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: West, Dorothy - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary ... West, Dorothy - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Leonard, Marion - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Kirkwood, James - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George - Evans, Frank
    • 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: 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
    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: Miles, David - Bitzer, G. W. - Prior, Herbert - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary ... Miles, David - Bitzer, G. W. - Prior, Herbert - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Marvin, Arthur W. - Moore, Owen - Egan, Gladys - Powell, Frank E. - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • 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: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Hedlund, Guy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Gertrude - Leonard, Marion ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - Bruce, Kate - Hedlund, Guy - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Robinson, Gertrude - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford, Mary - Evans, Frank - Quirk, Billy - Powell, Frank E. - Moore, Owen - Hart, Ruth - Grandon, Francis J. - Nichols, George
    • 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: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Powell, Frank E. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George
    • 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. - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Marvin, Arthur W. - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Miller, W. Christy
    • 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: Miles, David - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James ... Miles, David - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Harris, Caroline - Pickford, Lottie - Pickford, Mary - Moore, Owen - Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Lawrence, Florence - O'Sullivan, Tony - Longfellow, Stephanie - Powell, Frank E. - Avery, Charles - Prior, Herbert - Marvin, Arthur W. - Maupassant, Guy De - 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: 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
    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
    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: Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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
    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: Mersereau, Violet - Bitzer, G. W. - De Garde, Adele - O'Sullivan, Tony - McCoy, Bessie - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Dorothy - Bernard, Dorothy ... Mersereau, Violet - Bitzer, G. W. - De Garde, Adele - O'Sullivan, Tony - McCoy, Bessie - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Dorothy - Bernard, Dorothy - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Sennett, Mack - Egan, Gladys - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George - Evans, Frank
    • 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: Woods, Frank E. - Graybill, Joe - Powell, Frank E. - Biograph Company - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Marvin, Arthur W. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • 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: Lawrence, Florence - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Moore, Barry - Cumpson, John R. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Avery, Charles ... Lawrence, Florence - King, Rose - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Moore, Barry - Cumpson, John R. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Avery, Charles - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Lottie - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Johnson, Arthur V. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Powell, Frank E.
    • Date: 1909