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    Carriers at work, U.S.P.O.
    Carrier dumping, cancelling, sorting and tying, throwing mail into bags for destination | Carrier dumping, cancelling & sorting, U. S. P. O. Dept. | Carriers at work, U. S. P. O.
    The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately twenty-five feet. The placement of the equipment and its use by the post office personnel can be seen.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & ... Erin Corrales-Diaz examined political cartoons that interpreted war-induced disability during and after the American Civil War.
    • Contributor: Corrales-Diaz, Erin
    • Date: 2014-08-14
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    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Jo... Marilyn Hildreth describes growing up in segregated Oklahoma and the leadership of her mother, Clara Luper, in the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group. She recalls participating in a drug store sit-in as a child, and the success the group had with several restaurants in Oklahoma City. She remembers her mother's leadership in the African American community in ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    The phable of a busted romance
    Fable 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
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    Abdullah Ibrahim & Dan Morgenstern in Conversation Abdullah Ibrahim talks with Dan Morgenstern about jazz as part of the Library of Congress Jazz Scholars program.
    • Date: 2016-04-22
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    The Life of a Poet: Dunya Mikhail Poet, translator and journalist Dunya Mikhail will discuss her work with Ron Charles of the Washington Post.
    • Date: 2016-03-02
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    Cokie Roberts & "Ladies of Liberty" Journalist and author Cokie Roberts brings her newest children's book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation," to the Library's Young Readers Center.
    • Date: 2017-03-06
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    Charge of Boer cavalry [no. 1] "Shows a wild charge of Mounted Boer up a steep hill. The action of the picture is spirited and photographically it is an excellent film. The opening scene shows a bleak hillside with the Boer cavalry in the distance, galloping rapidly to the front. They cross the ridge just as the film ends"--New York clipper.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Turkish dance, Ella Lola A young, dark-haired woman performs a period "Oriental" dance (commonly known as a belly dance) with some Turkish styling. She performs distinctive dance movements that include shoulder shimmies with pelvic movements and several foot patterns, side traveling movements with pelvic circles, a slow pelvic circle and a front pelvic lock, and paddle turns with various arm gestures. Her dance costume consists of a two-layered ...
    • Contributor: Lola, Ella - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Pre-Concert Conversation with Kim Kashkashian & Péter Nagy A pre-concert conversation with Kim Kashkashian and Péter Nagy.
    • Date: 2015-03-13
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    Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma... Lynda Blackmon Lowery described her role as the youngest member of the Selma, Alabama Civil Rights March in 1965. Along with her co-authors, Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock, Lowery recounted her childhood during this period, and discussed the background of events that led to his landmark action. The authors showed illustrations and photographs from their book as well as primary sources, including original film ...
    • Date: 2015-01-14
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    Author & Illustrator Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, talked to children about his career and how he became an illustrator of children's books. He talked about his newest book, "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."
    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Date: 2014-10-21
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    Dawn: A Journey to the Beginning of the Solar System Lucy McFadden discussed NASA's Dawn Mission, which seeks to unlock the mysteries of planetary formation. McFadden investigates comets, asteroids and meteorites for the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and is a co-investigator on the Dawn mission to the asteroid 4 Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.
    • Contributor: McFadden, Lucy
    • Date: 2015-11-19
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    Launching a Data Revolution Ilya Zaslavsky discussed online systems for visual analysis, sharing of surveys and image collections, and applications for analyzing indicators of sustainable development goals.
    • Contributor: Zaslavsky, Ilya
    • Date: 2017-02-23
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    How to Read a Poem & Fall in Love with Poetry Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Edward Hirsch.
    • Date: 2014-04-23
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    Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin... The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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    Trained cavalry horses From Edison films catalog: Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses. At a command they lie down promptly, and at another order scramble to their feet. 50 feet. $7.50.
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dit...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Simpson, Euvester
    • Date: 2013-03-12

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    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn... Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Wright, Simeon
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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    Making the Case for American Fiction: Connecting the Dots Elizabeth Taylor gives a lecture discussing trends in contemporary American fiction.
    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2016-05-02
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    Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is sworn in as 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2016-09-14
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    Dressing the Past: Civil War Reenactors, Williamsburg Histori... The periods of the American Revolution and the Civil War remain topics of pride and contention, subjects of popular writing, and inspiration for costumed performance. In 18th-century garments at Colonial Williamsburg and in 19th-century uniforms on Civil War battlefields, modern Americans celebrate the nation's history, and at the same time take the opportunity to air their political and cultural opinions while exploring significant aspects ...
    • Contributor: Shukla, Pravina
    • Date: 2016-06-07
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Covered porch] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Major General William Henry Chase Whiting of 1st Confederate... 1 photograph : glass plate negative ; plate 13 x 9 cm.
    • Date: 1861
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    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.
    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Date: 2014-02-03
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    Václav Havel's Legacy Today (Part 1) A special conference commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and its key figure, Václav Havel, who later became president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Speakers included Michael Zantovsky, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Sen. John McCain.
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-19
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    The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
    Execution
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene.
    • Contributor: Clark, Alfred - Thomae, Robert - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1895
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    Octavia Spencer: Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective Actress and author Octavia Spencer introduces her new book series, "Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective," to elementary students in the Young Readers Center.
    • Contributor: Spencer, Octavia
    • Date: 2014-06-17
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    Teacher Resource: Inquiry - Reflect Inquiry is a cycle. Reflection is embedded throughout the inquiry process, but it is especially important at the end of a learning experience for students to think about what they have learned about the topic or idea and about inquiry itself. This video shows what new understandings and perspectives the students share with Jacqueline Braithwaite.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-11-19
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    Carl Hiaasen: 2016 National Book Festival Carl Hiaasen discusses "Razor Girl" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Hiaasen, Carl
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Washington D.C. Witness Trees Paul Dolinsky discusses Washington's Witness Trees, trees that have stood witness to historic events.
    • Contributor: Dolinksy, Paul
    • Date: 2016-04-05
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    Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Supreme Court & the Politics of Sla... In his "House Divided" speech, Abraham Lincoln accused Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Senator Stephen Douglas of a conspiracy to perpetuate slavery in the United States. According to Lincoln, this conspiracy took form in the 1857 Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, which excluded African Americans from U.S. citizenship. Kluge Fellow Rachel Shelden re-examines Lincoln's conspiracy ...
    • Contributor: Shelden, Rachel
    • Date: 2016-02-18
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    Maria Schneider Workshop Jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider leads a workshop for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and Levine Music Premier Jazz Combo in conjunction with the world premiere of her work "Data Lords," commissioned by the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2016-04-16
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    An historic feat
    Gen. Bell's pack train swimming Agno River | Bell's pack train swimming Agno River
    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 54 feet. Gen. Franklin Bell's famous mule pack train swimming the Agno River in Northern Luzon. This is one of the most notable incidents of the Philippine War. The picture has made a decided sensation wherever it has been shown.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Where's WANDA in Africa & Diaspora? Author Tambra Raye Stevenson discussed her "Where's WANDA" book series and how the WANDA (Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture) character sparks the imagination of young girls to use food as a healing power in their families and communities.
    • Contributor: Stevenson, Tambra Raye
    • Date: 2016-09-29
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    Dan Santat: 2015 National Book Festival Dan Santat discusses "The Adventures of Beekie: The Unimaginary Friend" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Santat, Dan
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Tom Angleberger: 2015 National Book Festival Tom Angleberger discusses "McToad Mows Tiny Island" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Angleberger, Tom
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Sculpture on side of hill] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    [Crowd of people listening to speakers] 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).
    • Date: 1925
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    The Rise of a New Magna Carta for Early Modern England & Colo... Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included law professors John Witte Jr. and Alonzo L. McDonald.
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Animals in a diorama?] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Living Languages: Preservation & Reclamation of Indigenous La... Gabriela Peréz Báez discusses surmounting the challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization. The Smithsonian Institution's Recovering Voices initiative provides source communities access to collections in federal cultural agencies, notably those at the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to foster community-based research for the purpose of language, culture and knowledge revitalization. The model enables collections-based research in a federal repository setting as well as ...
    • Contributor: B&aacute - Ez , Gabriela Per&eacute - Z
    • Date: 2016-11-17
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    Pacifica Quartet & Jörg Widmann The exuberant Pacifica Quartet joins forces with German composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann for a program featuring Haydn's Quartet in G major, op. 76, no. 1; Widmann's String Quartet no. 3 ("Jagdquartett"); and Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, op. 34.
    • Date: 2017-01-23
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    Kaiser Wilhelm Various scenes of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, in different locations: clear view of the Kaiser walking towards camera, with German officers on his left, and a postal delivery service building in immediate background; view of Wilhelm and unidentified man entering carriage, Kaiser with group of men on horseback, Kaiser greeting a line of dignitaries, and final long shot of Wilhelm posing for the ...
    • Contributor: William II - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?
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    Woven Worlds & Painted Pictures: The Persian Book in India Sunil Sharma discussed the Persian book in India.
    • Contributor: Sharma, Sunil
    • Date: 2014-06-11
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Men riding on elephants] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Eric Ruske, Jennifer Frautschi & Gloria Chien in Concert Acclaimed horn player Eric Ruske was joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien for a performance of horn trios by Ligeti and Brahms, as well as the Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata and Perschichetti "Parable VIII" for solo horn, op. 120.
    • Date: 2015-12-11
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    Writing the Holocaust Michlean Amir of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum moderated a discussion on writing about the Holocaust with authors Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise. Pitch discussed his book, "Our Crime Was Being Jewish," featuring vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. Geise discussed her book, "Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubenstein Story," one man's tale of survival.
    • Date: 2015-11-09
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    Joyce Carol Oates: 2016 National Book Festival Joyce Carol Oates discusses her memoir "The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age" and "The Man Without a Shadow: A Novel" with Ron Charles from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Oates , Joyce Carol
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Panorama view street car motor room
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2 | Panorama motor room, Westinghouse works | Panoramic view streetcar motor room
    A camera moving forward on an overhead crane gives a traveling view of men working on machinery. Carts carrying parts and pieces of machinery pass by on rails; cranes lift machinery; and men perform their various duties, including hammering objects.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Jack and the beanstalk From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in nine scenes and one tableau, illustrating the most popular fairy story ever written.... From this very simple and popular fairy tale we have produced a most pleasing, interesting and mirth producing play in motion pictures, introducing therein many surprising new tricks and dissolving effects. The subject was carefully studied, and every scene posed with a ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, Thomas - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    The Roosevelt Dam [1] Film depicts TR's commitment to the reclamation of desert land and his belief that natural resources exist for the public benefit. Included are close-up views of Frederick H. Newell, first director of the U.S. Reclamation Service and Gifford Pinchot, first chief forester and leader of the conservation movement in the U.S.; both influenced TR's thinking and action on conservation. TR fought successfully for the ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Newell, Frederick Haynes - Pinchot, Gifford - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Hill, Louis C. (Louis Clarence) - Fowler, Benjamin A. - Sloan, Richard E. - Orme, John P. - United States. Bureau of Reclamation - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1928
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    David Ignatius: 2015 National Book Festival David Ignatius discusses "The Director" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Ignatius , David
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Permanent Exemptions The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), codified in part in 17 U.S.C. §1201, makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures used to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted works, including copyrighted books, movies, videos, video games and computer programs. This session will explore the necessity, relevance and sufficiency of the permanent exemptions to the prohibition of circumvention, and will consider whether amendments of additional exemption ...
    • Date: 2016-05-20
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    N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer"
    New York Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" | N.Y. Journal dispatch yacht "Buccaneer" | New York Journal dispatch yacht "Buccaneer"
    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she cuts through the sea her prow throws the water in a white spray on either side. This is an excellent picture of a ...
    • Contributor: Decker, Karl C. - Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Mount Tamalpais R.R.
    Mount Tamalpais R.R. | Mount Tamaltais R.R. | Mount Tamalpais Railroad. | Mt. Tamalpais Railroad.
    The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The first segment of the film was probably shot from the back of a passenger car being pushed up the grade by a locomotive (as was standard practice). The unseen locomotive is probably the 30-ton Heiser steam locomotive S.B. Cushing. The camera swings from east to north-northeast as the train approaches the summit station. [Frame: ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    The Touaregs in their country
    Chez les Touaregs | Touraregs in their country
    Scenes of a Touareg village show the tribe's women, boys posing and fighting, two men fighting with sticks and wrestling, the tying of a turban, equipping and mounting the camels, the parade of a caravan, demonstrating an assault on a colonial courier, a "Fantasia" parade, horsemen riding toward the camera with their guns blazing, and a mother and child playing with a kitten.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Anonymous Toledo Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Love Songs: The Hidden History Ted Gioia discussed the history of love songs in the human experience, ranging from ancient civilizations to current popular culture.
    • Contributor: Gioia, Ted
    • Date: 2016-02-11
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    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (p...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    A tough dance
    Dance at McGurks | "Tough dance" at McGurks
    From either side of a white, apparently outdoors, setting enter a man and woman, both wearing ragged street clothes and caps. As they approach center stage, the man grabs the woman's arm and pulls her to him, then slaps her. Still holding her arm, the man and his partner cockily strut towards the camera. The man grabs the woman in a crouched, bear-hug type ...
    • Contributor: Kid Foley - Sailor Lil - Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    Barry Svrluga: 2015 National Book Festival Barry Svrluga discusses "The Grind: Inside Baseball's Hardest Season" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Svrluga, Barry
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Conversation with Justin Kauflin Justin Kauflin spoke with Karen Keninger and John Hanson and answered a variety of questions from the audience about his experience and career before his concert performance in the Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Date: 2014-10-22
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    Discussion on James Madison Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.
    • Date: 2014-03-12
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    Interview with Irene Palad, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Palad, Irene
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Digital Stewardship Innovation Award Winners The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards were given this year in the following categories: instituion, project, individual and future steward.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-22
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    One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay & the Recycling Women of Gambia In honor of Earth Day, Miranda Paul read her book, "One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia," and introduced Ceesay to first and third grade students from the Maret School in Washington, D.C. Ceesay talked about her motivation to clean up her village of plastic waste by turning it into a micro-finance project, making money for her neighbors from recycling ...
    • Date: 2015-04-14
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    Viet Thanh Nguyen: 2015 National Book Festival Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses "The Sympathizer" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Nguyen, Viet Thanh
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    [Ruins by a river] 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).
    • Date: 1925
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    Japanese and Russian peace delegates--leaving New York City, ...
    Japanese and Russian peace delegates arriving at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905 | Japanese and Russian peace delegates arrive at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905
    On Aug. 5, 1905, the Japanese and Russian delegations to the Portsmouth Peace Conference left New York City to board ships which would take them first to Oyster Bay to talk with TR and then to the conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Views at the wharf of the New York Yacht Club of the Japanese delegation boarding two U.S. Navy steam launches; part of the ...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    Teacher Resource: The Power of Maps An introduction to the map collections at the Library of Congress. Maps are much more than pictures of the world. They can tell us about the people who made them, the times those people lived in, and what they knew and didn't know.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    Hockey match on the ice From Edison films catalog: The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal. 150 feet. $22.50.
    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Calvin Trillin: 2016 National Book Festival Calvin Trillin discusses "No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Trillin , Calvin
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    The Year That Created the Future: A Look Back to 1995 Author W. Joseph Campbell discusses his book, "1995: The Year the Future Began."
    • Contributor: Campbell, W. Joseph
    • Date: 2015-05-12
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    Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Em...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Marshall, Cecilia
    • Date: 2013-06-30

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    Irving & Verna Fine, Their World & Contemporaries A panel discussion about American composer Irving Fine and his wife Verna with their daughters, Claudia, Emily and Joanna Fine, and arts consultant Rosalie Calabrese.
    • Date: 2014-12-06
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    Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) where an American Line steamer, either the "New York" or "Paris," is seen docked [Frame: ...
    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    TR speaking at the Battery, 1910
    Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the Battery, 1910
    Upon returning to the United States after an extended tour abroad, Theodore Roosevelt is welcomed with elaborate festivities in New York City on June 18, 1910. There are views of Roosevelt and Cornelius Vanderbilt, the chairman of the welcoming committee, walking toward the Battery Park platform, with photographers lining their approach. Mayor William J. Gaynor greets Roosevelt at the base of the Battery platform, ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Vanderbilt, Cornelius - Gaynor, William Jay - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    Feeding sea gulls From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in ... Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
    • Date: 2014-06-19
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    Irving Fine Fantasia for String Trio (Performance) with Richa... Students of the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings perform American composer Irving Fine¿¿¿s Fantasia for string trio. This performance was the culmination of a master class led by Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.
    • Contributor: Wernick, Richard
    • Date: 2012-11-10
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    Capture of trenches at Candaba
    Capture of trenches at Candabar | Capture of the trenches at Candabar
    From Edison films catalog: The Filipinos execute a flank movement and re-occupy the trenches, cutting off the advance guard of Americans. The rebel flag waves over the ditch and they defend their position bravely. A fierce charge by our soldiers makes them give way and they scatter in all directions. The officer in command pays dearly for his desperate sortie. Just as his horse ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - New Jersey. National Guard - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Three women] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin i... Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Griffin, Willie James - Jones, Mary A.
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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  • Film, Video
    The Ancient City of Tyre: Symposium This symposium explores on the ancient city of Tyre, founded in 2750 B.C. by the Phoenicians, who created an alphabet and the first democracy in the world with a parliament and senate elected directly by the citizens. Tyre is the legendary birthplace of Europa, the daughter of the King of Tyre, the namesake of Europe. The city and the civilization was left in ruins ...
    • Date: 2015-06-03
  • Film, Video
    Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec
    Arrival of Governor General Lord Minto at Quebec | Arrival of Governor General, Lord Minto at Quebec
    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the canoes find a solid ledge of ice projecting about 200 yards from the wharf, and over this the blanket clad snow shoers haul the Governor, his wife and guests. A ...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Richard Goode & Friends Pianist Richard Goode convened three talented colleagues for performances of chamber works from the heart of the Romantic repertoire. He also played Robert Schumann's brilliant, seldom-heard "Humoreske" for solo piano.
    • Contributor: Goode, Richard
    • Date: 2015-02-18
  • Film, Video
    Kwame Alexander: 2016 National Book Festival Kwame Alexander discusses "Booked" with guitarist Randy Preston at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Alexander , Kwame
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Scene in Chinatown This film was shot in an alley of San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday, September 15, 1900, at midday. The topography of the site (sloping down to the far street), the width of the alley, the location of utility poles [Frame: 0255], and the location of buildings across the far street suggest that the view is north from Washington Street down Washington Place (today's Wentworth ...
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918
    Theodore Roosevelt in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918
    On Sept. 28, 1918, Theodore Roosevelt is the principal speaker at the opening of the fourth Liberty Loan campaign in Oriole Baseball Park, Baltimore, Maryland. Wearing a mourning armband for his son, Quentin, Roosevelt walks across the field with Liberty Loan officials, including a man who appears to be Phillips L. Goldsborough, chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee for Maryland and former governor of ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Goldsborough, Phillips Lee - Gibbons, James - Harrington, Emerson C. - Cleveland, Frances Folsom - Preston, Thomas Jex - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    Susan Jacoby: 2016 National Book Festival Susan Jacoby discusses "Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion" with Tom Gjelten from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Jacoby, Susan
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Film, Video
    [Labor Day parade]
    Labor Day parade, Fitchburg, Mass. | Fitchburg, Mass., Labor Day parade
    Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pans to the street where the parade is to be photographed. The sidewalks are crowded with people, including many little girls in white or light-colored dresses. People run back and forth across the ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Janet Nolan & Thomas Gonzalez: 2016 National Book Festival Janet Nolan and Thomas Gonzalez discuss "Seven and a Half Tons of Steel" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Film, Video
    New Perspectives on Health & Literacy The Library sponsored a day-long symposium on literacy and heath, focusing on literacy in all its forms and how literacy affects personal well-being. The event was sponsored in cooperation with Nemours Children's Health System.
    • Date: 2016-03-17
  • Film, Video
    Happy Hooligan
    Happy Hooligan interferes
    Opens on a stage set of a house exterior, complete with a door, window, and ivy on the walls. In front of the house, an organ-grinder plays as Happy Hooligan listens and claps along merrily. The Hooligan character is dressed as a tramp in a ragged and torn suit, and sports a bald pate with an incredibly tiny hat perched atop it. A middle-aged ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Chimmie Hicks at the races
    Above the limit | Jimmy Hicks at the races
    Filming of a character sketch by the well-known vaudevillian Charles E. Grapewin. On a bare stage backed by a dark curtain, a man dressed in a three-piece suit and overcoat holds a racing program and excitedly watches a race supposedly taking place offstage. With enthusiastic jumping and other delighted pantomime, he makes it clear his horse has won the race. A second man in ...
    • Contributor: Grapewin, Charles - Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    TR at Sagamore Hill [1916]
    TR at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1916
    On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over 2,000 people who traveled from New York City to Oyster Bay to see TR and hear him speak on "Americanism." Panning shots of crowd gathered around porch; ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Hurd, Richard M. (Richard Melancthon) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
    On the R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
    An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day.
    • Contributor: O'brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    Interrupted lovers
    Interrupted lover | Comedy scene
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Another instance where "the course of true love never runs smooth." From Edison films catalog: The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a lesson. He made a great hit. 140 feet. $21.00.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
  • Film, Video
    Breast Cancer Update Robert Clarke provides an update on current research and treatment for breast cancer, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    • Contributor: Clarke , Robert
    • Date: 2015-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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