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  • Film, Video

    Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Perry, Matthew J. (matthew James)
    • Date: 2011-06-07

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  • Film, Video

    [Flash Gordon serials--trailers].

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Trailers for the first two Flash Gordon serials spliced together on one reel. Original serial based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond. Sources used: Kinnard, Fifty years of serial thrills, p. 129-161; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013.

    • Date: 1936
  • Film, Video

    TR with Rough Rider friends /

    Scenes of TR in a western setting; the man on TR's immediate left appears to be Albert B. Fall, Senator from New Mexico (1913-1921) and four unidentified men, two wearing Western hats, who may be Rough Riders; a woman is barely visible directly behind TR.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fall, Albert (albert Bacon) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?
  • Film, Video

    Stanford University, California /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. The view shows an immense arch in the background through which are seen coming groups of students, some walking, others on bicycles. The figures show life size, clear and distinct. The ivy covered walls of the building form the background to ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    Interview with Mersadis Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Maffin, Mersadis
    • Date: 2001-11-15
  • Film, Video

    Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse works /

    A large group of men are shown performing various tasks in one room at the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. On one side, men are shown pouring a hot liquid into molds on the floor. A conveyor belt delivers items which are then taken off the belt by a man. Men on the other side of the screen appear to be lifting items out of ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    Montreal Fire Department on runners

    "First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on a set of double runners and drawn by four beautiful horses. This is followed very closely by an ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

    "Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes on, slowly receding from view. 150 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21. "Southern Pacific Company series: The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video

    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland, 2010-11-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Reece, Dwandalyn R.
    • Date: 2010-11-17

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  • Film, Video

    The fleet steaming up North River /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows the "Brooklyn," flying Schley's twin-starred blue flag. Every detail brought out with wonderful clearness. Excursion craft in the distance. Bow of the "Indiana" appears toward end of film. 150 feet. $22.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video

    David Mercer Ackerman and Satoko Ito Ackerman oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-09-20.

    David and Satoko Ackerman recall meeting at the Chicago Theological Seminary and remember their classmate Jesse Jackson urging students to attend the Selma to Montgomery March. They recall traveling to Selma, participating in the march, and their later life in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito
    • Date: 2011-09-20

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  • Film, Video

    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

    • Contributor: Wright, Simeon - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011

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  • Film, Video

    Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

    From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject shows a gang of laborers clearing away the debris in the search for corpses, one ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River /

    A fictionalized reenactment of an incident in the Spanish-American War when an American officer swam the Bagbag River despite the presence of enemy soldiers on the opposite shore. He jumps into the river under cover of fire by his men at the enemy, leading some on a raft, and eventually the American flag is unfurled in victory.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video

    Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works /

    A large bucket is lowered into a pit by male workers using machinery. Molten material from a furnace is poured into the bucket using a slide. The bucket, which has flames coming from inside, is lifted up from the pit by a crane.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    The voice of the violin /

    Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video

    The old maid having her picture taken /

    From Edison films catalog: Scene opens in a photographer's studio. A typical old maid, impersonated by Mr. Gilbert Saroni [sic], enters to have her picture made. While the photographer is making his camera ready the old maid walks about the studio. She first looks at a hanger with a number of photo samples, which immediately falls from the wall, not being able to stand ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Sarony, Gilbert - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    Samuel Berry McKinney oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-04-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - McKinney, Samuel Berry
    • Date: 2013-04-17

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  • Film, Video

    [Animal act with baboon, dog and donkey]

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (87 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (87 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: reg. unknown. No copyright registration or production and distribution information could be found for such an act, but the film appears to be an uncopyrighted Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movie given ...

    • Contributor: [commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Date: 1919
  • Blog

    How Do You Say "Law" in…?

    As we are the Law Library of Congress, I thought it would be nice to ask staff to say the word law in their native language.

    • Contributor: Weber, Andrew
    • Date: 2016-06-10
  • Film, Video

    Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance of a stick of dynamite.

    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Powers, Tom E. - International Film Service - Ernst (louise) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • 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

    Hilltop outtake: Crowd shot camera lowers then raises

    • Contributor: McCann-Erickson
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Film, Video

    The messenger boy's mistake /

    From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903