From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The ball game
Photographed from one camera position behind home plate, the film shows a baseball game in progress. The Reading pitcher has just let a Newark batter walk to first. He gets up on his toes, ready to head for second base. The next batter up cracks first ball pitched for a two bagger, and races for the base with a burst of speed. The first ...
Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Wickersham Award: Justice John Paul Stevens
The Friends of the Law Library of Congress presented the 2011 Wickersham Award for exceptional public service and dedication to the legal profession to former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. Following the award presentation, Justice Stevens was interviewed by Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "PBS NewsHour."
Women Who Dare
The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of ...
A Digital Library of British Printed Images to 1700
Michael Hunter discusses a collaborative project with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London to produce a digital library of British printed images to 1700. The project, to be completed by 2009, will present online 12,000 images mainly from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A retrieval system is being constructed which will ...
A visit to Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912
Visit to the illustrious colonel | Visite à l'illustre colonel | Theodore Roosevelt
First film footage taken of Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, summer of 1912. Views of the house and surrounding grounds. Roosevelt reviews his mail, assisted by his son Archie. William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington from 1910 to 1918, who was detailed to Woodrow Wilson and Roosevelt during the 1912 campaign, ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - Helm, William P. (William Pickett) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the West Side Drive in Central Park. Shows a continuous stream of handsome rigs and turnouts passing in both directions. Pedestrians ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 
Theodore Roosevelt in Norway and Denmark, 1910 
While returning from Africa in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt visited many European countries, including Denmark, May 2-3, and Norway, May 4-6. Roosevelt, King Haakon, Edith Roosevelt, Queen Maud, Ethel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, and others enter carriages outside the railroad station in Oslo, Norway. Carriages arrive at the wharf in Helsingør, Denmark. Roosevelt and Kermit arrive by carriage outside the National Theater in Oslo where he ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Haakon VII - Maud - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Derby, Ethel Roosevelt - Roosevelt, Kermit - Christian X - Egan, Katharine M. - Egan, Maurice Francis - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
77519 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 526; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Loomis' Glide Mazurka (feet only)
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:28 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Only for Thee-Polka Mazurka," by Hermann Fliege in Modern dance music, Boston and Chicago: White, Smith and Co., 1890. See: p. 148 in Gilbert, M. Round dancing, (#250), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Comparing Independence Movements in the Americas
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the second of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
An Evening with the Music of Marvin Hamlisch
Broadway stars Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline or Change, Newsies), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County) join Marvin Hamlisch's friend and music director Ted Sperling for an unforgettable night celebrating the life and work of the Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-award winning composer.
Orphan Works 9: Structure & Mechanics of Possible Extended Collective U.S. Licensing System
Panelists discussed specific details of an appropriate extended collective licensing system in the United States for mass digitization purposes. While some other countries have embraced extended collective licensing, the United States currently does not have the legal framework for such a system. It is unclear, however, how extended collective licensing could integrate with the current U.S. legal infrastructure to streamline the licensing process, or ...
Filmed in New York's Lower East Side, the scene is a street where several pushcart vendors have gathered to sell their goods. In the foreground are fruit and vegetable carts. An elevated railroad track crosses over the street in the background. As the film progresses, two policemen can be seen heading up the street toward the camera and ordering all of the vendors to ...
Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Dance & Democracy: Politics & Protest, World War I Through the Cold War
In 1927 Isadora Duncan declared "I See America Dancing"--a reference to Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" envisioning dance as a powerful tool for cultural expression. The exhibit Politics and the Dancing Body explores how American choreographers between World War I through the Cold War used dance to celebrate American culture, to voice social protest, and to raise social consciousness. The exhibition also ...