Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    All on account of the milk Hiram, a young contractor, goes to a house near his worksite to get a glass of milk. He is mistaken by the heroine, Sophia, for a laborer, while he thinks she is the maid, although she is the daughter of the manor. (Sophia's maid has taken sick and Sophia has assumed her duties and clothing for the day). Hiram continues to represent himself as...
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Bruce, Kate - Sweet, Blanche - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Jack - Finch, Flora - Biograph Company - Afi/Horton (Dorothy) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Hennessy, George - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - August, Edwin - Paget, Alfred - Marsh, Mae - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Carroll, William - Lehrman, Henry ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Hennessy, George - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - August, Edwin - Paget, Alfred - Marsh, Mae - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Carroll, William - Lehrman, Henry - Robinson, Spike - West, Charles H. - Harron, Robert - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Cabanne, Christy - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Afi/Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
  • 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
    The country doctor Dr. Harcourt's daughter, Edith, falls sick. While treating her, the doctor is summoned to the sickbed of a poor neighbor's daughter who is also gravely ill. The doctor is torn between his duty, and concern for his own daughter's welfare. Duty wins out and he rushes to the bedside of the neighbor's child, promising his distraught wife that he will return home as soon...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Lawrence, Florence - Egan, Gladys - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - De Garde, Adele - King, Rose - Biograph Company - Paper Print 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
    A gold necklace Mazie lends her gold necklace to her friend Nellie, who loses it. She and her boyfriend, Sam, look for it in vain. Sam, thinking it belongs to Nellie, promises to replace it, and she describes it to him in detail. Meanwhile, the necklace has been found and returned it to Mazie. Sam sees it on Mazie (whom he does not know is Nellie's friend)....
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Bruce, Kate - Davenport, Dorothy - Dillon, Edward - Macpherson, Jeanie ... Powell, Frank E. - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Bruce, Kate - Davenport, Dorothy - Dillon, Edward - Macpherson, Jeanie - Mersereau, Violet - West, Charles H. - Henderson, Dell - Labadie, Florence - Craig, Charles - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Marvin, Arthur W. - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Powell, Frank E. - Moore, Owen - Johnson, Arthur V. - Leonard, Marion - Miles, David - Pickford, Mary - Mersereau, Violet - Harron, Robert - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Hennessy, George - Bitzer, G. W. - Miller, W. Christy - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Marsh, Mae - Hyde, Harry - Pickford, Jack - Toncray, Kate - Opperman, Frank - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Bruce, Kate - Marsh, Mae - August, Edwin - McDowell, Clare - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Pickford, Mary - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Bruce, Kate - Marsh, Mae - August, Edwin - McDowell, Clare - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Hyde, Harry - Opperman, Frank - Carroll, William - Henderson, Grace - Paget, Alfred - Cabanne, Christy - Robinson, Spike - West, Charles H. - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
  • 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, André 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
    May and December An older man is engaged to a young woman, and an older woman is engaged to a young man. The couples meet several times by chance. Eventually, the young man and woman go off together, leaving the older man and woman embracing.
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Bruce, Kate - Miller, W. Christy - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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
    Oh, Uncle! Uncle Zeke, a wealthy old batchelor, is trying to decide which of his nephews will be his heir. His visit to nephew Tom and Tom's wife does not go well, so he decides to visit Harry, whom he believes to be unmarried. Disgusted with Tom's wife, he has wired to say that if Harry ever marries, he will be out of the will. Bessie,...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • 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
    The slave In ancient Rome, the beautiful Nerada is courted by Deletius, a wealthy patrician, but she marries the sculptor Alachus instead. Several years later, the sculptor's family is in dire straits, their child dying of starvation. Desperate for money to buy food, Nerada decides to sell herself as a slave while Alachus sleeps, exhausted and hungry. Meanwhile, Deletius is still pining for Nerada, and his...
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Lawrence, Florence - Kirkwood, James - Solter, Harry L. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Powell, Frank E. - Sennett, Mack - Paget, Alfred - Bruce, Kate ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Lawrence, Florence - Kirkwood, James - Solter, Harry L. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Powell, Frank E. - Sennett, Mack - Paget, Alfred - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Johnson, Arthur V. - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Lottie - Siegmann, George - Butler, William J. - 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
    When we were in our teens May shows her newest painting to Tom and Howard, rivals for her affection. Tom tactlessly offers an honest opinion, saying the picture is "punk". No fool Howard, however, pretends to admire May's painting. May, of course, prefers Howard's opinion to Tom's and therefore prefers Howard himself to Tom. Not to be deterred, Tom disguises himself as a tramp, steals May's painting and tries, in...
    • Contributor: Powell, Frank E. - Woods, Frank E. - Marvin, Arthur W. - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Graybill, Joe - Sennett, Mack - Biograph Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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: Sennett, Mack - Hennessy, George - Pickford, Mary - Dillon, Edward - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Henderson, Grace - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Toncray, Kate ... Sennett, Mack - Hennessy, George - Pickford, Mary - Dillon, Edward - Henderson, Dell - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Henderson, Grace - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Toncray, Kate - Lee, Florence - Robinson, Spike - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - General Film Company - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912