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Film, Video Leonard-Cushing fight

Digital viewing copy

About this Item


  • Leonard-Cushing fight


  • "An actual six-round contest between Mike Leonard, commonly called the "Beau Brummel" of pugilism, and Jack Cushing. Full of hard fighting, clever hits, punches, leads, dodges, body blows and some slugging. Sold by rounds. Each round contains 150 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 105.


  • Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production
  • Heise, William, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Kinetoscope Exhibition Company

Created / Published

  • United States : Kinetoscope Exhibition Company, 1894.]


  • -  Leonard, Mike--(Michael Wellington)
  • -  Cushing, Jack


  • Filmed boxing matches
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Originally released for kinetoscope exhibition.
  • -  Duration: 0:37 at 30 fps.
  • -  Incomplete: LC copy is just part of one round.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 102-103; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 51 [MI].
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Appearing: Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing.
  • -  Filmed June 14, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (69 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEC 8106 (viewing print)

Source Collection

  • Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694127

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Kinetoscope Exhibition Company. Leonard-Cushing fight. produceds by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Kinetoscope Exhibition Company, 1894] Video.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Kinetoscope Exhibition Company. (1894) Leonard-Cushing fight. Dickson, W. K. -., prod [United States: Kinetoscope Exhibition Company] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Kinetoscope Exhibition Company. Leonard-Cushing fight. prod by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Kinetoscope Exhibition Company, 1894] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.