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Film, Video [Men boxing] Variant LC title: Early Edison camera tests

Digital viewing copy

About this Item


  • [Men boxing]

Other Title

  • Variant LC title: Early Edison camera tests


  • Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.


  • Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production, camera
  • Heise, William, production, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Edison Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [1891]


  • -  Boxers (Sports)--United States


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


  • -  Duration: about 0:20 (looped image) at 30 fps.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  On one reel with: [Newark athlete. No. 1] and [Dickson greeting].
  • -  Source used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 75.
  • -  Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise.
  • -  Filmed in May or June 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 9908 to FYA 1278.


  • 1 video file (digital) (20 sec.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FYA 1278 (viewing print)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694132

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Edison Collection. Men Boxing. produceds by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction, Camera, and Heise, Williamuction, Camera [1891] Video.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Edison Collection. (1891) Men Boxing. Dickson, W. K. -. & Heise, W., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Edison Collection. Men Boxing. prod by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction, Camera, and Heise, Williamuction, Camera [1891] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.