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    Open thy lattice, love videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Characteristics). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Foster, Stephen Collins - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Date: 1861
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    U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade
    United States cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | US cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | U. S. cruiser "Olympia" firing salute
    One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day...
    • Contributor: Dewey, George - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    McKinley and party
    President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 54 feet. This picture has been very popular wherever it has been shown on the Biograph. To begin with, the film is unusually fine photographically, and the picture is taken from a point of view which shows the immense distances of Camp Wikoff with its multitude of tents in the background. The President, with Vice-President Hobart and Secretary of...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus) - Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander) - Wheeler, Joseph - Astor, John Jacob - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh"
    United States cruiser "Raleigh"
    From Edison films catalog: A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. Captain Coghlan stands among a group of officers near the bridge. The "Raleigh" fired the first gun at Manila, and is the first boat of the Pacific Squadron visiting New York. All the details of the famous battleship are clearly shown...
    • Contributor: Coghlan, Joseph Bullock - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Playhouse 90. The Blackwell story /
    Blackwell story | Playhouse ninety. Catalog Record Only
    A drama about the numerous obstacles faced by a young student who is intent on becoming the first woman doctor in the United States. Set in the late 1830's, the program examined her dedication, her love interests, and her efforts to modernize antiquated O.R. procedures which she feels are life-threatening.
    • Date: 1957
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    Conspiracy? Lincoln assassination /
    Lincoln assassination Catalog Record Only
    An investigation into the possibility of a conspiracy surrounding Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
    • Date: 2004
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    Solomon Northrup's odyssey /
    Half slave, half free Catalog Record Only
    Solomon Northup kidnapped from Saratoga, New York, into slavery in the mid-nineteenth century spent 12 years experiencing the cruelty of enslavement on various plantations throughout the state of Louisiana.
    • Date: 1984
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    Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Gibbons vs. Ogden /
    Marshall years. | Gibbons vs. Ogden | Gibbons versus Ogden Catalog Record Only
    PA382-680 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: PUB 18Nov87; REG 9May88; PA382-680. Copyright notice on film: Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, Inc. ; 1987. MAVIS 1832791; Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Gibbons vs. Ogden. [1987]. Source used: copyright data sheet. viewing copy; Received: 1988-12-02; copyright deposit--RNR; Copyright Collection. qxp
    • Date: 1987
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    A Wild and impractical scheme / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Kaw Valley Films, Inc. ; 1985. Originally released under title Railroads and westward expansion, 1800-1845 by BFA Educational Media in 1978. Full name of production company is Calvin Communications. Sources used: M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; Educational film & video locator, 4th ed., v. 2, p. 2602; copyright data sheet. Received: 11/17/86; ref print; copyright deposit--407;...
    • Date: 1985
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    Railroads and westward expansion, 1865-1900--transcontinental / Catalog Record Only Copyright: reg. unknown. Copyright notice on film: Calvin Communications, Inc. ; 1978. Later released with new narration and ending under the title Transcontinental as no. 3 in the series Railroad by Kaw Valley Films in 1985. Sources used: Index to 16mm educational films, 1980, v. 4, p. 12; M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; copyright data sheet. Received: 7/25/80; ref print; copyright deposit--407; Copyright...
    • Date: 1978
  • Film, Video
    12 years a slave
    Twelve years a slave Catalog Record Only
    "Solomon Northup is a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman. As...
    • Contributor: McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth ... McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth - Fassbender, Michael - Northup, Solomon - Regency Enterprises - River Road Entertainment (Firm) - Plan B Entertainment - New Regency (Firm) - Filmfour (Firm) - Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    The American experience. Hearts and hands / Catalog Record Only The material culture of quilting is shown indicating that women made quilts from the early 19th century to the early 20th century as a way to artistically express their history, culture, and beliefs.
    • Date: 1988
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    The plot to kill Lincoln / Catalog Record Only The video discusses the conspiracy to kill Lincoln. Following the assassination, four conspirators were executed including the first woman ever to be executed by the U.S. government. But was it a cover-up to obscure a conspiracy that reached the highest levels of government?
    • Date: 1999
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    Playhouse 90. Massacre at Sand Creek /
    Massacre at Sand Creek | Playhouse ninety. Catalog Record Only
    A drama set in 1860s Colorado about the tragically manipulative ways of a U.S. Army colonel who forces the Cheyenne to fight a battle they want to avoid. Seeking fame and the rank of a general, the self-serving colonel drives the Cheyenne warriors into an unprotectable region known as Sand Creek. Despite the efforts of a young U.S. soldier intent on saving them, the...
    • Contributor: Hiller, Arthur - Sackheim, William - Sloane, Everett - Derek, John - Schallert, William - Columbia (Screen Gems Tv) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1956
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    This was America. A family album / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: BBI Productions ; Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1979. Photographs compiled by Martin Sandler ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Dennis Larosee, John Kiehl. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first...
    • Date: 1978
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    The American experience. Telegrams from the dead Catalog Record Only During the nineteenth century in the U.S., the religion of spiritualism rose to prominence. Many would attend seances in an attempt to contact the dead through mediums, most of whom were female.
    • Contributor: Collins, Rocky - Burstyn, Ellen - McCullough, David G. - LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1994
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    Forgotten Ellis Island: the extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital /
    Extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital Catalog Record Only
    Lorie Conway's film tells the story of the hospital that treated immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
    • Date: 2007
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    This was America. Growing up / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1980. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler, Sherry Reisner ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Ed Dadulak ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first syndicated. Sources...
    • Date: 1978
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    One nation, indivisible / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Kaw Valley Films, Inc. ; 1985. Originally released under title Railroads and westward expansion, 1845-1865 by BFA Educational Media in 1978. Full name of production company is Calvin Communications. Sources used: M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; Educational film & video locator, 4th ed., v. 2, p. 2602; copyright data sheet. Received: 11/17/86; ref print; copyright deposit--407;...
    • Date: 1985
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    Wild West tech. Freak show tech /
    Freak show tech Catalog Record Only
    Shows how technology could turn deformed and handicapped people into entertainment, creating the hideously famous freak shows.
    • Date: 2004
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    Profiles in courage. Grover Cleveland /
    Grover Cleveland Catalog Record Only
    A documentary profile of Grover Cleveland. Explores the motivation of President Cleveland in vetoing the dependent pensions bill for Civil War veterans in 1887 and in attempting to reduce the high tariff, despite the warnings of his advisers that the animosity of Civil War veterans and powerful business interests would hurt his chances for re-election in 1888.
    • Date: 1965
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    America's castles. The great frontier /
    Great frontier Catalog Record Only
    Mansions built by Old West pioneers are visited. Included: Terrace Hill in Iowa and Moss Mansion in Montana.
    • Date: 1997
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    Costume, 1750-1880. Catalog Record Only Presents examples of fancy dress or evening wear in America from 1750 to 1880, showing how much was an imitation of European fashion.
    • Date: 1975
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    History's mysteries. Chain gangs /
    Chain gangs Catalog Record Only
    History and reformation of chain gangs system in the correctional institutions of the United States.
    • Date: 2000
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    This was America. Gospel of wealth / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1979. Main title and opening credits lacking; main title from end credits. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler ; [music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin, Ron Frangipane] ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Chip Proser. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndiction as 1978 and 1979; unable...
    • Date: 1978