Leander Sisters, yellow kid dance
From Edison films catalog: A clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Very unique. Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. 50 feet. $7.50.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Leander Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Elevated railroad, New York
Around the big curves | Elevated R.R. 110 St. curve, New York City | Around the big curves on the Manhattan Elevated R.R.
The film was photographed from the front platform of a train traveling over elevated tracks in New York City. Although many of the buildings alongside the tracks can be seen, it is difficult to determine the exact location of the scene.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Stephen King on Literacy
Stephen King calls for nominations for the Library of Congress Literacy Awards with an important message on the importance of literacy.
Rodgers & Hammerstein: My Favorite Things
In the second episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein traces the origin of the lyrics for "My Favorite Things" from the hit Broadway musical The Sound of Music. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
An Oral History of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood
Following their concert performance at the Library of Congress, members of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood sit down to discuss their music, how the group got started and how their strong spiritual beliefs have kept them together.
[People by train]
Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
Rural Education and Development Nepal (READ Nepal) provides access to books by establishing community libraries in villages across Nepal. READ Nepal's Practical Answers Program collects questions on topics such as law, health care, and farming, and creates print materials that answer these questions in an accessible format, offering people an incentive to read.
Bahadur Khatri, Chhatra
Treatment Considerations for a Newly-Discovered Drawing by Martin Ramirez
In 2009, an archivist at the Library of Congress working to catalog a gift collection discovered a rolled up, brittle drawing on the blank sides of patched-together pieces of mail that, after much research, was determined to be one of the earliest drawings by the Mexican-born, self-taught artist, Martin Ramirez (1895-1963). This lecture recounted the challenges, discoveries, and further questions stemming from Ramirez's drawing's...
Interview with Charlie Harmon
An in depth interview with Charlie Harmon, Leonard Bernstein's assistant and archivist for the last several years of the composer's life. Topics include Bernstein composing the opera "A Quiet Place," the album he conducted of "West Side Story," his relationship with family, friends and colleagues including Aaron Copland, and anecdotes both professional and personal.
Venus: the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet
Lori Glaze sheds some light on the forgotten, mysterious planet of Venus in a tour of what we know about Venus, what mysteries we need to solve and what future spacecraft and instrument technologies could help us answer our questions.
For the papoose
Pour le papoose
A white man is tired of his Indian bride and falls in love with the daughter of a white settler. He escapes with the white girl and his child, but is pursued by his wife's brother, who in a desperate fight, kills him and rescues his sister's child.
Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (Library of Congress)
Images & Observations: Faces of Egypt
For ten years, photographer Deborah Shea Doyle traveled throughout Egypt- from bustling Cairo to remote parts of the Sinai region- to explore the landscape and learn about the lives of ordinary Egyptians, especially the Bedouins. She visited large cities and small villages and traversed through the country's inaccessible areas, which presented her with a gold mine of opportunities to capture and record interesting faces...
Doyle, Deborah Shea
Policy and pie
Policy & pie | Katzenjammer Kids: "Policy and pie" | Original Katzenjammer Kids in policy and pie
The Captain gets a life insurance policy and gives it to his wife. In gratitude she makes him a pie. The Katzenjammer Kids play a trick on the Captain and sneak toads into his pie so that he would think his wife is trying to poison him.
La Cava, Gregory - International Film Service - Afi/Souder (Thomas) Collection (Library of Congress)
El Niño: A NASA Perspective
Steven Pawson discussed how NASA uses computer models to build up a complete three-dimensional picture of El Niño in the ocean and atmosphere.
Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gesture to indicate the chain gang should move. They...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I
Battle of the flowers and float parade, I | Bataille de fleurs--Montreux | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
Presents views of a parade in Montreux, including carts and donkeys covered with flowers, horsedrawn floats, bicycles, and people in native dress.
Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)