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Film, Video Princess Ali Title in Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Egyptian dance

Digital viewing copy

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  • Princess Ali

Other Title

  • Title in Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Egyptian dance


  • Princess Ali, of Barnum and Bailey's Circus, is filmed performing an Egyptian dance. As she dances, some musicians perform in the background to provide accompaniment.


  • Heise, William, production, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1895]


  • -  Belly dance--United States
  • -  Dancing--United States
  • -  Circus performers--United States


  • Filmed vaudeville acts
  • Peep shows (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Duration: 0:12 at 30 fps.
  • -  Sources used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 184; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 7 [MI].
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Performer: Princess Ali.
  • -  Filmed May 9, 1895, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange New Jersey, while Princess Ali was performing with Barnum & Bailey's Circus in Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8100 to FYA 1428.


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

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FYA 1428 (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

  • 00694136

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Hendricks. Princess Ali. produceds by Heise, Williamuction, Camera [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1895] Video.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Hendricks. (1895) Princess Ali. Heise, W., prod [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Hendricks. Princess Ali. prod by Heise, Williamuction, Camera [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1895] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.