Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago
"The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "Erie Railroad series...present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Erie ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Governor Roosevelt and staff
Col. Theodore Roosevelt and staff escorted by Troop "A" of New York | President Roosevelt and staff
From the Biograph picture catalogue: 65 feet. Taken during the land parade in honor of Admiral Dewey, just before the turn into 72nd Street, with Grant's tomb and decorated residences in the background. This entire series of pictures [of the Dewey land parade] has a very high photographic quality, and the various organizations appear at their best.
Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Law (Class K) for Library of Congress Non-law Catalogers and Acquisitions Staff
The routing of law and legal materials at the Library of Congress presents unique challenges. How do law and legal materials end up in the Law Cataloging Section for processing? In this presentation titled "Does this book go to law?" Aaron Kuperman presents the issues that must be considered before determining whether or not to send an item to the Law Section for cataloging. ...
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!
Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
History as a Way of Life: Jurgen Kocka in Conversation with Klaus Larres
Two distinguished historians discuss German and American historiography at the Library of Congress. The historians focus on Kocka's contributions to the rise of social history, which became the dominant force in contemporary history on both sides of the Atlantic. Kocka also illuminates the continuing benefits of studying history in the 21st century.
Capture of Boer battery by British
Capture of Boer battery by the British
From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Poursuite sur les toits
Rooftop chase | Poursuite de cambrioleurs sur les toits | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
A comedy in which two burglars flee from policemen across the rooftops.
Hatot, Georges - Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
World War 1863
Peter Tsouras spoke about his latest book, "Bayonets, Balloons & Ironclads."
An animated luncheon
"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 the Welsh rarebit just ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time ...
Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Cinderella
In the fourth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the impact of their "Cinderella" on television, as well as the ways that creators work with rhythm, text and music. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
Slavica and Rossica
The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including ...
Orphan Works 4: Types of Works Subject to Any Orphan Works Legislation
As described in the Office's previous Notice and many of the responding comments, orphan works remain a pervasive issue in copyright law. While the issue cuts across all creative sectors, the unique challenges posed by photographs have long been an obstacle to developing an effective orphan works solution. Photographs and other works of visual art may lack or may more easily become divorced from ...
Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson, moderated a panel of NPR commentators on the subject of books about baseball.