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    Lower falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park "The film shows the grandeur of a waterfall against the heavy growth of timber on each side. The distance of the waterfall from the camera did not permit the complete fall of the water to be shown"--Early motion pictures.
    • 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: 1897
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    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
    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: 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
    Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Testing a rotary, Westinghouse works
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
    A small group of men turn on what appears to be a generator. As the rotary spins, the men make adjustments to the machine and check its operations.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer"
    New York Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" | N.Y. Journal dispatch yacht "Buccaneer" | New York Journal dispatch yacht "Buccaneer"
    "Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she cuts through the sea her prow throws the water in a white spray on either side. This is an excellent picture of a good subject. The bow waves are...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    Sampson-Schley controversy. [Part 3]
    Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party | Sampson-Schley controversy--tea party | Sampson and Schley controversy.
    "This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on the American fleet. Scene 2. The Man Behind the Gun. The gun crews are seen manipulating a 13-inch gun...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Building a harbor at San Pedro
    Building a harbor at San Pedro, California
    "This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this $5,000,000 contract. Here is seen the largest derrick in the world at work, showing the huge arm straining and swaying. The spray effects are very fine, as the huge rocks strike the water, sending beautiful masses of foam hundreds of feet in the...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Women of the ghetto bathing
    Ladies day at public baths | Ladies day at the public baths
    The subject is a group of women and girls in a public swimming pool wearing turn-of the-century bathing attire. Many women and girls are playing in the pool, while others climb out and jump into the pool. The water in the the pool appears to be about four feet deep and the pool is very crowded. According the Biograph picture catalogue, the scene takes...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition
    Parade of decorated floats
    One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed were twelve small craft, some motot-powered and some rowed, but all decorated with foliage and bunting and containing foreign representatives and dignitaries.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Latina, contortionist
    Latina, contortionist-act-with-rings
    A woman wearing a light-colored leotard, gathered at the waist, and tights stands against a black background. Although she is filmed in a long shot, her feet are cut off in the frame. She opens with a flourish of her arms and faces the camera. First stretching up with her arms, Latina then bends in half at the waist, steps into a metal ring...
    • Contributor: Latina - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    TR, Mayor Mitchel, Governor Charles Whitman of New York, and Myron Herrick, 1917
    Theodore Roosevelt, Mayor Mitchel, Governor Charles Whitman of New York, and Myron Herrick, 1917
    Close-up view of New York Governor Charles S. Whitman (1915-1918), Myron T. Herrick, formerly governor of Ohio and United States ambassador to France, and New York City Mayor John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) reviewing a parade of New York National Guardsmen from the balcony of the Union League Club in New York City, Aug. 30, 1917. TR steps forward between Herrick and Mitchel and tips...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Mitchel, John Purroy - Whitman, Charles S. - Herrick, Myron T. (Myron Timothy) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    A nymph of the waves "This is a double-printing picture combining a view of Mlle. Cathrina Bartho in her celebrated "Speedway" dance, with one of the Whirlpool Rapids of Niagara Falls, the resulting effect being that the dancer appears to be gliding over the surface of the rushing waters. 25 feet"--Biograph picture catalogue. Superimposition of a woman dancing over footage of crashing waves from the rapids of Niagara Falls....
    • Contributor: Bartho, Cathrina - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"
    Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitose" | Launching of Japanese man-of-war "Chitose" | Launch of the Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"
    Shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway no. 1. Four additional slipways lay beyond to the west. The camera viewpoint is today called pier 68, part of Southwest Marine's facilities. The launch took place...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    TR's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919
    Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919
    Views of Christ Episcopal Church, the funeral procession, and Youngs Memorial Cemetery during the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt on January 8, 1919, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Medium close shot of specially delegated New York City mounted police guards, followed by hearse, passing on road in front of church; long shot at church entrance of flag-draped casket being placed in hearse, with line of funeral...
    • Contributor: Talmadge, George E. - Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - March, Peyton Conway - Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley) - Winslow, Cameron McRae - Wood, Leonard - Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon) - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    TR at Baltimore [1918] ; TR at Sagamore [Hill, 1918]
    TR at Sagamore Hill, 1918 | Theodore Roosevelt at Baltimore, 1918 | Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1918 | TR at Baltimore; TR at Sagamore, 1917
    Sequences of TR speaking on two occasions: on Sept. 28, 1918, he addresses crowds in Baltimore in support of the fourth Liberty Loan; at Sagamore Hill on April 2, 1918, he encourages workers for the third Liberty Loan. At Oriole Park in Baltimore TR, wearing a mourning armband for his son, Quentin, helps open the fourth Liberty Loan campaign. Views of TR and man...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt Memorial Association - Société Française Des Films Et Cinématographes Eclair - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    Sutro Baths
    Sutro Baths, no. 2
    "Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with much amusement; also a toboggan slide. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "A large indoor swimming pool is shown, as well as the walkways that separate the varying depths of the water, and a sign identifying the locale on the wall farthest from the camera position. In the immediate foreground, camera right...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Tapping a furnace, Westinghouse works
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    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
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    Testing large turbines, Westinghouse Co. works
    Westinghouse works. | Testing large turbine, Westinghouse works | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2 | Testing large turbines, Westinghouse works
    On the left of the screen, a small group of men lift the top off of what appears to be a turbine with a crane and continue to check the machine, tightening various parts with wrenches. On the right side, a few men appear to be testing the workings of what may be a turbine.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Sandow
    Sandow. | Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope, Sandow, the modern Hercules | Sandow, the modern Hercules
    10777 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. According to vaudeville historian Joe Laurie, Jr., Sandow--who was managed by Flo Ziegfeld--was "the greatest of the strong men and who received the most publicity" (Vaudeville, 1972, p. 33). Filmed March 6, 1894, in Edison's Black...
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Sandow, Eugen - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1894
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    Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 2] "In the distance is seen a number of grey objects rapidly approaching, which, upon drawing closer, are recognized as a company of Boer cavalry. As they draw nearer, you can see that they are straining every nerve and urging their horses to the utmost speed. Waving their sabres aloft on they come, so that the audience involuntarily make an effort to move from their...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Atlantic City floral parade
    Floral parade, Atlantic City
    "Views of a parade down an Atlantic City street lined with crowds of spectators--some people watching from roofs--children, women in long skirts, many moustached men wearing hats. Shows uniformed men marching, boys pulling a small floral float with a woman riding in it, an elaborate float with a girl in it being pushed by a man, more small floats (decorated chairs?) with children, two...
    • Contributor: Waters, Percival L. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Asia in America, St. Louis Exposition
    Parade of characters (Asia in America) St. Louis Exposition | Mysterious Asia--St. Louis Exposition
    "The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Date: 1904
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    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator
    Buy an electric refrigerator.
    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.
    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (Eugene) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926
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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: Wright, Walter - Sennett, Mack - Swain, Mack - Fazenda, Louise - Morris, Dave - Cline, Edward - Barclay, Don - Durfee, Minta - Moran, Polly - Dunn, Bobby ... Wright, Walter - Sennett, Mack - Swain, Mack - Fazenda, Louise - Morris, Dave - Cline, Edward - Barclay, Don - Durfee, Minta - Moran, Polly - Dunn, Bobby - Lakin, Charles - Keystone Film Company - Mutual Film Corporation - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915