Collection Items

  • 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 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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Leonard, Marion - De Garde, Adele - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Johnson, Arthur V. - Quirk, Billy - Lehrman, Henry ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Bitzer, G. W. - Kirkwood, James - Leonard, Marion - De Garde, Adele - Bruce, Kate - Nichols, George - Johnson, Arthur V. - Quirk, Billy - Lehrman, Henry - Sennett, Mack - Pickford, Lottie - Hart, Ruth - Macpherson, Jeanie - Henderson, Grace - Crisp, Donald - Moore, Owen - Harron, Robert - Robinson, Gertrude - Craig, Charles - Evans, Frank - Biograph Company - Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909