The mystic swing
From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Violins of Hope
Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein discussed their project "Violins of Hope" which is dedicated to locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As part of the...
[Men and women]
Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of...
Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita
Poet Raúl Zurita and his translator, Anna Deeny Morales gave a bilingual reading of Zurita's work, followed by a moderated discussion.
Dr. William Gorgas
Doctor William Gorgas
Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal (1904-1913) and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a...
Gorgas, William Crawford - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917 | Theodore Roosevelt reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.] | Theodore Roosevelt riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Bertrand, Georges Etienne - Ryan, James A. - Meeker, Arthur - Insull, Samuel - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston
Panorama of Tremont Hotel, Galveston | Wreck of Tremont Hotel, Galveston
From Edison films catalog: This picture shows several buildings which were wrecked and also shows a rear view of this hotel, which is on the highest point of land in Galveston, and...
Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
Jumbo, the trained elephant
Spanuth's vodvil - Zouary no. 148 | Vaudeville de-luxe: four acts | Zouary can no148
Camera iris opens from black to a smiling man standing in front of an elephant, who is seated on her haunches on a stool with her front legs raised in the air....
Spanuth, Hans A. - Commonwealth Pictures Corporation - U.S. Personal Film Company - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
CMA Songwriters Series 2013
Host Bob DiPiero returns in this annual event sponsored by the Country Music Association with three chart-topping colleagues: Ronnie Milsap, with 40 #1 hits over an impressive five-decade career taking in country,...
Caicedo (with pole)
Caicedo | Caicedo.
From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00.
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Caicedo, Juan A. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
With a national theme of "The American Jewish Experience: Celebrating Religious Pluralism, Cultural Diversity and Commitment to American Civic Culture," the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated by the Library...
Poetry and the Stars
Elizabeth Arnold reads from her own work as well as favorite poems with astronomical themes, followed by a moderated discussion.
Exploring Invisible Traces in Historic Recordings
Twentieth-century audio recordings and motion pictures are important primary source materials for both scholarly analysis and public history, but in many cases essential metadata about them have been lost. Kari Kraus will...
Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization
Michael Albin, former chief of the Library's Anglo-American acquisitions and, until December 2008, anthropologist with the United States military in Iraq, discusses "Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization" in a program sponsored...
"Madame Parliamentarian," a short documentary film depicting women's active participation in Lebanon's political life, explores the reasons behind this situation and examines solutions adopted by other countries to increase the number of...
Depression and Creativity Symposium
Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects...
A History of Russian Architecture
Architectural historian and photographer William Craft Brumfield discussed his book, "A History of Russian Architecture." The book is the most comprehensive study of Russian architecture in English, of interest to both scholars...
Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City
Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman spoke about and showed a power point presentation on the new exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's...
The Future of Web Archiving
The web is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and although more organizations than ever are preserving web content, preservation of and access to archived content remains challenging on many fronts. This...
Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Staples (Robert) & Charles (Barbara) Collection (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Stewart, Leslie J. - Marshall, Howard W. - Gastañaga, Linda - Ahlborn, Richard E.
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert
Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.
The Mind of the African Strongman
Herman Jay Cohen discussed his book, "The Mind of the African Strongman," reflecting on nearly four decades of work throughout the African continent. He shared stories of his personal encounters with some...