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.
Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J.
Burning of the Standard Oil Company's tanks, Bayonne, New Jersey | Destruction of Standard Oil Company's plant at Bayonne, N.J., by fire on July 5th, 1900
From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines and from the houses of the unfortunate residents, whom we see ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
President McKinley taking the oath
"This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows the inaugural party during the swearing-in ceremonies. All that can be seen is the black draped balcony ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
The good sport
A domestic comedy about a wealthy young woman whose poor inventor husband becomes rich when he perfects the first elevator that ever stopped even without a floor.
Eaton, Jack - Flagg, James Montgomery - Fair, Florence - Brown, Arthur William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Waltz Minuet
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:44 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Spring Morning Polka," by A.P. Wyman in The organ at home, Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1873. LOC catalogue number: M15.069. See: p. 102 in Gilbert, M. Round dancing, (#250), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Washington Post Two Step
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:28 | Performed by members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Reneé Camus, Charles Garth, Elizabeth Keen, James Martin, Mark Mindek, Hugh Murphy, Maris Wolff. Choreography/reconstruction by Elizabeth Aldrich. The Great Hall, The Library of Congress, 15 October 1997. Music: "Washington Post" by John Philip Sousa (1889). Played ...
A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'
"A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'," was part of the Hispanic Division's Scholarly Seminars, held twice a year. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of Spain Cultural Office, the Kluge Center and George Washington University. A perennial classic, "Don Quixote," published in 1605, is the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The dialogue between two scholars, Ines ...
Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis performs Monteverdi ("Vorrei Baciarto, o Fili," "Alcun non mi consigli," "Lamento della ninfa"), Della Ciaia's "Lamentatio Virginis in Depositione Filii de Cruce" and D. Scarlatti's "Stabat Mater."
Digital Library Technologies
Staff of the U.S./Anglo Division in the Library's Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access directorate took on special projects in the summer of 2015 and presented their findings regarding advancements in digital library technologies. Topics covered include the innovative reuse of linked open data, trends in open access publication and licensing models, and the changing serials publication environment.
From Vienna to Chicago and Back
Distinguished Austrian historian Gerald Stourzh, professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, is one of the few prominent scholars equally at home with U.S. history and the history of central Europe. Stourzh discussed his storied career and his latest book, a collection of 15 essays previously published from 1953 to 2005, in a lecture at the Library of Congress titled "Traces of an Intellectual ...
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.
Reverence for Life 3: Andrea Baldeck & Franz Stuppard
Andrea Baldeck discusses "The Visual Record Created by an American Physician Who Served at Hospital Albert Schweitzer and Later Returned to Photograph the People of the Artibonite Valley at the Hospital," and Franz Stuppard provides summary and commentary at this symposium on the history of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.
Public markets, with their small vendors selling locally-grown food and locally-made crafts, accentuate the qualities of a town and help build a sense of community. Helen Tangires, author of "Public Markets," discussed her book, which is a richly illustrated compendium of the wide variety of architectural structures devoted to the urban marketplace. Drawn from the Library's unparalleled collections, more than 800 photographs, architectural drawings, ...
Rajput Maharajas Conference (Afternoon)
Rajput maharajas have ruled hundreds of places throughout northern India, not just Rajasthan. The Rathor clan of Rajputs, headed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, ruled states in Central India (Alirajpur, Jhabua, Jobat, Ratlam, Sailana, Sitamau), Eastern States Agency (Seraikela), Rajasthan (Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh), and Western India (Idar, Malpur). The speakers include the son and grand-daughter of the Maharaja of Dhrangadhra, who heads the ...
Chandramouli, Sreevidhya - Srinivasan, Poovalur V. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31
Webcast of a concert performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. videorecording | 2 digital video files (2 hr., 45 sec.) : sd., col. | Title from cover of printed program. On cover: The McKim Fund, The Carolyn Royall Just Fund, in the Library of Congress. All works composed by Paquito D'Rivera; lyrics for Panamericana suite and Song for peace ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda - Colina, Annie - McKim Fund - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund - Music Division - Recording Laboratory - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)