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    104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway
    104th St. curve, New York elevated railway | Panoramic view, elevated R.R., N.Y., 104th St. curve
    "Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by,...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1899
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    10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion, leaving cars
    Tenth United States Infantry, Second Battalion, leaving cars | 10th U.S. Infantry and Battalion leaving cars
    "American infantry troops dressed in field uniforms of the Spanish-American War can be seen close to the foreground of the camera position. Three companies of men, in columns of fours, march by the camera. In the background are railroad passengers, indicating the film was photographed on a rail siding area"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly
    • Date: 1898
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    15th Infantry
    15th Infantry U.S.A. leaving for China | Fifteenth Infantry off for China | Ready for duty
    "Fifteenth Infantry in campaign uniforms and equipment, Governor's Island, N. Y."--Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    2 A. M. in the subway
    Two A. M. in the subway
    Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches wearily and sits on a box, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left track and a well-dressed man exits with his arms around two well-dressed women. They laugh and stumble, having a hilarious...
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    25th Infantry
    Twenty-fifth Infantry | Twenty-fifth Inf. returning from Mt. Ariat | 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Arayat | Back from battle | Back from the battle | 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Ariat, 1898
    "Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade
    Second Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade | Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the Transvaal.
    "This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in the Transvaal. The scene opens with the soldiers clad in campaign uniform, marching under the triumphal arch, cheered by thousands of spectators who are waving English flags"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1899
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    71st Regiment, Camp Wyckoff
    Seventy-first Regiment, Camp Wyckoff | 71st Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., at Camp Wikoff | Seventy-first Regiment, N.G., S.N.Y. | Seventy-first Regiment, N.Y.V. at Camp Wikoff
    "Of the thousand and more men who left New York for the Cuban Campaign, scarcely three hundred were able to shoulder their rifles to march before the Biograph camera at Camp Wikoff. The picture shows many of the companies reduced to seven or eight men, and the whole regiment, rank and file is in a sad condition. The picture is remarkably fine in every...
    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - American Mutoscope Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    9th Infantry boys' morning wash
    Ninth Infantry boys' morning wash | Ninth U.S. Infantry boys at their morning wash
    "Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, sousing and spattering and scrubbing away for dear life. Soap and towels too. Every man jack of them looks as if he were enjoying the wash immensely, and also the novelty of having his picture taken. The big fellow in the center of the picture is laughing...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly
    • Date: 1898
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    Admiral Cigarette
    We all smoke
    In front of a large backdrop with the words "Admiral Cigarette" are four people in costume: Uncle Sam, a clergyman, an Indian, and a businessman. To their left is a very large Admiral Cigarette box, that breaks apart to reveals a girl, attired in a striking costume, smoking a cigarette. She goes to the men and hands each a cigarette. As she moves back...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Heise, William
    • Date: 1897
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    Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar War hero Adm. George Dewey, famous for his victory at Manila Bay early in the war, was filmed during his trip back to the United States at Gibraltar in early September 1899.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2
    Admiral Dewey leading land parade (Eighth Ave.)
    "We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade, and Dewey Day, September 30th, the day of the Land Parade. Ours was the only...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1899
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    Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees
    Reception committee aboard the "Olympia" | Committee of Arrangements' visit to Admiral Dewey
    "Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet"--Edison films catalog no. 94. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Brook Foundation Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1899
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    Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan "From the thick underbrush where the Filipinos are massed comes volley after volley. They are making one of those determined stands that marks Caloocan as the bloodiest battle of the Filipino rebellion. Suddenly, with impetuous rush, Funston's men appear. They pause but for a moment, to fire, reload and fire. The color bearer falls, but the standard is caught up by brave Sergeant Squires...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - New Jersey. National Guard - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1899
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    Adventures of Dollie After an altercation with her father, a vengeful gypsy kidnaps little Dollie from her family's yard. She is placed in a barrel which travels down a stream and over a waterfall. As her father searches frantically for her, a young angler fishes the barrel from the river, and the family is reunited.
    • Contributor: Inslee, Charles (Charles E.) - Taylor, Stanner E. V. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Arvidson, Linda - West, Madeline - Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    After launching "Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the audience. The water in the wake of the yacht is churned by her screw propeller into a milky...
    • Contributor: Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1898
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    Aguinaldo's navy
    Native boats on the run Aguinaldo's navy
    "27 feet. A splendid scene, showing a large number of curious Filipino boats being worked on the Pasig River near Manila by natives. The picture is unusually fine photographically"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    All on account of the milk Hiram, a young contractor, goes to a house near his worksite to get a glass of milk. He is mistaken by the heroine, Sophia, for a laborer, while he thinks she is the maid, although she is the daughter of the manor. (Sophia's maid has taken sick and Sophia has assumed her duties and clothing for the day). Hiram continues to represent himself as...
    • Contributor: Afi/Horton (Dorothy) Collection (Library of Congress) - Sweet, Blanche - Pickford, Jack - Finch, Flora - Johnson, Arthur V. - Powell, Frank E. - Biograph Company - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Marvin, Arthur W. - Sennett, Mack - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    Along the upper Nile
    Tout le long du Nil supérieur
    Journey of a camel caravan encountering a tribe of Bicharyn Arabs who perform and offer a glimpse of their children.
    • Contributor: Afi/Anonymous Toledo Collection (Library of Congress) - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.)
    • Date: 1908
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    Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3
    Alphonse and Gaston 3 | Alphonse & Gaston | Alphonse and Gaston take a dancing lesson
    Opens on a set of a saloon or tavern with a long bar and pictures on the wall that include boxers, a ballerina, and a reclining female. At the end of the bar stands the bartender, reading a newspaper. Two men dressed as the clownish characters of Alphonse and Gaston enter the bar. Both have dark, bushy hair and beards and wear hats, with...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Ambrose's little hatchet
    Dummy murder
    "The shadows caused by dressmaker Ambrose while disassembling a female dummy are mistaken for a brutal murder by onlookers"--Mack Sennett's fun factory.
    • Contributor: Swain, Mack - Mutual Film Corporation - Moran, Polly - Lakin, Charles - Morris, Dave - Durfee, Minta - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Barclay, Don - Wright, Walter - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) ... Swain, Mack - Mutual Film Corporation - Moran, Polly - Lakin, Charles - Morris, Dave - Durfee, Minta - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Barclay, Don - Wright, Walter - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Cline, Edward - Sennett, Mack - Fazenda, Louise - Keystone Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Dunn, Bobby
    • Date: 1915
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    Ambrose's lofty perch
    Archery story
    King Ambrose chooses a queen from among the maidens of his kingdom. After they are married, Robin, a young man the queen had known earlier, attempts to steal her from her royal husband. Robin shoots arrows with notes attached and the queen initially runs away with him. The queen, however, rejects her former suitor in favor of the king after Ambrose saves her from...
    • Contributor: Swain, Mack - Mutual Film Corporation - Henderson, Dell - Rogers, Dora - Morris, Dave - Swickard, Josef - McCoy, Harry - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (Library of Congress) - Sennett, Mack - Fazenda, Louise - Chene, Dixie - Keystone Film Company
    • Date: 1915
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    Ambrose's nasty temper
    Factory girl
    Ambrose is fired by his boss, garment factory owner and rejected by her as a suitor for her daughter. Vengeful Ambrose then arranges to have the owner kidnapped, but his henchmen nab the daughter by mistake.
    • Contributor: Swain, Mack - Mutual Film Corporation - Henderson, Dell - Morris, Dave - Afi/McPherson (Duncan) Collection (Library of Congress) - Swickard, Josef - Arnold, Cecile - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Sennett, Mack - Fazenda, Louise - Chene, Dixie - McCoy, Harry - Keystone Film Company
    • Date: 1915
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    American falls from above, American side
    American falls from top of American shore
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows glittering ice background and a group of photographers preparing to take pictures.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Heise, William - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1896
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    Ameta
    Ameta the lily dance
    Two large squares of white fabric completely cover a woman standing on a stage with a paneled wall as a backdrop. The fabric is supported in front and back of her by some sort of flexible poles along the top edge. The woman bends these rods and peaks out from the resulting hole, with her head and neck visible. She then performs what appears...
    • Contributor: Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Ameta
    • Date: 1903
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    Amy Muller From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful fantastic toe dance. A good subject colored.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Muller, Amy - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - Heise, William
    • Date: 1896