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Jamestown Exposition, 1907
Author: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia, in April and June, 1907, participating in Jamestown's tercentennial celebration on April 26, its opening day, and later on Georgia Day, June 10. From an awning-covered platform, TR appears speaking to large crowd on Lee Parade Ground. Frederick Dent Grant, son of the former President, is visible beside him on the stand. At...
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The Forbidden City, Pekin
Author: Ackerman, Raymond - Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Views of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China: camera, probably located atop the Meridian Gate (Wu Men) pans from the east, past the Gate of Great Harmony (T'ai Ho Men) with the Hall of Supreme Harmony (T'ai Ho Tien) behind it, past the White Pagoda (Pai Ta) in Pei-Hai Park, and then past the West Flowery Gate.
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The river
Author: Lorentz, Pare - Crosby, Floyd - Van Dyke, Willard - Woodard, Stacy - Nosler, Lloyd - Zochling, Leo - Chalmers, Thomas - United States. Farm Security Administration - Afi/Sheerin (Robert M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Museum of Modern Art Collection (Library of Congress) - Young (Robert) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s.
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All my babies...a midwife's own story
Author: Stoney, George C. - Cadwallader, Marian F. - Mitchell, Hannah D. - Bond, Peaslee - Cummins, Sylvia K. - Applebaum, Louis - Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical Audio-Visual Institute - Georgia. Department of Public Health - Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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A training film for midwives. Shows in detail a complete delivery and demonstrates the approved procedures to be used by the midwife before, during, and after delivery. Follows a midwife, Mrs. Mary Coley, in her work with various cases under both favorable and unfavorable circumstances.
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A trip down Market Street before the fire
Author: Miles Brothers - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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"Produced as part of the popular Hale's Tours of the World film series, the film begins at the location of the Miles Brothers film studio, 1139 Market Street, between 8th and 9th Streets; it was filmed 14 April 1906, four days before the devastating earthquake and fire of 18 April 1906, which virtually destroyed the entire downtown area. The negative was taken by train...
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San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906
Author: Afi/Adams (L. F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings, and closely-spaced wooden Victorian dwellings, was poorly prepared for a major fire. The scenes in the film are preceded by interior titles, many of which are sensationalized. One scene...
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The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
Author: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
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[Theater commercial--Flash cleaner]
Author: Afi/Keene State College Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Film advertisement for Flash Cleaner, "cleans the hands and homes of millions." Features triple-exposure shots appealing to both the factory mechanic and the housewife.
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[Theater commercial--Warner's corsets]
Author: Afi/Raes (Walter K. And Marika A.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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A fictionalized story of "Warner's fashionable rust-proof corsets, guaranteed not to rust, break or tear." On the way to bed, a little girl spies her mother's corset and tries it on in front of a mirror. Her younger brother tries to grab it from her, and the two wrestle over the corset as they move into the bathroom. Still fighting for the corset, the...
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[Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator
Author: Afi/Kalinowski (Eugene) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.
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Land of the free
Author: Weeks, Al - Pelletier, Vincent - Wilding Picture Productions - Chrysler Corporation. Dodge Division - Wilding Picture Productions. Distribution Department
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Presents the panoply of American history, the richness of American human and natural resources, and the greatness of American freedoms. Reviews the country's industrial and agriculture wealth and relates the stories of people who strive to capitalize on it. Lists the nation's share of the world's production of goods and consumption of resources. Hails the freedom of travel in the U.S. and the American...
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Interior N.Y. subway, 14th St. to 42nd St.
Author: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today's...
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Parade, fiftieth anniversary, Atlantic City, N.J.
Author: Waters, Percival L. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Shows a parade held in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of Atlantic City in 1854. Includes views of patriotic floats, a U.S. Army Drum and Bugle Corps, and the men and equipment of the Atlantic City Fire Department.
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Coney Island at night
Author: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Shows concessions at Thompson and Dundy's Luna Park and Dreamland on Coney Island. Taken at night by the light of the concessions themselves. Shows both close-up and distance shots, elevated and at street level. The titles of the film could have been photographed on the spot, however, they seem to have been contrived for this film by the use of stop-action photography.
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Skirmish between Russian and Japanese advance guards
Author: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Renactment of a skirmish that was likely to have occurred in the Russo-Japanese War. Opens with an establishing scene entitled "A Japanese outpost on the Yalu River," which shows the Japanese soldiers of the infantry outpost doing rifle drills and raising the flag. Following scenes are entitled "The Attack," "The Capture," and "The Retreat". In them, the Japanese fire their cannon; the Russian infantry...
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Mystic Shriner's Day, Dreamland, Coney Island
Author: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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A parade of Mystic Shriners in ritual costumes and traditional hats, carrying a banner reading "Mecca"; some walk, some are mounted on horses, a few ride on camels and on one elephant. Many men and women in street dress walk casually in the parade. Single camera position from high angle.
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Native woman washing a Negro baby in Nassau, B.I.
Author: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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A woman puts a toddler-aged boy into a washtub outdoors and vigorously washes him; camera pans left to show other women and children who scatter.
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On a good old 5 [cent] trolley ride
Author: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Amusing characters board an unsteady trolley at each stop, and then abandon the streetcar in order to chase a man who brought on board a basket full of snakes that got loose. A goose gets involved in the chase, and is stolen by a tramp.The chase ends when the crowd arrives at a stream that the tramp has already crossed, with the goose under...
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Poor John
Author: Porter, Edwin S. - Vesta Victoria - Belcher-Waterson Amusement Co. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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Vesta Victoria, a British music hall entertainer, enters a stage and appears to sing the popular tune "Poor John," (composer Henry E. Pether; lyricist, Fred W. Leigh), using gestures to illustrate the lyrics.
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Empire State Express, the second, taking water on the fly
Author: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Source: Library of Congress - National Screening Room
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"The second Empire State Express, behind a 4-4-2 Atlantic locomotive, demonstrates how to take water on the fly by scooping it out of a pan set between the railroad tracks"--George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 35.
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