• Film, Video
    The voice of the violin Copyright: no reg. Duration: 3:56 (part 1), 3:06 (part 2), 3:54 (part 3), 3:58 (part 4), and 4:51 (part 5) at 18 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy
    Prehistoric tragedy | Dinosaur and the missing link | Dinosaur and the baboon
    Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.
    • Contributor: O'brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - K.E.S.E. (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
  • 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
    A frontier flirtation
    Frontier flirtation, or how the tenderfoot won out | How the tenderfoot won out
    Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face, holding an open parasol overhead and a closed fan in her lap. A mustached cowboy enters, dressed in fringed chaps, boots, Western hat, neck kerchief, and pistol belt. When he spies the woman, he ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    [The centaurs--excerpts]
    Fragments from The centaurs
    A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion.
    • Contributor: McCay, Winsor - McCay, John - Fitzsimmons, John A. - Rialto Productions - Afi/Cinémathèque Canadienne Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video
    The messenger boy's mistake From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    A romance of the rail From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall in love. The Lackawanna Limited then rolls into the station and ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Krazy Kat goes a-wooing Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Maude's naughty little brother
    Maud's naughty little brother, or Wouldn't it jar you? | Wouldn't it jar you?
    From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks ...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    Solitaire for 2 /
    Solitaire for two | Tender trap Catalog Record Only
    Daniel, a smug, self-centered behavioral psychologist, who is accustomed to women falling for him, falls hard for Katie, a straight-laced paleontology lecturer who is in love with her work.
    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video
    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 6 segments of varying lengths. The first, fourth, and last segments were originally produced on film.
    • Date: 1952
  • Film, Video
    The Corporal's daughter / Catalog Record Only A corporal's daughter is snubbed by her lieutenant fiancé. Her father is transferred to the frontier, and she travels west with him in order to help forget her unfortunate love affair. At the new post she meets a self-sacrificing scout, and their romance blossoms during a series of Indian raids.
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips /
    Goodbye, Mister Chips Catalog Record Only
    At the beginning we are shown Mr. Chips at the close of his life, a very old and sick man. Then, by flash-back, his career at Brookfield School is unfolded; his early diffidence and unpopularity; his disappointments; his courtship and marriage; his retirement; his temporary headmastership during the war, and finally, loved and honoured, his death.
    • Date: 1939
  • Film, Video
    The Man-eater / Catalog Record Only A coquette kisses her soldier fiancé goodbye and then consoles herself at a picnic by flirting with all of her friends' husbands and fiancés.
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    A Soul for sale / Catalog Record Only After Mr. Pendleton's death, Niela Pendleton and her mother are left with very little income. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pendleton is a selfish, greedy spendthrift. She runs up bills and gambling debts and even implicates her daughter in a forgery to satisfy her craving for expensive jewelry. Mrs. Pendleton's solution to her financial problems is to force Niela to marry the lecherous, old millionare, Hale Faxon, ...
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    Swing time / Catalog Record Only Lucky Garnett, a featured troupe dancer and professional gambler, falls in love with Penny Carrol, a dance school instructor. Their attempts to audition as a dance team are hampered by the jealousy of band leader Ricky Romero who is in love with Penny. Their romance is hampered by Lucky's engagement to a girl back home. In the end all the problems are sorted out ...
    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video
    Salt of the earth. Catalog Record Only Sinful John and Snowshoe Sam, two Nevada prospectors, "salt" some worthless land they own with gold dust in order to entice Brandon P. Hyde, a New York mining promoter who swindled their late friend Pyrites Kincaid, to buy the land. Kincaid's daughter Marjorie had fallen in love with Hyde's son Wallace, a medical student, and decided to become a nurse. When Wallace returns to ...
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video
    In at the finish / Catalog Record Only A poor bumbler competes with a suave gentleman for the attentions of a lovely young lady. The bumbler attempts to impress her by doing calisthenics, playing tennis and golf, and throwing the hammer, but something always goes awry. Finally he wins both the young lady and a long-distance foot race by hitching a ride on the back of an automobile.
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Queen Christina / Catalog Record Only Seventeenth-century Queen Christina of Sweden relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain, in this historical drama.
    • Date: 1934
  • Film, Video
    Pilot #5 / Catalog Record Only A group of World War Two pilots discuss the life of one of their number who is flying on a dangerous mission. They talk about his career as a young, ambitious lawyer, who once worked for an unscrupulous politician. Upon realizing how despicable the man was, the lawyer aided the opposition in bringing about his downfall. His career and private life a shambles, the ...
    • Date: 1943
  • Film, Video
    Mary / Catalog Record Only Mary falls in love with an artist and then learns that he had broken his engagement to a neighbor of hers owing to a misunderstanding relating to an intercepted letter. Mary retrieves the letter and shows it to Laura, the ex-fiancée, to impress her that the artist had intended to apologize for their silly quarrel. Mary sacrifices her own love even further by deliberately ...
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Coquette Catalog Record Only "Norma Besant, a heartless belle of a Southern town, falls in love with Michael Jeffrey, a crude and prideful mountaineer. Her father, a physician, is so displeased that he refuses to allow them to marry, orders Jeffrey out of his house, and, half-crazed, shoots and kills Jeffrey to preserve his family's good name. While he is awaiting his trial Besant commits suicide in a ...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Sam - Grey, John - McNeil, Allen - Pickford, Mary - Brown, Johnny Mack - Moore, Matt - Sainpolis, J. F. (John F.) - Janney, William - Kolker, Henry - Irving, George ... Taylor, Sam - Grey, John - McNeil, Allen - Pickford, Mary - Brown, Johnny Mack - Moore, Matt - Sainpolis, J. F. (John F.) - Janney, William - Kolker, Henry - Irving, George - Beavers, Louise - Struss, Karl - Menzies, William Cameron - Browne, Earle - Abbott, George - Pickford Corp - United Artists Corporation - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1929
  • Film, Video
    Blade o' grass / Catalog Record Only A man is deserted by his wife and takes refuge from civilization by going with his small daughter to a remote section of the Maine woods. The girl grows up and falls in love with a wealthy hunter; the father drives off the hunter and sends the girl to live with his wealthy sister. The girl soon tires of high society and returns to ...
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    A Villain unmasked. Catalog Record Only At a resort, the leader of a band of counterfeiters courts a wealthy and beautiful widow whose jealous son becomes suspicious of her fiancé and follows him to discover his occupation. Unable to dissuade the counterfeiter from breaking the engagement with his mother, the son, although he realizes that the exposure will break his mother's heart, contacts the police; they apprehend the would-be husband ...
    • Date: 1913
  • Film, Video
    The Lonesome girl / Catalog Record Only A young mountain girl discovers that her sweetheart is married, and follows James Montgomery Flagg's advice: "If at first you don't find love, move, move again." She turns down the path toward a military camp in search of a single man.
    • Date: 1918