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Silent Movie Stars

Silent film actors and productions of 1910-1940Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1915
Josie's Declaration of Independence (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses
The height of the silent movie era (the 1910s-1920s) was a period of artistic innovation. Silent film stars had to use their faces to express every emotion — a skill that was lost on most actors when talkies replaced silent movies. Several silent stars including Wallace Beery, Shearer, Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, and Janet Gaynor made a successful transition to talkies.
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Herbert G. Ponting and his camera / H.G.P.

Herbert G. Ponting and his camera / H.G.P.

Photograph shows Herbert G. Ponting, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, with movie(?) camera on tripod, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181346 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1913 May 12,... More

[Herbert Brenon & Alla Nazimova examining a movie camera, Aug. 9, 1916 - half-length, standing, right profile]

[Herbert Brenon & Alla Nazimova examining a movie camera, Aug. 9, 1916...

Photo copyrighted by Bain News Service, N.Y.C. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracin... More

Morris Levine, 212 Park Street. 11 years old and sells papers every day--been selling five years. Makes 50 cents Sundays and 30 cents other days.  Location: Burlington, Vermont / Lewis W. Hine.

Morris Levine, 212 Park Street. 11 years old and sells papers every da...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of city street life, vendor, shop sign, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Silent movie star in SD 5 - Public domain portrait photograph

Silent movie star in SD 5 - Public domain portrait photograph

From SDASM's Naval Aviation in San Diego and North Island Collection..Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive ( http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/library/stillimages.html )

The right church but the wrong pew
Falling in love - Public domain sheet music scan
Give me the Hudson shore - Public domain sheet music scan
Good-bye boys - Public domain sheet music scan
The Cheat (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Cheat (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Coming of Gretchen (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

The Coming of Gretchen (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain image of coupe, engagement, family, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Country Parson (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Country Parson (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

I want to learn to "jazz" dance
Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Just Mother (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Just Mother (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theatrical production crew, actors and actresses, group portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Maid In Swedan (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Maid In Swedan (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theatrical production, cabaret, musical, performance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Maid In Swedan (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Maid In Swedan (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theatrical or movie production, scene, actors, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a crowd, event, meeting, demonstration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Wanted a House (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Wanted a House (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Where the Forest Ends (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Where the Forest Ends (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

George Kleine presents, The Last Days of Pompeii, a spectacular photo-drama / The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y.

George Kleine presents, The Last Days of Pompeii, a spectacular photo-...

Motion picture poster for "The Last Days of Pompeii" shows erupting volcano.

[Majestic Theatre, Detroit, Mich.], Motion Picture Theaters

[Majestic Theatre, Detroit, Mich.], Motion Picture Theaters

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historic building in Detroit, Michigan, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Good night / D'Artois., Motion Picture Theaters

Good night / D'Artois., Motion Picture Theaters

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with an Art Nouveau design. "No. B 16." Copyright claimant: The Electro Mechanical Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Advertise your business on this screen and get results. See the manager

Advertise your business on this screen and get results. See the manage...

Photo shows a cow and pansy flowers. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved... More

Loud talking or whistling not allowed

Loud talking or whistling not allowed

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame. J170028 U.S. Copyright Office... More

If annoyed when here, please tell the management

If annoyed when here, please tell the management

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame.

June i.e. Jane & Kath. Lee - Public domain portrait photograph

June i.e. Jane & Kath. Lee - Public domain portrait photograph

Photograph shows child movie stars Jane Lee (1912-1957), dressed as a nurse and her sister Katherine Lee (1909-1968), dressed as a soldier, at the automobile fashion show, Sheepshead Bay Speedway, New York City... More

Burr McIntosh - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Burr McIntosh - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Photograph probably shows William Burr McIntosh (1862-1942) who was a movie studio owner, silent film actor, photographer and a pioneer in the early film and radio business. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014)

Charlie Chaplin and Sousa - movie film screenshot

Charlie Chaplin and Sousa - movie film screenshot

Public domain photograph of an actor, movie film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The lost battalion - Public domain photogrpaph

The lost battalion - Public domain photogrpaph

Based on the experiences of soldiers in the American 77th Infantry Division, about 550 of whom were isolated and surrounded by the Germans during the Battle of the Argonne in World War I. The men suffered from ... More

Vilia : song - Public domain sheet music scan
Heaven will protect the working girl : (a burlesque ballad)
Bumble bee - Public domain sheet music scan
Beautiful girl - Public domain sheet music scan
There was a time - Public domain sheet music scan
At the ball, that's all - Public domain sheet music scan
The Cowardly Way (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Cowardly Way (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of 19th-century vintage card, vintage travel, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Feudists (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

The Feudists (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Josie's Legacy (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Josie's Legacy (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain image of children, kids, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Love and Politics (cinema 1912) - actors & actresses

Love and Politics (cinema 1912) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of music festival, band, orchestra, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Perils of Pauline (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Perils of Pauline (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theatrical production, cabaret, musical, performance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Raja Harischandra (Cinema 1913) [Indian] - actors & actresses

Raja Harischandra (Cinema 1913) [Indian] - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Portrett, Sarah Bernhardt, filmstjerne, skuespiller mm. Kristianiabesøk i 1902.

Portrett, Sarah Bernhardt, filmstjerne, skuespiller mm. Kristianiabesø...

Public domain photograph of 19th-century Norwegian female, studio photography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Portrett, Sarah Bernhardt, filmstjerne, skuespiller mm. Kristian... More

Good night, Motion Picture Theaters

Good night, Motion Picture Theaters

Photo shows a woman yawning in her night clothes while holding a lit candle. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograp... More

Partner Patter Purveyors during World War I

Partner Patter Purveyors during World War I

This image shows two entertainers on a stage, apparently in the middle of a stand-up comic turn. Both are in dark suits. One has a red clown's nose and a bowler hat. He is wearing dancing shoes, so probably did... More

Beverly of Graustark - movie film screenshot

Beverly of Graustark - movie film screenshot

Beverly Calhoun is invited by her friend, Princess Yestive of Graustark, to pay her a visit. On her journey, she is waylaid by bandits, and becomes entangled in the political problems of a neighboring country, ... More

[Members of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation: left to right: Jesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor, Samuel Goldwyn, Cecil B. DeMlle and Al Kaufman]

[Members of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation: left to right: Jesse...

No. 1715-24Z. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Beatrice Barefacts - Public domain sheet music scan
I'm after Madame Tetrazzini's job
Black berryin' to-day - Public domain sheet music scan
Simple melody - Public domain sheet music scan
In Florida among the palms - Public domain sheet music scan
Courage and the Man (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Courage and the Man (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Curse of the Desert (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Curse of the Desert (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of military personnel, army, militia, infantry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Doctor's Orders (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

The Doctor's Orders (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph - performance, burlesque, dance, cabaret, operetta, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Harvest (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Josie's Coney Island Nightmare (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Josie's Coney Island Nightmare (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Josie's Coney Island Nightmare (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Josie's Coney Island Nightmare (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of camp, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Josie's Declaration of Independence (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Josie's Declaration of Independence (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain image of a woman, nurse, caring, hospital, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

The Lamb (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Lamb (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain image of personnel, army, group of people in uniform, parade, historic place, military activity, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of military personnel, army, militia, infantry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain image of personnel, army, group of people in uniform, parade, historic place, military activity, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Old Heidelberg (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Setting the Style (Cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Setting the Style (Cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of meeting, discussion, group of people, political event, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Wanted a House (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Wanted a House (Cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Poster - Three friends, Movie Poster - Public domain lithograph

Poster - Three friends, Movie Poster - Public domain lithograph

Motion picture poster for "Three Friends" shows three men clasping hands while sitting at a table in a bar.

The Rustler's reformation, Movie Poster

The Rustler's reformation, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "The rustler's reformation" shows cowboy with arm around woman. Copyright 1913 by Selig Polyscope Co. A Selig western drama.

En båt vid bryggan, 6 personer.
"Adieu Julia"

En båt vid bryggan, 6 personer. "Adieu Julia"

En båt vid bryggan, 6 personer. "Adieu Julia" Public domain photograph of ship deck, boarding people, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Don't forget your umbrella or other parcels

Don't forget your umbrella or other parcels

Photo shows a woman holding an umbrella while crossing a wet street. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and t... More

Chas. Charlie Chaplin, George Grantham Bain Collection

Chas. Charlie Chaplin, George Grantham Bain Collection

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... More

Warren G. Harding, movie operator

Warren G. Harding, movie operator

Public domain historical photo, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bob's Love Affair (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Bob's Love Affair (Cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Always leave them laughing when you say good-bye
My hero - Public domain sheet music scan
Good-bye my tango : (New York what's the matter with you)
The moving man - Public domain sheet music scan
There's rag time in the air - Public domain sheet music scan
My arabian maid - Public domain sheet music scan
That's the kind of a baby for me
The Country Parson (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Country Parson (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain image of a living room, salon, office, late 19th-century interior, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

The Doctor's Orders (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

The Doctor's Orders (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of 19th-century vintage card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Don Quijote (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of 19th-century vintage card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Flaming Hearts (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Flaming Hearts (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bells - Public domain sheet music scan
John Tobin's Sweetheart (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

John Tobin's Sweetheart (cinema 1913) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Just Mother (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Just Mother (cinema 1914) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Little White Violet (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

The Little White Violet (cinema 1915) - actors & actresses

Picryl description: Public domain image of a woman, nurse, caring, hospital, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

The Miracle (cinema 1913) [Sweden] - actors & actresses

The Miracle (cinema 1913) [Sweden] - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of picnic, leisure time, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Public domain photo of a couple, love, romance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Public domain photo of a couple, love, romance, free to use, no copyri...

Public domain photo of a couple, engagement, love, romance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Two Women (cinema 1915?) - actors & actresses

Two Women (cinema 1915?) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Two Women (cinema 1915?) - actors & actresses

Two Women (cinema 1915?) - actors & actresses

Public domain photograph of movie actress, film scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Class in "Movies" - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Class in "Movies" - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Public domain historical photo, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Two men using a movie camera indoors]

[Two men using a movie camera indoors]

Public domain photograph of Middle East, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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