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.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Violins of Hope
Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein discussed their project "Violins of Hope" which is dedicated to locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As part of the presentation, internationally known violinist Hannah Tarley played musical selections on one of the restored violins.
[Men and women]
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).
Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita
Poet Raúl Zurita and his translator, Anna Deeny Morales gave a bilingual reading of Zurita's work, followed by a moderated discussion.
Dr. William Gorgas
Doctor William Gorgas
Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal (1904-1913) and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a building; location of this sequence is undetermined. Remainder of film shows Dr. Gorgas and an unidentified man riding on a Panama Canal Company train. The two men are silhouetted against passing scenery...
Gorgas, William Crawford - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917 | Theodore Roosevelt reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.] | Theodore Roosevelt riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching past a reviewing stand for inspection by TR and several civilian and military personnel; identified on the platform with TR are Captain Georges Etienne Bertrand (wearing beret), a visiting Frenchman who instructed...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Bertrand, Georges Etienne - Ryan, James A. - Meeker, Arthur - Insull, Samuel - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston
Panorama of Tremont Hotel, Galveston | Wreck of Tremont Hotel, Galveston
From Edison films catalog: This picture shows several buildings which were wrecked and also shows a rear view of this hotel, which is on the highest point of land in Galveston, and in which several thousand people were saved. 50 feet. $7.50. Part of The Galveston Cyclone series (Edison films catalog): At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that...
Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
Jumbo, the trained elephant
Spanuth's vodvil - Zouary no. 148 | Vaudeville de-luxe: four acts | Zouary can no148
Camera iris opens from black to a smiling man standing in front of an elephant, who is seated on her haunches on a stool with her front legs raised in the air. They are apparently on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest. The man gives the elephant a treat, who then stands as the iris closes. Another iris effect opens on...
Spanuth, Hans A. - Commonwealth Pictures Corporation - U.S. Personal Film Company - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
CMA Songwriters Series 2013
Host Bob DiPiero returns in this annual event sponsored by the Country Music Association with three chart-topping colleagues: Ronnie Milsap, with 40 #1 hits over an impressive five-decade career taking in country, pop, R&B and gospel; the elegant Lorrie Morgan, with over six million records sold to date, a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry at 25 ("Five Minutes;" "Watch Me"); and songwriter...
Caicedo (with pole)
Caicedo | Caicedo.
From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00.
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Caicedo, Juan A. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
With a national theme of "The American Jewish Experience: Celebrating Religious Pluralism, Cultural Diversity and Commitment to American Civic Culture," the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated by the Library of Congress with public lectures and a new Web presentation. In 1654, after Portugal recaptured Brazil and expelled its Jewish settlers, a group of 23 Jewish refugees arrived in New Amsterdam (now...
Poetry and the Stars
Elizabeth Arnold reads from her own work as well as favorite poems with astronomical themes, followed by a moderated discussion.
The Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
Discover the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, more than 1,000 portraits that capture the wartime lives of everyday soldiers and their loved ones. These captivating images are powerful teaching tools, and provide a unique window into the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in an extraordinary war.
Exploring Invisible Traces in Historic Recordings
Twentieth-century audio recordings and motion pictures are important primary source materials for both scholarly analysis and public history, but in many cases essential metadata about them have been lost. Kari Kraus will discuss a new collaborative project at the University of Maryland aimed at recovering the date and time on which a recording was made based on analysis of incidentally captured traces of small...
Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization
Michael Albin, former chief of the Library's Anglo-American acquisitions and, until December 2008, anthropologist with the United States military in Iraq, discusses "Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.