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  • Film, Video

    The sculptor's nightmare

    At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead, the sculptor spends their fees on a dinner with his model during which he becomes so inebriated that he is taken to jail. There he has a nightmare, ...

    • Contributor: McCutcheon, Wallace - Bitzer, G. W. - Sennett, Mack - Solter, Harry L. - O'sullivan, Tony - Dillon, Edward - Griffith, D. W. (david Wark) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video

    A touching pleading /

    A lawyer, pleading by the side of his client, bursts into tears with emotion and embraces the sobbing prisoner, who, while in this position, neatly steals the lawyer's watch and chain.

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (france) - Lubin Manufacturing Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video

    Pity the blind, no. 2

    Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. With his dark glasses and cane, the man is apparently blind. He kneels down slightly left of center stage and lays down his hat and ...

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    The skyscrapers of New York /

    This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge [2459 (part 1)], riveters assembling steel girders [2859 (part 1)], men astride the steel framework maneuvering and setting a girder in place [3930 (part 1)], and ...

    • Contributor: Dobson, F. A. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip passing over hill / Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip meeting the dwarf Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip leaving Sleepy Hollow / Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Awakening of Rip Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    The artist's dream / Catalog Record Only

    "An artist is painting the picture of a woman clothed in a full-length leotard, but he appears weary and falls asleep. By either stop action photography, or a quick dissolve, the full figure of the woman is changed to a similarly costumed one with the skeleton visible. The artist wakes as though from a bad dream and the skeleton is transformed again into an ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip's toast to Hudson and crew Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip's twenty years' sleep Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    The child stealers / Catalog Record Only

    A gypsy woman finds unattended children, steals them, and takes them to her headquarters. Three different children are stolen during the film. The children are dressed in old clothes and become street beggars, aiding in enlisting sympathy from passersby. Finally a mother recognizes her stolen child and summons the police. There is a chase, the gypsies are apprehended, and all the kidnapped children are ...

    • Contributor: Collins, Alf - Gaumont Co. Ltd - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip's toast / Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Rip Van Winkle. Rip and the dwarf Catalog Record Only

    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903