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    Buying a cow
    Achat embarrassant | Embarrassing purchase
    An urban husband and wife, walking in the countryside outside Paris, are so impressed with the delicious taste of a cow's milk that they buy the cow and try to bring it back to their Parisian apartment. After many misadventures, the cow is stolen right after they reach their front door.
    • Contributor: Société Des Établissements Gaumont - George Kleine (Firm) - Afi/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918] During World War I, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. worked for the YMCA in France running canteens, clubs, and leave centers for soldiers and teaching French. She also designed the uniforms worn by the women workers in the YMCA. Views of Mrs. Roosevelt entertaining women YMCA workers in the garden of the home of her aunt, Mrs. Alice Green Hoffman, in Paris. There are medium ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler - Mutual Film Corporation - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Esplanade des invalides
    Circular panoramic view of the Esplanade des Invalides
    "Beginning with the camera pointing toward the Invalides entrance, with the tomb of Napoleon in the background. The camera is slowly revolved until it rests upon the new and beautiful bridge of Alexander III, showing the immense crowds entering the Exposition. 100 ft."--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    [Procession at Séville and bullfighting scenes]
    En Espagne | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Procession à Séville et scènes de corrida
    Shorts document bullfights in Spain (Séville) and France (Béziers, Nîmes) during the late 19th century.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Embarquement des filets de pêche
    Loading fishnets | Embarquement de filets | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    Men on the docks of Marseille load fishing boats with nets.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
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    Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace The single camera position is from the top of a building identified as the Trocadero Palace; the camera is pointed toward the Eiffel Tower. The film shows only up to the first arch of the Eiffel Tower.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Lourdes, sortie de l'église du Rosaire
    Sortie de l'église du Rosaire | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Lourdes, leaving the Church of the Rosary
    People come out the doors and down the steps of the Church of the Rosary in Lourdes.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress) - Sanctuaire Notre-Dame De Lourdes (Lourdes, France)
    • Date: 1897
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    Afraid of microbes
    Peur des microbes | Fear of microbes | Fear of the microbes | Unidentified John Jones.
    A man who fears the influenza microbe buys an antiseptic spray from a pharmacist. On his way home, he insists on spraying everyone he encounters, including the police. A growing group of outraged people chases and captures him. He is tied up and doused with water.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Lost a pretty little dog
    Cent francs à qui rapportera | Lost, a pretty dog | Unidentified John Jones.
    A woman and her mother bring a little dog home from a dog shelter in Gennevilliers. The woman's husband comes home, is displeased, and pays a man to steal the dog. The woman is distraught and offers a reward for the return of the dog. The man who stole the dog returns it and receives the reward, just as the husband comes home. The ...
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Scene from the elevator ascending Eiffel Tower
    Panoramic view from the Eiffel Tower, ascending and descending
    From Edison films catalog: A marvelously clear picture taken from the top of the elevator of the Eiffel Tower during going up and coming down of the car. This wonderful tower is 1,000 feet in height, and the picture produces a most sensational effect. As the camera leaves the ground and rises to the top of the tower, the enormous white city opens out ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Embarquement d'un cheval
    Loading a horse | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    A horse in a wooden crate is lifted off a dock in Marseille by a steam crane and placed into a waiting ship.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
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    Lourdes, transport de malades, II
    Transport de malades, II | Lourdes, transport de malades, 2 | Lourdes--malades | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Lourdes, transporting the sick, II
    Patients on stretchers are lifted off a cart and carried toward the shrine at Lourdes.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Corsican Language & Expressive Culture Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic ...
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Lourdes, procession, III
    Procession, III | Lourdes, procession, 3 | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    People carry candles in a procession in Lourdes.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress) - Sanctuaire Notre-Dame De Lourdes (Lourdes, France)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    [Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition]
    Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Scènes du Mexique et de l'Exposition universelle de 1900 á Paris
    French language translation title, Scènes du Mexique et de l'Exposition universelle de 1900 á Paris, is supplied for the France in America project. Danse espagnole de la Feria Sevillanos also known as Feria Sevillano. Expérience du ballon dirigeable de M. Santos-Dumont (parts I & II) was released in the U.S. in 1902 by Edison Mfg. Co. under the title: Santos Dumont's airship. The films ...
    • Contributor: Díaz, Porfirio - Veyre, Gabriel - Santos-Dumont, Alberto - Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress) - Exposition Universelle Internationale De 1900 - Exposition Universelle
    • Date: 1896
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    Palace of Electricity
    Circular panoramic view of the Champs de Mars, [no. 1]
    The camera pans around the Exposition grounds, providing views of the Champs-de-Mars, including a close view of the Palace of Electricity, a partial view of the Eiffle Tower, and views of many visitors to the Exposition.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Panorama of Place de L'Opera
    Circular panoramic view of the Place de L'Opera
    From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Dogs used as smugglers
    Chiens contrebandiers | Canine smugglers | Dog smugglers
    With contraband strapped to the backs of their dogs, smugglers set off to cross the Spanish-French border. Having been spied upon and betrayed to customs officers, a fierce skirmish results and only the dogs and a single smuggler reach their destination.
    • Contributor: Hatot, Georges - Heuzé, André - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Nfsa-Australia Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings will be added to this site in the near future. In addition, histories are given of Edison's involvement with motion pictures and sound recordings, as well as a special page focusing on the life of the great inventor. Prolific inventor ...
    • Date: 1847

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    Panorama of the moving boardwalk
    Panoramic view of the moving sidewalk at the Paris Exposition
    From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright posts to steady passengers passing from one platform to the other. ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
    Theodore Roosevelt reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
    Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Château de Vincennes, a medieval castle and dungeon, parts of which are used by French military schools; the group has been invited to review troops and observe military maneuvers. TR's party arrives in a car and is ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Bacon, Robert - Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules) - Dalstein, Jean - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    Course en sacs
    Course en sacs de Louis Lumière | Sack race | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    Shows several men participating in a potato sack race as men, women, children, and dogs watch.
    • Contributor: Lumière, Louis - Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
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    Panorama of the Paris Exposition, from the Seine
    Paris Exhibition viewed from the Seine
    From Edison films catalog: This panoramic scene is taken from a Seine steamboat and gives a rapid view of the banks of the river. The launch steams under six bridges and past the Street of Nations. The United States Building is a prominent white domed structure, gay with national flags. The picture ends at the famous three million dollar bridge, the Point Alexander III. ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Lourdes, transport de malades, I
    Transport de malades, I | Lourdes, transport de malades, 1 | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Lourdes, transporting the sick, I
    Patients are conveyed in carriages toward the shrine in Lourdes.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Panoramic view of the Champs Elysees D18581 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 29Aug1900; D18581. Duration: 0:48 at 16 fps. Filmed in July 1900, on the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 611; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900