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  • Film, Video

    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video

    Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. /

    The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming (originally eighty-seven acres, by 1939 the size of the island had increased to four hundred acres). The film includes scenes ...

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

    [Quentin Roosevelt]; Clemenceau and Foch, 1917-1919 /

    Film appears to have been photographed in France during WWI. Medium close shot of Quentin Roosevelt with a small building in background; brief shot of French and American officers, including Lieutenant Edward V. Rickenbacker at immediate right, talking; view of a troop train moving through a European town as people line the tracks waving to soldiers. Final sequence is medium close panning shots, from ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Quentin - Clemenceau, Georges - Foch, Ferdinand - Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Rickenbacker, Eddie - Tardieu, André - Weygand, Maxime - McAndrews, James W. - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video

    Hilltop outtake: Crowd shot camera lowers then raises

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

    Scenes of Roosevelt Dam /

    Panoramic views of the Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River in Arizona: shots include rocky hill above dam, water rushing through portions of dam, and a car being driven on road across dam. Since a flag waves from back of car, film may have been shot at dedication ceremonies, March 18, 1911 at which TR delivered the principal address. The Roosevelt dam, a major ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1911
  • Film, Video

    A trip around the Pan-American Exposition /

    The entire film was photographed from an excursion vessel traveling through all of the waterways surrounding the Exposition. The major exhibit buildings and amusement attractions of the fair can be seen as the boat makes its way through the area, going through tunnels and under bridges. "The Pan-American Exposition is encircled by an especially constructed canal, which was put in for the purpose of ...

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

    The sculptor's nightmare

    At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead, the sculptor spends their fees on a dinner with his model during which he becomes so inebriated that he is taken to jail. There he has a nightmare, ...

    • Contributor: McCutcheon, Wallace - Bitzer, G. W. - Sennett, Mack - Solter, Harry L. - O'sullivan, Tony - Dillon, Edward - Griffith, D. W. (david Wark) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video

    TR's inauguration, 1905.

    Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Spooner, John C. (john Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video

    Indians and cow-boys /

    A captured Indian marauder is beaten by a gang of cowboys. Seeking vengeance, the Indians attack a stagecoach and abduct its passengers. The cowboys ride in pursuit and successfully rescue the captives.

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (france) - Pathé Frères (u.s.) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (firm) - S. Lubin (firm : Philadelphia, Pa.) - Afi/Tayler (dorothy M.) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island /

    Prince Henry and President Roosevelt walk together up the ganway on Shooters Island to the stand where Miss Alice Roosevelt christens the German Emperor's yacht Meteor. Following Henry and Roosevelt are Wallace Downy, owner of the ship building firm of Townsend & Downey, the sailors and marines from the Hohensollern, officers from the United States Army and Navy, and invited guests of the President.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Heinrich - Longworth, Alice Roosevelt - Downey, Wallace - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
  • Film, Video

    Opening the Williamsburg Bridge

    The film was shot on the roadway of the newly constructed Williamsburg Bridge. The first people to come into view are press photographers carrying large wooden "box" cameras [Frame: 0690]. Next, a parade of dignitaries and military representatives, accompanied by members of the press [1310], is photographed passing the camera position led by a standard bearer whose banner reads "MAYOR" [0902]. The mayor of ...

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

    The phable of a busted romance /

    An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward.

    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - International Film Service - Ernst (louise) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video

    The Teddy bears' picnic [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from Victor 16001-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox. (General). Illustrations: Label of recording (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/1509) -- Decorations for T. Roosevelt at Brussels (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a27565) -- [Teddy bears, made in New York, on table, in factory(?)] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c08039) -- Stuffing a Teddy Bear (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.01533) -- Cutting out Teddy Bear skins (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.01534) -- Christmas ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Bratton, John W. (john Walter) - Pryor, Arthur
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video

    The battle hymn of the republic [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 4 min. | Audio track from Victor 45121-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox. (Content). Illustrations used: Victor 45121 label (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.jukebox.5493/default.html) -- Sherman's march to the sea / drawn by F.O.C. Darley. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c16520) -- The burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865 / sketched by W. Waud. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.33131) -- [Portrait of Maj. Gen. William T. ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Howe, Julia Ward - Werrenrath, Reinald
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video

    TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. Film includes a side view of TR and a frontal view shot from the rear of the crowd. A woman and a man appear on the porch behind TR; immediately in front of the porch, a man who ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video

    The mystic swing /

    From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise of the professor. The professor makes another mystic pass and produces a second young lady then in the swing, and also a skeleton. 60 feet. $9.00.

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

    At the dentist's /

    Four men with toothaches sit in a dentist's waiting room. One man is brought into the dentist's office and the dentist extracts the man's tooth. The others try to escape once they see this patient leaving the office. One of the remaining men is caught and brought into the dentist's office. The dentist tries to extract this man's tooth with increasingly larger pliers. He ...

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (france) - Pathé Frères (u.s.) - Afi/Jones (john) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
  • Film, Video

    The story of the Panama Canal [1] /

    Compilation film revealing the story of the Panama Canal construction, which TR considered one of his most valuable contributions to foreign affairs. Most prominent views are of the need for building the canal, the early attempts, the actual construction, and finally the canal in operation. Sequences of stills, mostly maps, showing the need for a shorter way from ocean to ocean; views of the ...

    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Coolidge, Calvin - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Gage, Lyman J. (lyman Judson) - Knox, Philander C. (philander Chase) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Day, William R. (william Rufus) - Smith, Charles Emory - Wilson, James ... McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Coolidge, Calvin - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Gage, Lyman J. (lyman Judson) - Knox, Philander C. (philander Chase) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Day, William R. (william Rufus) - Smith, Charles Emory - Wilson, James - Root, Elihu - Gorgas, William Crawford - Goethals, George W. (george Washington) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1927
  • Film, Video

    King Albert of Belgium visits TR's grave, October, 1919 /

    King Albert visits Theodore Roosevelt's grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, and is accompanied by his son Prince Leopold, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and several dignitaries. Identified in film are Brand Whitlock, Ambassador to Belgium, walking in the rear of the group, and a man who may be Joseph M. Nye walking beside King Albert. Interior title states that King Albert requested that no ...

    • Contributor: Albert I - Léopold III - Roosevelt, Theodore - Whitlock, Brand - Nye, Joseph M. - Fox Film Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video

    Hilltop outtake: Helicopter shots of Wexler group

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

    Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

    From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes a most interesting subject. 125 feet. 18.75.

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

    An animated luncheon /

    From Edison films catalog: The scene takes place in a fashionable cafe. A well dressed couple enter and after a careful perusal of the menu, conclude on an order of boiled eggs and Welsh rarebit. The obliging waiter delivers the order. The guests break open the eggs, and two beautiful white chickens fly across the room. The diners then perform a similar trick with ...

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

    Charles E. Hughes speaking during campaign, Duquesne, Pa., 1916 /

    Presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes campaigns in Pittsburgh vicinity on Sept. 27, 1916. Hughes was on a strenuous tour in an attempt to knit together various Republican factions. In Pittsburgh area he was joined by Republican notables, some of whom had been at odds with him: Senator Boies Penrose, Philander Knox, William Flinn. Hughes spoke in opposition to the eight-hour day and was silent ...

    • Contributor: Hughes, Charles Evans - Coleman, William H. - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video

    Welding the big ring /

    A group of men weld one area of a large ring in a fire. They lift the ring, which is hanging horizontally on chains, out of the fire. Four men hammer the hot area on the ring into shape while the remaining men hold the ring. They put the ring into the fire again, take it out, and take it over to a machine ...

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

    Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New York, at GOP Convention, 1916, Chicago, Ill. /

    Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 7-10, 1916. Long shot of delegates outside the Congress Hotel. Medium shots, from left to right, of Mrs. Olive H. Whitman; Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York (1915-1918); Francis Hendricks, former New York State Senator (1886-1891); George W. Perkins, a leader in the Progressive movement (1912-1916); Chauncey M. Depew, former New York ...

    • Contributor: Depew, Chauncey M. (chauncey Mitchell) - Perkins, George W. (george Walbridge) - Whitman, Charles S. - Whitman, Olive H. - Hendricks, Francis - Republican National Convention - Pathe News - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916