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    Astor Battery on parade "As they appeared in New York on Saturday, January 21 [i.e., January 23], 1899 on their return from active service in the Philippines. The picture is taken as they cross Broadway, Union Square, north. First come the mounted police, proud and prancing, then the band, then the famous Astor Battery, marching twenty-four abreast. As the second file approaches, the order is given to "change...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1899
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    Close view of the "Brooklyn," naval parade Commodore Winfield Scott Schley's flagship, "Brooklyn" is seen at close range, showing shot hole in the middle of funnel, near deck. She flies a frayed and tattered battle flag. The entire length of the ship is seen.
    • Contributor: American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1898
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    The clown and the alchemist "Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor. He appears and disappears in numerous startling positions, using his club with great effect and always escaping punishment. At last the alchemist brings his magic power into use, and calling two hooded assistants,...
    • Contributor: Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Vitagraph Company of America - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Statue of Liberty A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886.
    • Contributor: American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1898
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    Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle From The Phonoscope, January 1899, p. 15: Down goes the Spanish flag, and up floats the Stars and Stripes. Down falls the symbol of tyranny and oppression that has ruled in the new world for four hundred years, and up goes the Banner of Freedom. In the distance are the turrets and battlements of Morro, the last foothold of Spain in America. (C. Musser,...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1899
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    The artist's dilemma
    Artist's dilemma, or, What he saw in a nightmare | What he saw in a nightmare
    "The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the work a clown comes down from the clock, takes in the situation and begins to make love to the lady. The artist detects...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1901
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    "Columbia" winning the Cup "The decisive moment in the great International Yacht Races is shown in this picture. Against a background of well defined clouds, the Light Boat is seen marking the finishing line in this great aquatic struggle. As the Columbia crosses the line, followed closely by the Shamrock, we see the steam from the whistle of the Light Ship announcing the well earned victory of the...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1899
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    Congress of nations "A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick succession the flags of Germany, Russia, Ireland, England and China are brought forth and from each a soldier is produced corresponding with the flag of each nation. The magician adds a bit...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1900
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    The enchanted drawing "Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which...
    • Contributor: Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Vitagraph Company of America - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    The fleet steaming up North River
    Fleet steaming up the North River
    "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"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1898
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    Hooligan assists the magician "This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and climbs upon the platform. As he does so, the professor vanishes through the floor and the amateur assistant is left alone with...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1900
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    Maude's naughty little brother
    Maud's naughty little brother, or Wouldn't it jar you? | Wouldn't it jar you?
    "In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks in unobserved, and producing...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1900
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    Mesmerist and country couple "Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx laugh for joy. Hayseed stands on his head, balances himself on a chair and takes off his clothes. Mrs. Hayseed also begins to...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1899
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    The mysterious cafe
    Mysterious cafe, or, Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter | Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
    "As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake of a square meal. They find themselves flying about the room from chairs to table, and vice versa, until they are both completely...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1901
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    Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb "Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. The background shows the white dome of the tomb on the hill crest"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
    • Date: 1898