Film, VideoThe 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.
- Contributor: Eaton, Jack - Flagg, James Montgomery - Fair, Florence - Brown, Arthur William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1918
Film, VideoAnnie Oakley From Raff & Gammon price list: The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West," exhibition of rifle shooting at glass balls, etc. $15.00.
- Contributor: Oakley, Annie - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1894
Film, VideoThe Roosevelt Dam  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
CollectionSeeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent,...
- Contributor: Pryor, Anne - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2008-06-03
Film, VideoLouise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Louise Willingham Broadway shares her experiences of segregated education in Baker County, Georgia, and she discusses the lessons that her parents taught her when she was a child. Broadway describes her experiences as a mother sending her daughter to an all-white school. She also describes her involvement in the Baker County Movement, especially her work for a doctor who treated Freedom Riders.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Griffin, Willie James - Broadway, Louise W.
- Date: 2013-03-09
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Film, VideoFeeding the doves From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A farm yard picture, showing a young girl and her baby sister scattering grain to the doves and chickens. The fluttering birds and excited fowls give an abundance of action to the scene, which is one of the prettiest, clearest and most attractive ever taken.
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1896
Film, VideoGymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School
Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Naval Training School From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet. $11.25.
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1900
Film, VideoFights of nations
Fight of nations Part 1: In "Mexico and Spain," a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her suitor, who wears a fancy Spanish, matador-style outfit. The woman dances for her companion, then the couple embrace and sit on a stone bench, holding hands. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his...
- Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1907
Film, VideoHicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.
- Contributor: Hicks Family - Burras, Carol Cummings - Collins, Barbara Maria - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2011
Film, VideoCharles Siler oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Dallas, Texas, 2013-05-10.
- Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Siler, Charles E.
- Date: 2013-05-10
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Film, VideoMcKinley 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
Film, VideoW.S.S. Thriftettes
W.S.S. Thriftettes, save and buy | W.S.S Thriftettes war bond drive | WSS Thriftettes | War savings stamps Thriftettes A promotion for war savings stamps, reputed here to help confine Germany's Kaiser to a circus cage.
- Contributor: Felton, Paul M. - Felton Art Studio - Bdf Films (Firm) - Miscellaneous Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1918
Film, VideoComedy cake walk
Comedy cakewalk Five African Americans--three men and two women--perform an exaggerated cakewalk in fancy evening clothes. Two of the men wear formal black tie in tuxedos with tails, while the third wears a gray tux of shiny material with an extremely long overcoat and exaggerated cuffs. All have matching top hats and canes. The women wear highly decorated hats and tight-fitting, frilly dresses of only mid-calf...
- Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1903
Film, VideoLittle mischief From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all...
- Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - American Vitagraph Company
- Date: 1899
Film, VideoThe 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, VideoJames "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman performs Mississippi blues songs and music at the Library of Congress, May 23, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 23, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Super Chikan - Christman, Richard
- Date: 2006
Film, VideoCoach at rural post office, U.S.P.O.
Coach exchanging mail at rural P.O. This section of the postal film is concerned with a stagecoach pulled by four horses arriving and delivering a pouch of mail to a rural post office for rerouting. Also visible is the post office delivery wagon.
- Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1903
Film, VideoEsquimaux game of snap-the-whip The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of which are two spectators watching two participants perform a game of skill using whips. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. The picture [shows] a number of Esquimaux picking nickels from cracks in a board with...
- Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1901
CollectionThe Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 1) Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 1)
- Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
- Date: 2012-09-06
Film, VideoCecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Williams, Cecil J.
- Date: 2011-06-09
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Film, VideoTR in San Francisco, 1903
Theodore Roosevelt in San Francisco, 1903 | President Roosevelt in San Francisco, 1903 The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The camera was positioned on the southeast corner of O'Farrell Street and Van Ness Avenue, and pans from north to west to south, and then back to west. [Frame: 0100] The view is north on Van Ness Avenue toward the approaching band and cavalry. Students of Whittier School are in the foreground.  The band...
- Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1903
Film, VideoLatina, contortionist
Latina, contortionist-act-with-rings A woman wearing a light-colored leotard, gathered at the waist, and tights stands against a black background. Although she is filmed in a long shot, her feet are cut off in the frame. She opens with a flourish of her arms and faces the camera. First stretching up with her arms, Latina then bends in half at the waist, steps into a metal ring...
- Contributor: Latina - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1905
Film, VideoAaron Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-11. Aaron Dixon describes his childhood in the Midwest and in Seattle and how he became a leader in the Black Panther Party, helping to found the Seattle chapter of the Party. Dixon describes in detail his family history and the influence of oral tradition on his racial consciousness. He discusses the role of the Black Student Union at the University of Washington and details...
- Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Dixon, Aaron Floyd
- Date: 2013-05-11
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Film, VideoCowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson from Montana Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson perform songs and poetry at the Library of Congress, October 7, 2009. videorecording | videorecording; 60 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 7, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Zarzyski, Paul - Gustafson, Wylie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Seemann, Charlie
- Date: 2009
CollectionThe Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists Our laws, policies and the fundamental scientific ideas about nature derive from ancient myths and modern folklore. We "save" endangered species and manage our natural resources based on beliefs about a balance of nature that never existed and is continually disproved by scientific observations, but strangely still forms much of the basis of the science of ecology. In his Benjamin Botkin Lecture sponsored by...
- Contributor: Botkin, Daniel - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2006-04-05