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    Cutting sugar cane "A characteristic and instructive scene, showing natives at work. The picture is exceedingly well-arranged"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalog.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bonine, R. (Robert K.)
    • Date: 1902
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    Lower Broadway
    Street scene on Lower Broadway, N.Y. City | Scene on Lower Broadway
    "A busy street scene on Lower Broadway, New York City"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, November, 1902.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bonine, R. (Robert K.)
    • Date: 1902
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    Roosevelt's Rough Riders
    Roosevelt's Rough Riders at drill
    "A charge full of cowboy enthusiasm by Troop "I," the famous regiment, at Tampa, before its departure for the front"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
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    The Dewey Arch "A view of the Arch from Fifth Avenue, the day after the great Dewey parade, showing the crowd of sightseers, traffic, etc. 60 feet"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Aguinaldo's navy
    Native boats on the run Aguinaldo's navy
    "27 feet. A splendid scene, showing a large number of curious Filipino boats being worked on the Pasig River near Manila by natives. The picture is unusually fine photographically"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Fights of nations motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (744 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Feb1907; H90564. Duration: 3:32 (part 1), 3:28 (part 2), and 4:02 (part...
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Date: 1907
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    25th Infantry
    Twenty-fifth Infantry | Twenty-fifth Inf. returning from Mt. Ariat | 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Arayat | Back from battle | Back from the battle | 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Ariat, 1898
    "Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures This presentation features 68 motion pictures, produced between 1898 and 1901, of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
    • Date: 1998

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    The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906 This collection contains forty-five films of New York dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Of these, twenty-five were made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, while the remaining twenty are Edison Company productions.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Staples (Robert) & Charles (Barbara) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897

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    General Wheeler and Secretary Alger
    Gen. Wheeler and Sec'y Alger | Gen. Wheeler and Secretary of War Russell A. Alger at Camp Wikoff
    "This picture was taken in front of Gen. Wheeler's headquarters at Camp Wikoff during Gen. Alger's tour of inspection of the camp. The two distinguished military men are seen overlooking the immense camp ground, and then turning and walking toward the camera. The negative is very fine photographically, and the portraiture unexcelled"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
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    President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
    Col. Theodore Roosevelt and officers of his staff | Col. Theodore Roosevelt and staff | Col. Roosevelt and staff, Camp Wikoff
    "This picture shows Col. Roosevelt, accompanied by Lieut. Greenway and other prominent officers of the Rough Riders, galloping up to his headquarters, where he dismounts and walks into his tent. This view was taken in the camp with the Rough Riders, and is an excellent picture of Col. Roosevelt in the environment he loves so well"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
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    Sandow
    Sandow (no breathing)
    Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his chest, looking off screen left, then strikes a variety of poses that accentuate his muscular development. These positions include flexing his right arm with the fist to his head and face to...
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Sandow, Eugen - American Mutoscope Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
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    Bass fishing
    Bass fishing Mr. Henry Talbot | Angling for large-mouth black bass
    "Virginia. Taken for the U.S. Fisheries Commission to illustrate the benefits of stocking inland waters. A well-known fisherman, Mr. Henry Talbot, is seen casting in a picturesque pool for bass. He gets a strike, plays the game fish to a finish and lands him safely"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, November, 1902.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Marvin, Arthur W.
    • Date: 1901
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    An historic feat
    Gen. Bell's pack train swimming Agno River | Bell's pack train swimming Agno River
    "Gen. Franklin Bell's famous mule pack train swimming the Agno River in Northern Luzon. This is one of the most notable incidents of the Philippine War. The picture has made a decided sensation wherever it has been shown"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    The Dandy Fifth
    Dandy 5th of Baltimore | Dandy Fifth of Baltimore | Dandy Fifth Regiment of Baltimore | Dandy 5th Reg. Maryland
    "Taken during the land parade in honor of Admiral Dewey, just before the turn into 72nd Street, with Grant's tomb and decorated residences in the background. This entire series of pictures [of the Dewey land parade] has a very high photographic quality, and the various organizations appear at their best"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    71st Regiment, Camp Wyckoff
    Seventy-first Regiment, Camp Wyckoff | 71st Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., at Camp Wikoff | Seventy-first Regiment, N.G., S.N.Y. | Seventy-first Regiment, N.Y.V. at Camp Wikoff
    "Of the thousand and more men who left New York for the Cuban Campaign, scarcely three hundred were able to shoulder their rifles to march before the Biograph camera at Camp Wikoff. The picture shows many of the companies reduced to seven or eight men, and the whole regiment, rank and file is in a sad condition. The picture is remarkably fine in every...
    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - American Mutoscope Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
    • Date: 1999

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    "Vizcaya" under full headway
    Spanish battleship "Viscaya"
    "A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's skyscrapers. In this picture the vessel makes a very beautiful appearance steaming out to sea under full headway. But what a contrast to a later Biograph picture when the vessel...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
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    "Teutonic" and "Nördland"
    Ocean greyhounds | Ocean greyhounds Teutonic & Nordland outward bound, NY Bay | "Teutonic" and "Noordland"
    The "Nordland," and "Teutonic," two well-known transatlantic steamers proceeding out of New York Harbor at full speed, bound for their trip across the Atlantic ocean. The dash of the water about their bows is shown very effectively.
    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1902
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    McKinley and party
    President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
    "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 War Russell A. Alger, appear in an...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
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    The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906 /
    Early films of New York, 1898-1906 | New York City films Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States.
    • Date: 1999
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    Beginning of a skyscraper
    Starting a skyscraper
    The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background. "Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, New York. An excellent study of...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bonine, R. (Robert K.)
    • Date: 1902
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    Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (M/B/RS) at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1999

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    Wounded soldiers embarking in row boats "This picture was taken after the Battle of Las Guaymas [i.e., Las Guásimas], and shows a large number of wounded soldiers embarking in a rowboat from an extemporized dock, on their way to the hospital ship "Olivette." A high sea was rolling in at the time, which made embarkation exceedingly difficult, and the pitiful condition of the wounded soldiers under such conditions can readily...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company - Marvin, Arthur W.
    • Date: 1898
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    Wreck of the "Vizcaya"
    Wreck of the "Viscaya" | Wreck of the Viscaya in Santiago, Cuba, 1898
    Spanish armored cruiser Vizcaya was destroyed by the U.S. Navy on July 4, 1898, while trying to escape a blockade of Santiago Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. "This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the "Pride of Spain," is shown a ruined hulk on the beach,...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898