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  • Film, Video

    Course en sacs /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Palace of Electricity

    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
  • Film, Video

    [Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition] /

    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
    • Date: 1896
  • Film, Video

    Lourdes, procession, III /

    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

    Afraid of microbes /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Embarquement d'un cheval /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Lourdes, procession, I /

    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

    Breaking of the crowd at military review at Longchamps /

    This picture shows thousands of people leaving their seats in the grand stand and going across the parade grounds toward Paris. A very sharp and clear picture. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Buying a cow /

    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
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Collection

    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
  • Film, Video

    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)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Swiss village, no. 2 /

    From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through a native dance, to the amusement of the spectators. These pictures ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle of the Place de la Concorde, passing hundreds of carriages and busses. The beginning of the picture shows the historical church of the Madeleine in the background, the picture ending by approaching and running under the main entrance to the Paris Exposition. 100 ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Lourdes, transport de malades, 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
  • Film, Video

    Lost a pretty little dog /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Esplanade des Invalides /

    From Edison films catalog: 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. 15.00.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Wanderers of the desert Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Aspect ratio: 16 x 9. Original film: 1986, France. Also known as Les baliseurs du désert. Cert. Not available [BBFC]. DVD Region 1. Colour. PAL. Arabic with English subtitles (optional).

    • Contributor: Khemir, Nacer
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Dogs used as 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
  • Film, Video

    Panorama of 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
  • Film, Video

    [Procession at Séville and bullfighting scenes] /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Lourdes, transport de malades, 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
  • Film, Video

    TR 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
  • Film, Video

    Champs de Mars /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background. 135 feet. 20.25.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900