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    Mr. Jack in the dressing room
    Mr. Jack visits the dressing room | Mister Jack in the dressing room
    Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or members of a burlesque troope--adjusting their hair and makeup in three mirrors hanging from the wall. Two of the women wear very short outfits that show their stockinged legs; the third woman is dressed...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-01-26
    The 100th anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as "dog tags," recently passed without fanfare. Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. Each dog tag carries its own human-interest story. The acts of receiving the dog tag, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it against the body...
    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Date: 2012-01-26
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    Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013-04-11. Ben Caldwell shares his family's history in the Southwest and his childhood experience in New Mexico. Caldwell describes his military service during the Vietnam War and how his experiences made him reflect on racial prejudices in the United States. He began studying art, and he eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has been part of a black arts movement since the 1970s. He...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Caldwell, Ben R.
    • Date: 2013-04-11

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    Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison
    Electrocution of Czolgosz
    The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Czolgosz, Leon F. - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14. Gwendolyn Duncan recalls her family history in Saint Augustine, Florida, watching a Ku Klux Klan parade through the black neighborhood of Lincolnville, and integrating a white school. She discusses the efforts in St. Augustine to commemorate the local Civil Rights Movement, including the ACCORD Freedom Trail.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba
    United States troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba | U.S. troops landing at Baiquiri, Cuba
    "These are the first U.S. troops to land on Cuban soil, June 22, 1898. The picture shows a long perspective view of the pier at Baiquiri [sic], the point chosen so strategically for the landing of General Shafter's army. At the end of the wharf are the coal dumps and ore elevators used by the mining company operating the famous iron mines at Juragua,...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Catching an early train
    Trying to catch an early train
    From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him. Makes a hasty exit. Scene dissolves to a R.R. Station, showing surburbanite running to catch the rear end of a moving train. Class...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    [Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business]
    Buster Brown series: Buster and Tige put a balloon vendor out of business | Buster and Tige puts a baloon vender out of business | Buster and the balloon vender | Buster Brown series, scene V
    "Shows an Italian balloon vender near the "Flat-iron" Building, New York City. Mrs. Brown and Buster appear on the scene. Buster begins teasing his mamma to buy him a balloon, but she refuses. Buster whistles for Tige, and at the same time jostles the vender, who roughly brushes him aside. Seeing a chance to get a balloon for nothing, Buster sets Tige upon the...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Outcault, Richard Felton - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Mildred Bond Roxborough oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in New York, New York, 2010-10-29. Roxborough discusses how she became active in the Civil Rights Movement at the age of nine, when she sold subscriptions to the NAACP The Crisis magazine. Roxborough began working with the NAACP as a fieldworker and worked in a variety of administrative positions including as director of development.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Bond, Julian
    • Date: 2010-10-29

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    Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27. Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jones, Jamila - Bishop, John Melville
    • Date: 2011-04-27

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    The phable of a busted romance
    Fable of a busted romance
    An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward.
    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Panoramic view of Newport From Edison films catalog: Possibly the sensation of the flight of a bird can be nearest realized by being on deck of one of the U.S. Government's fleet torpedo boats racing at its highest speed through the water. This picture was taken under these conditions and shows the beautiful scenery comprising the harbor of Newport, R. I. In the foreground, the spray of the...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013-06-28. The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina, to protest unequal conditions. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Dudley, John F. - Dove, Samuel - Jarmon, Charles - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Stewart, Eleanor
    • Date: 2013-06-28

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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, morning)
    Radio and the Yiddish American cultural renaissance | American Folklife Center symposium, 2012-09-06 to 2012-09-07
    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 2, morning)
    • 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: 2012-09-07
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    Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07. Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hopkins, Evans D.
    • Date: 2011-07-07

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    TR at Sagamore Hill [1916]
    TR at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1916
    On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over 2,000 people who traveled from New York City to Oyster Bay to see TR and hear him speak on "Americanism." Panning shots of crowd gathered around porch;...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Hurd, Richard M. (Richard Melancthon) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights
    Martin Luther King's use of proverbs for civil rights | King's use of proverbs for civil rights | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-02-10
    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of...
    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03. The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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    Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.
    • Contributor: Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Paysour, Lafleur - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2010

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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-18. Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Greenberg, Jack
    • Date: 2011-07-18

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    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-01-30
    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-01-30
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    Hadj Cheriff
    Hadji Cheriff | Arab knife juggler | Sheikh Hadji Taha
    Copyright: no reg. Performer: Hadji L. Cheriff. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 179351. Filmed October 6, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 137. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Cheriff, Hadji - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1894
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    Seeger Family Concert Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters perform at the Library of Congress March 16, 2007. Forms part of "How Can I Keep From Singing": A Seeger Family Tribute symposium and concert. videorecording | videorecording ; 133 min | Seeger Family Tribute Collection. (Source). March 16, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy - Short Sisters
    • Date: 2007
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    Newark athlete.
    Club swinger. | Indian club swinger | Newark athlete.
    Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Film reoriented by Gordon Hendricks.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1891