Uncle Josh's nightmare
D6366 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6366. Duration: 2:27 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. March 1900. 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. 585; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles]
Men's styles | Keeping up with the Joneses.
A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom ...
Palmer, H. S. (Harry S.) - Momand, Arthur R. - Gaumont Co. - Mutual Film Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was ...
Ferris, William R. - Johnson, Paula - McCulloh, Judith - Munoz, Michael S. - Pelosi, Nancy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Nazi Propaganda: The Machinery of Evil
Gabriel Weimann, professor of communication at Haifa University in Israel, explores the period of Nazi seizure of power in 1933 and their takeover of all communications in Germany, turning them into a sophisticated propaganda machine.
Transitional Justice or Just Transitions?: The German Case, 1945-50
While everyone has heard of the Nuremberg Trials, few people are aware that at that same time, tens of thousands of Germans were being prosecuted in German courts for Nazi crimes. Historian Devin Pendas will discuss the surprising role these trials played in the early history of the two Germanys, West and East. Contrary to what many advocates of what has come to be ...
Inaugural Reading of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
On June 7, 2012, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library's Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013. Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate, opened the Library's annual literary season with a reading of her work.
Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible
Selections from the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collection of the Library of Congress video presentation provides a brief and selected overview of illuminated works in the Library's medieval and renaissance manuscript collections. The examples included in the presentation cover works from the 13th through the 16th centuries. The presentation appeared as part of the "Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible" exhibition, which ran ...
[Buster's revenge on the tramp]
Buster Brown series: Buster's dog to the rescue | Buster Brown series, scene I
"The opening scene shows Bridget asleep at the kitchen-table, and Buster enters on tip-toe. After tying her apron over her head and to the back of the chair, he tries to reach a jar of jam on the top shelf of the pantry. After several futile attempts, he gives up. His attention is now attracted by a tramp at the window. Buster beckons the ...
Porter, Edwin S. - Outcault, Richard Felton - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Poetry as Enchantment
Dana Gioia discusses the relationship between poetry and music and explore the ways in which poetry achieves its special expressive power.
A trip down Market Street before the fire
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0300 (part 1)] The film begins looking northeast on Market Street just west of the intersection of Hyde, Grove and 8th streets. The dark building at right is the Odd Fellows Hall and the grey building beyond (across 8th St.) is the Grant Building (1905). A white postal service automobile is at left center. ...
Miles Brothers - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner
Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."
Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival
Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Capturing Recorded Sound Through Imaging: The IRENE Project and Future Prospects
Over the past four years the Library has been collaborating with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the development of new imaging methods to preserve and create digital access to recorded sound, on mechanical carriers. Imaging methods are non-invasive and scale naturally to an automated approach. For these reasons they hold promise both as preservation tools and as a basis for mass digitization. In ...
Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2012
Philip Levine, the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry introduced L.S. Asekoff and Sheila Black as this year's winners of the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Both read their poems.
The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved
Polymathic and ever-curious British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection. Examining posters, playbills, letters, manuscripts and memorabilia collected by Paganini himself, he reveals how the virtuoso created his own mystique as a violinist and musical innovator. From his "Secret Red Book" containing recipes, prescriptions, tour dates, a laundry list and financial notes, to clues about the virtuoso's alleged ...
Skæ - Rved, Peter Sheppard
Sick around America /
Sick around America :
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
As the worsening economy leads to massive job losses--potentially forcing millions more Americans to go without health insurance--Frontline travels the country examining the nation's broken health care system and explores the need for a fundamental overhaul. This film dissects the private insurance system, a system that not only fails to cover 46 million Americans, but also leaves millions more under-insured and at risk of ...