Skulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida, 1800-1842
Exploration of the history of science in Florida during the decades before and after the beginning of U.S. governance in 1821. The lecture emphasizes the context of violence in Florida shaped scientific practices in the region as well as knowledge circulating throughout the United States of Florida's native peoples and natural history. The overlap between science and violence reached its climax during the Second...
Danny Kaye - Israel
videorecording | 16mm color film | Danny Kaye visits desert sites in Israel. (Print viewed). (General). MAVIS record number: 1843850-1-128034-1 (General). From: Home Movies (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
International Summit of the Book 1: Day One
The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies' scholarship and culture. Leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology debated and discussed the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book. Day One included...
Britten and Shostakovich
motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 62 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 13, 2012 (Date). 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).
River of Words Award Ceremony 2012
Ten remarkable young poets and artists -- ranging in age from 7 to 16 -- and more than a dozen national finalists were honored at the 17th annual River of Words International Youth Creativity Awards.
Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protege
Set within the artistic milieu of the last decades of Imperial Russia, this presentation traces the lives and careers of two of that country's most influential composers: Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and his student Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) -- the former having enjoyed a worldwide celebrity during his lifetime, and the latter's reputation having been eclipsed to some degree by his more famous mentor,...
Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St.
Interior New York subway, Fourteenth Street to Forty-second Street | Interborough Subway 8 from 14th St. to 42nd St. | Interborough subway from 14th St. to 42nd St. | New York subway | In the N.Y. subway | Interboro subway
The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today's...
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Stewart, Leslie J. - Marshall, Howard W. - Gastañaga, Linda - Ahlborn, Richard E.
Belfast's Linen Hall Library
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-11-29
John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite...
Killen, John - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Circular panorama of housing the ice
The camera photographed an area of industrial activity. Against a hill approximately one hundred feet in height, ten escalatorlike conveyors have been constructed. The film indicates that the system was designed to lift ice that had been cut from a lake to the top of a hill where it was either stored or shipped. The camera pans from the mechanized area to the right...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
"Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War"
Michael Kranish illuminates the events that unfolded as Benedict Arnold, in command of British troops, descended on Virginia and eventually occupied Williamsburg. Arnold was easily able to take control of the rest of the state, leaving Jefferson to take to the back roads, with a British force quite literally nipping at his heels. Though he was running for his life, Jefferson would be called...
I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-11-16
A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big...
Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin
Composer Chaya Czernowin and Orchestra 2001 percussionist David Nelson discuss an evening concert of works by George Crumb and a Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music commission by Czernowin, "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" (2012).
Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation"
From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes a most interesting subject. 125 feet. 18.75.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy
Prehistoric tragedy | Dinosaur and the missing link | Dinosaur and the baboon
Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.
O'Brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - K.E.S.E. (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)