mack ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Leonard, Marion - Miles, David - Pickford, Mary - O'Sullivan, Tony - Prior, Herbert - Hendrie, Anita - Moore, Owen - Sennett, Mack - Lawrence, Florence - Cumpson, John R. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Robinson, Gertrude - Avery, Charles - Biograph Company - 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 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Pickford, Mary - Bitzer, G. W. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Leonard, Marion - Nichols, George - Kirkwood, James - Sennett, Mack - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Macpherson, Jeanie ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Pickford, Mary - Bitzer, G. W. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Leonard, Marion - Nichols, George - Kirkwood, James - Sennett, Mack - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Macpherson, Jeanie - Robinson, Gertrude - O'Sullivan, Tony - Lehrman, Henry - West, Dorothy - Miller, W. Christy - Sweet, Blanche - Arvidson, Linda - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    The faded lilies
    Faded lillies
    "Francois, a hunchback violinist, performs at a society party and is given a bouquet of lilies by a young woman in appreciation. He takes the gift a sign of love, and when he realizes his mistake, he loses his mind. A doctor treating him persuades the young lady to pretend an affection for him. But when the recovering musician discovers the deception, he stops...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Miles, David - Kirkwood, James - O'Sullivan, Tony - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Moore, Owen - Powell, Frank E. - Quirk, Billy ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Miles, David - Kirkwood, James - O'Sullivan, Tony - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Moore, Owen - Powell, Frank E. - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Mary - Egan, Gladys - Prior, Herbert - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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
    The lonely villa Mr. and Mrs. Cullison and their three daughters live in a beautiful, large home out in the country. When Mr. Cullison is called away, leaving his wife and daughters alone in the house, a gang of thieves break in and threaten the family. When his car breaks down, not far from the house, Mr. Cullison calls home and discovers that his family is in...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Sennett, Mack - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Miles, David - Leonard, Marion - Egan, Gladys - Pickford, Mary - De Garde, Adele ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Sennett, Mack - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Miles, David - Leonard, Marion - Egan, Gladys - Pickford, Mary - De Garde, Adele - Moore, Owen - O'Sullivan, Tony - Prior, Herbert - Hendrie, Anita - Cumpson, John R. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Mersereau, Violet - Avery, Charles - Kirkwood, James - Lorde, AndrĂ© De - Biograph Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    The necklace The Kendricks are a young couple, excited to have been invited to an important social event. Mrs. Kendrick buys a new gown and borrows a jeweled necklace from a friend. At the ball, the necklace it is stolen, and the Kendricks spend their whole lives and go deeply into debt to replace it, even though, unbeknownst to them, the necklace is only costume jewelry....
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - King, Rose - Prior, Herbert - Harris, Caroline - Pickford, Mary - Avery, Charles - Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Johnson, Arthur V. ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - King, Rose - Prior, Herbert - Harris, Caroline - Pickford, Mary - Avery, Charles - Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Johnson, Arthur V. - Kirkwood, James - Lawrence, Florence - Longfellow, Stephanie - Miles, David - Moore, Owen - O'Sullivan, Tony - Pickford, Lottie - Powell, Frank E. - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Maupassant, Guy De - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Cumpson, John R. - Lawrence, Florence - Hendrie, Anita - Leonard, Marion - Prior, Herbert - Arvidson, Linda ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Cumpson, John R. - Lawrence, Florence - Hendrie, Anita - Leonard, Marion - Prior, Herbert - Arvidson, Linda - Mersereau, Violet - Johnson, Arthur V. - Sennett, Mack - Moore, Owen - Harron, Robert - Pickford, Mary - O'Sullivan, Tony - Avery, Charles - Macpherson, Jeanie - Biograph Company - 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
    The Cardinal's conspiracy "A princess will have nothing to do with a neighboring prince her father, the king, has chosen for her. The Cardinal suggests that the prince disguise himself as a guard, and arranges for him to save the princess from three thugs. She falls in love with him, and the Cardinal underscores his advantage by having the prince imprisoned. The princess, of course, does all...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Lawrence, Florence - Powell, Frank E. - O'Moore, Barry - Johnson, Arthur V. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sennett, Mack - Cumpson, John R. ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Lawrence, Florence - Powell, Frank E. - O'Moore, Barry - Johnson, Arthur V. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sennett, Mack - Cumpson, John R. - Pickford, Lottie - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - King, Rose - Moore, Owen - Avery, Charles - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909