Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    All my babies...a midwife's own story
    Midwife's own story
    A training film for midwives. Shows in detail a complete delivery and demonstrates the approved procedures to be used by the midwife before, during, and after delivery. Follows a midwife, Mrs. Mary Coley, in her work with various cases under both favorable and unfavorable circumstances.
    • Contributor: Mitchell, Hannah D. - Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication - Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical Audio-Visual Institute - Applebaum, Louis - Stoney, George C. - Cadwallader, Marian F. - Cummins, Sylvia K. - Georgia. Department of Public Health - Bond, Peaslee
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2 | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
    A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to assemble it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse Co. works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2 | Variant title: Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2 | Assembling and testing turbines, Westinghouse works
    A turbine is shown operating. Two men walk up to it, check the running of various parts on it, and write their findings down on paper. A third man is seen walking through a few times, once stopping to look at one of the men's writings.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    The bargain
    Variant title: Two-gun man in the bargain
    Outlaw Jim Stokes robs a stagecoach using stuffed dummies as "accomplices". Pursued and wounded, he collapses by a water hole. He is found by a kindly miner and nursed back to health by the miner's daughter, Nell. Stokes falls in love with Nell and decides to return the money and reform. Nell and Stokes are married, but the very next day, as he is...
    • Contributor: Sherry, Barney - Dowling, J. J. (Joseph J.) - Newhard, Robert - Ince, Thomas H. - New York Motion Picture Corp - Williams, Clara - Barker, Reginald - Burke, J. Frank (John Franklin) - Clifford, William H. - Hart, William S. (William Surrey) - August, Joseph H. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paramount Pictures Corporation
    • Date: 1914
  • Film, Video
    A Bronx Morning
    Alternate Title: Jay Leyda's a Bronx morning
    • Contributor: Leyda, Jay
    • Date: 1931
  • Film, Video
    Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1 | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers...
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Coil winding machines, Westinghouse works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1 | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    Numerous women stand in rows at winding machines, taking material from large spools behind them. A male supervisor walks down the aisle, checking the work of the women.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel
    Rows of women are shown at tables with winding machines. They wind using material from spools behind them, apparently putting the finished products on the table in front of them. Various supervisory staff, male and female, walk through the aisles, checking the work of the women.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight
    Alternate Title: Corbett-Fitzsimmons title fight. | Alternate Title: Corbett's last fight.
    • Date: 1897
  • 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: 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 ... 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 - Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale) - 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 B. - 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 cry of jazz Uses dramatic dialogue, direct address argumentation, realist documentary illustration, an innovative music soundtrack, and essayistic construction to argue for jazz music as an expression of the situation of Black Americans. Seeing jazz as both empowering and limiting, the film is an acute and even painful statement of its political, social, cultural, and artistic moment.
    • Contributor: Miller, James - Leist, Norman - Higgins, Eddie - Waller, George - Hill, Nelam L. - Macfadyen, Gavin - Horton, Dorothea - Priester, Julian - Severson, Paul - Bland, Ed ... Miller, James - Leist, Norman - Higgins, Eddie - Waller, George - Hill, Nelam L. - Macfadyen, Gavin - Horton, Dorothea - Priester, Julian - Severson, Paul - Bland, Ed - Duncan, Andrew - Starr, Hank - Khtb Productions - Inman, Laroy - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Kennedy, Mark - Dillon, Melinda - Alk, Howard - Sun Ra
    • Date: 1959
  • Film, Video
    [Dickson experimental sound film]
    Title on donor inventory: Dickson violin | Variant title: Dancing men in the Black Maria | Dickson violin | Dancing men in the Black Maria
    Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. This LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist. Shows W. K. L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments.
    • Contributor: Edison Collection (Library of Congress) - D'almaine, Charles - Heise, William - Dunston (Gatewood) Collection (Library of Congress) - Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Date: 1895
  • Film, Video
    Duck and cover
    Civil defense for schools: duck and cover
    Through animation, focuses on the steps to be taken for maximum safety in the street or in school in the event of an enemy attack by atomic or other weapons.
    • Contributor: Lambert, Dave - National Education Association of the United States - Langlois, Leo - Calonius, Lars - Archer Productions - United States. Office of Civil Defense - Carr, Leon - Middleton, Robert - Castle Films, Inc
    • Date: 1952
  • Film, Video
    Eaux d'artifice
    English language translation title: Artificial waters | Alternate English language translation title: Water works
    A poetic fantasy that follows a mysterious masked woman clothed in 18th-century dress as she walks along the paths in the Villa d'Este gardens among the fountains in the moonlight, finally becoming one with the water. Music from Vivaldi's Four seasons is played in the background.
    • Contributor: Anger, Kenneth - Vivaldi, Antonio - Salvatorelli, Carmilla
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894
    Sneeze | Fred Ott's sneeze | Ott's sneeze | Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze
    "Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sneezing. Application for copyright was filed by William K. Laurie Dickson, Edison's assistant and supervisor of the new motion picture project. The frames were rephotographed from the still picture...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - Heise, William
    • Date: 1894
  • Film, Video
    The Flying Ace Capt. Billy Stokes, a World War I pilot known as the Flying Ace, returns home a hero and resumes his former job as a railroad detective. His first task is to solve the mystery of a missing payroll agent, Blair Kimball, and a satchel holding $25,000. He thinks the payroll agent has taken the money. He also suspects another pilot, Finley Tucker, of being...
    • Contributor: Sauer, Rodney - Colvin, George - Platts, Harold - Criner, Lawrence - Daniels, Lyons - Reynolds, Steve - Kino Lorber, Inc - Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra - Boyd, Kathryn - Norman, Richard E. - Jordan, Sam - De Legge, Boise - Norman Studios - Brown, R. L.
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    The Forgotten Frontier
    • Contributor: Breckinridge, Mary - Breckinridge, Marvin - Frontier Nursing Service
    • Date: 1930
  • Film, Video
    Girls taking time checks, Westinghouse works
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1 | Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    Almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. A man runs half-way across the screen at the end of the film.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Girls winding armatures
    Variant title: Westinghouse works | Copyright title: Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works) | Title in Biograph photo catalog: Girls winding armature | Variant title from MAVIS: Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1 | Westinghouse works. | Girls winding armatures (Westinghouse works) | Girls winding armature | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    Numerous women sit in rows at machines where they appear to be winding some type of wire and tooling it onto machines. Two young men push spools of this wire down the aisle. Supervisors, male and female, walk down the aisle and observe the women's work, stopping for a while at one woman's station.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    The great train robbery H38748 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 1Dec1903; H38748. Justus D. Barnes (head bandit), G. M. Anderson (slain passenger, tenderfoot, and robber), Walter Cameron (sheriff). Camera, Edwin S. Porter, J.B. Smith, and others. Incomplete: material in the Edison Collection (viewing copy and viewing print, copy 2) is incomplete. Footages have not been confirmed. Differences in footages may be due to different methods of...
    • Contributor: Anderson, Gilbert M. - Porter, Edwin S. - Museum of Modern Art Collection (Library of Congress) - Edison Collection (Library of Congress) - Marble, Scott - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Barnes, J. D. (Justus D.) - Smith, James Blair
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    H2O
    • Contributor: Steiner, Ralph
    • Date: 1929
  • Film, Video
    Hell-bound train "A car-by-car dramatization of the sins of the Jazz Age (including gambling, dancing, alcohol, and the mistreatment of animals), presided over by a horned devil, culminating in a colossal derailment"--Kino Now WWW site.
    • Contributor: Berry, Torriano - Kino Lorber, Inc - Waymon, Sam - Library of Congress. National Audio-Visual Conservation Center - Gist, James - Wood, Bret - Gist, Eloyce
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    The Hitch-Hiker
    Alternate Title: The persuader | Alternate Title: The hitchhiker. | Alternate Title: The difference | Alternate Title: Ida Lupino's the hitch-hiker.
    • Contributor: RKO Radio Pictures - Talman, William - O'Brien, Edmund - Young, Collier - Lovejoy, Frank - Lupino, Ida
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    The House I Live In
    • Contributor: RKO Radio Pictures - Maltz, Albert - Sinatra, Frank - Stordahl, Alex
    • Date: 1945
  • Film, Video
    The House in the Middle. [Second Version]
    • Contributor: National Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association
    • Date: 1954