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    TR at Forest Hills, New York, 1917 [2]
    Theodore Roosevelt at Forest Hills, New York, 1917, 2
    At Forest Hills, July 4, 1917, TR speaks in support of vigorous American war involvement and attacks conscientious objectors in an address at the Forest Hills Gardens railroad station; he later reviews the Forest Hills Rifle Club in a nearby field. Views of TR marching with Rifle Club members, speaking informally with individuals, standing at attention as Club marches past, and talking with an...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Burgess, Frederick - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    Skirmish of Rough Riders "Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight,...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    TR [in Louisiana], 1915 [4]
    Theodore Roosevelt [in Louisiana], 1915 [4] | TR on Pelican Island, 1915 | Theodore Roosevelt on Pelican Island, 1915
    Views of TR walking on beach; holding his hat, TR stands near bushes on an island and follows the flight of birds. Film photographed by Herbert K. Job of the National Audubon Society, on an expedition with TR to bird sanctuary islands off the Louisiana coast in June 1915.
    • Contributor: Job, Herbert Keightley - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals
    • Date: 1915
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    Filipinos retreat from trenches
    Filipinos retreat from the trenches
    "An incident of the Battle of the Trenches at Candabar [sic]. The enemy threw up a high earth embankment during the night, and are defending it with great stubbornness. The pits are crowded with Filipinos, who fire volley after volley. The artillery of the Americans plays havoc with their ranks and they fall back, leaving many dead. Their retreat is hotly covered by a...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - New Jersey. National Guard - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Americanism wins, Coolidge elected.
    Calvin Coolidge as Governor of Massachusetts, 1919 | Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge and their sons
    Views of Calvin Coolidge in the months surrounding his re-election as Massachusetts Governor, autumn 1919. Close shot of Coolidge, his wife Grace, and their sons John and Calvin, Jr., on porch of their home at 21 Massasoit St., Northampton, Mass.; Coolidge casts his vote in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 3, 1919, possibly in Northampton in the presence of election officials; Coolidge receives from...
    • Contributor: Kinograms Publishing Corp - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    All-American news. [1944-09, no. 1]
    All American news 12 | All American news XII
    All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include segments about Evelyn C. Vaughan, Red Cross program director, returning from the front, an interview...
    • Contributor: Alexander, William D. - Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.) - Barnett, Claude - All American News, Inc
    • Date: 1945
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    Excavation for subway
    Excavation for subway at Union Square | New York's new subway
    "The film was photographed from a single camera position, elevated to make possible a good view of the excavation of what appears to be a large tunnel. There are cranes, horse-drawn vehicles, as well as electrical and internal combustion machines"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bonine, R.
    • Date: 1903
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    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle of this flat area, men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia are lined up in...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Opening, Pan-American Exposition
    Opening of the Pan-American Exposition on May 20th, 1901
    "This is a great historical event. Our cameras were stationed in the center of the Esplanade looking toward the Main Approach to the Pan-American Exposition, with the Triumphal Bridge, and the entrance in the foreground. The procession, headed by Vice-President Roosevelt, enters the Main Approach, passes over the Triumphal Bridge, down to the center of the Esplanade directly in front of our camera, when...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Television Sponsored film promoting television sets and briefly explaining the technology and process. Demonstrates how mobile broadcast units work, and shows extended demonstration of cinematography of a live orchestra.
    • Contributor: Ullman, Frederic - Radio Corporation of America - RKO Radio Pictures
    • Date: 1939
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    Calf branding The cameraman placed his camera near a fire where some branding irons were being heated. As the film begins, three men can be seen going through the various operations of branding calves. In the background is a large herd of cattle.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    All-American news. [1945-03, no. 1]
    All American news 10 | All American news X
    All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include segments about a black tank battalion (probably the 784th Tank Battalion) serving as part of...
    • Contributor: Alexander, William D. - Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.) - Barnett, Claude - All American News, Inc
    • Date: 1945
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    Madison Square, New York "Madison Square, New York is shown just after the turn of the century. There is normal traffic consisting of streetcars and horse-drawn vehicles"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J.
    Burning of the Standard Oil Company's tanks, Bayonne, New Jersey | Destruction of Standard Oil Company's plant at Bayonne, N.J., by fire on July 5th, 1900
    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines and from the houses of the unfortunate residents, whom we see...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Feeding sea gulls "A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94. "Southern Pacific Company series: The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    All-American news. [1945-03, no. 3]
    All American news 8 | All American news VIII
    All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, and to reflect an African-American perspective on world and national events. Highlights of this issue include a segment about women working at a machine shop, and a Big 10 track meet.
    • Contributor: Alexander, William D. - Glucksman, E. M. (Emanuel M.) - Barnett, Claude - All American News, Inc
    • Date: 1945
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    Pawtucket Fire Department
    Run of Pawtucket Fire Dept.
    "A good film, photographed from a single-camera position, of the Fire Department of the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and its equipment. For the time, the apparatus was ultramodern"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    The magician "The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next makes a pass with...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria greeted by his people Views of Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, and an entourage of military officers and civilians walking down a wide avenue; the street is lined with people greeting the Emperor. Interior title notes location as Vienna, Austria and notes TR as being entertained by the Emperor at the palace. TR visited the Emperor in April, 1910; there are no views of TR on film.
    • Contributor: Franz Joseph I - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    [Dickson experimental sound film]
    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: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - D'almaine, Charles - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Dunston (Gatewood) Collection (Library of Congress) - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1895
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    Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall "A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Hopi Indians dance for TR at [Walpi, Ariz.] 1913 On August 20, 1913, TR, numerous visitors, and Hopi Indians observe the performance of the ritual Hopi snake-dance at Walpi, Arizona, on the Hopi Reservation. TR was on a journey through the Southwest with his sons Archie and Quentin, and a young cousin, Nicholas Roosevelt. Crowds, seated and standing, are scattered over adobe dwellings watching the ceremony. The snake-dance takes place around a rough...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1913
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    [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at 135th St. and Broadway where Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve. Large numbers of men, women and children leave the theater, some as many as two or three times. Delivery boys, a wagon, automobiles and a boy on rollerskates pass by.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
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    Panoramic view aisle B., Westinghouse works
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
    Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are walking down the aisle in all directions, and carts carrying items come and go. The film ends when the camera reaches the end of the aisle where windows and a large opening are....
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Sutro Baths, no. 1 "One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "In the background are three tiers of spectators watching the bathers. There are many people bathing and diving into the swimming pool....
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897