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Brigadier General Harvey Graham of Co. B, 1st Iowa Infantry Regiment and 22nd Iowa Infantry Regiment in uniform

Brigadier General Harvey Graham of Co. B, 1st Iowa Infantry Regiment a...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Gen. Wm. A. Pile

Gen. Wm. A. Pile

Photograph shows Union General William A. Pile, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Title from item. Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Brigadier General Adam Badeau of 4th Regular Army Infantry Regiment and Aide-de-Camp U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment in uniform

Brigadier General Adam Badeau of 4th Regular Army Infantry Regiment an...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Brigadier General Eleazer A. Paine, Colonel of the 9th Illinois Infantry Regiment, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, in uniform

Brigadier General Eleazer A. Paine, Colonel of the 9th Illinois Infant...

Title devised by Library staff. On negative sleeve: "Brig. Gen. Eleazer A. Paine, USA, born in Ohio, 1815, Col. 9th Ill. Inf., personal friend of Pres. Lincoln." Forms part of Civil War glass negative collectio... more

Major General William Henry Chase Whiting of 1st Confederate States Engineers Regiment and General and Staff Confederate States Infantry Regiment in uniform

Major General William Henry Chase Whiting of 1st Confederate States En...

Title devised by Library staff. Film copy negative: LC-B8171-3241X. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Photograph shows financier Andrew Carnegie, three-quarter-length portrait, seated, facing front. Title from item. Film copy negative: LC-BH82701-1584. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of... more

John H. Richard's Studio

John H. Richard's Studio

Description: John H. Richard's studio in the East Range of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Richard was a French-born scientific illustrator and is seen here, approximately a year before his death, paintin... more

Nyastaranga
Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Använd av professor Helmer Bäckström som föreläsningsmaterial. Bäckström var Sveriges första professor i fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan i Stockholm 1948-1958.Exempel på rörliga bilder. Brottande män av Muybridge# Animal Locomotion 1887.

Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska ...

Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Använd av professor Helmer Bäckström som föreläsningsmaterial. Bäckström var Sveriges första professor i fotografi vid Kungliga T... more

[Newark athlete.

[Newark athlete.

Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film. Film reoriented by Gordon Hendricks. Camera, W.K.L. Dickson and William... more

Buffalo dance /

Buffalo dance /

Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the d... more

Imperial Japanese dance /

Imperial Japanese dance /

"A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog. Copyright: no reg. Performers: Sarashe Sisters. Ca... more

Labor Day parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Labor Day parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Photograph shows parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in the vicinity of Kernan's Lyceum theater and unfinished post office building. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Li... more

Band drill /

Band drill /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: From "Milk White Flag." Marching band with leader at the head. Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Frank Baldwin (Steele Ayers, the bandmaster), Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad.... more

Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 /

Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 /

"Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sn... more

Carmencita /

Carmencita /

Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Ed... more

Luis Martinetti /

Luis Martinetti /

"Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings"--Raff & Gammon price list. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. Film... more

The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) /

Professor Welton presents an amusing fight between two trained cats wearing boxing gloves. Copyright: no reg. Featuring: Henry Welton. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:20 at 27 fps. Additional holdings for th... more

Robetta and Doretto, no. 2

Robetta and Doretto, no. 2

"The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue. Copyright: no reg. Performers: Phil Doretto, Robetta. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. Filmed around November 26, 1894... more

Bucking broncho /

Bucking broncho /

From Raff & Gammon price list: An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." 15.00. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A cowboy riding an unruly "bronco." From Ediso... more

Sandow /

Sandow /

10777 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. Accordin... more

Glenroy Bros.

Glenroy Bros.

From Raff & Gammon price list: Farcical pugilists in costume. 15.00. Copyright: no reg. Performers: Glenroy Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. MAVIS 180327. Filmed October 6, 1894, in Ed... more

Caicedo (with pole) /

Caicedo (with pole) /

"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan ... more

Hadj Cheriff /

Hadj Cheriff /

Copyright: no reg. Performer: Hadji L. Cheriff. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 179351. Filmed October 6, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Available also through the Library of Congr... more

Leonard-Cushing fight /

Leonard-Cushing fight /

From Edison films catalog: 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 bl... more

The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene. Copyright: no reg. Robert Thomae (Mary). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15... more

[Dickson experimental sound film] /

[Dickson experimental sound film] /

Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. This LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist. Sho... more

Princess Ali /

Princess Ali /

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. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali.... more

Herald Square /

Herald Square /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Showing "Herald" building, street and elevated railroad. Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:11 at 24 fps. MAVIS 214311. Filmed May 11, 1896, in New York City.... more

American falls from above, American side /

American falls from above, American side /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows glittering ice background and a group of photographers preparing to take pictures. 67877 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Dec1896; 67877. Camera, Willi... more

Sandow

Sandow

Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his chest, looking off scree... more

Shooting the chutes /

Shooting the chutes /

"A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue. Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:23 at 30 fps. Filmed June 18-23, 1896, at Bergen Beach, Coney Islan... more

Interrupted lovers /

Interrupted lovers /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Another instance where "the course of true love never runs smooth." From Edison films catalog: The watchful father disturbs a dream of bliss, and the bucolic lover is taught a l... more

A morning alarm /

A morning alarm /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the pranci... more

Amy Muller /

Amy Muller /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful fantastic toe dance. A good subject colored. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Amy Muller. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. MAVIS 180344; Amy Muller. Fil... more

Feeding the doves /

Feeding the doves /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: A farm yard picture, showing a young girl and her baby sister scattering grain to the doves and chickens. The fluttering birds and excited fowls give an abundance of action to ... more

The burning stable /

The burning stable /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: Shows a barn actually in flames, from which four horses and a burning wagon are rescued by firemen and stable hands. The scene is exciting, full of action from beginning to end... more

Passaic Falls /

Passaic Falls /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J. Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:19 at 30 fps. MAVIS 183875. Filmed ca. July 1896... more

May Irwin kiss /

May Irwin kiss /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown. From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin t... more

A morning bath /

A morning bath /

An African American mother is shown giving her struggling child a bath. She thrusts him, kicking and struggling, into a tub of foaming suds. 60142 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31Oct1896; 6... more

Leander Sisters /

Leander Sisters /

The Leander Sisters perform a clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. One sister appears to be dr... more

Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /

Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. /

"The world famous hotel, with crowded piazzas, which forms the background, is one of the best in the State of Califonia and is the principal stop for tourists en route to the famous Lick Observatory. The pictur... more

Admiral cigarette /

Admiral cigarette /

In front of a large backdrop with the words "Admiral Cigarette" are four people in costume: Uncle Sam, a clergyman, an Indian, and a businessman. To their left is a very large Admiral Cigarette box, that breaks... more

Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

"The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad come... more

Launch of life boat /

Launch of life boat /

"Pacific Coast Life Saving Service series: These subjects are illustrative of the work performed by the Life Saving Corps of the United States Government, and show the methods in vogue at one of the most import... more

Surf at Monterey /

Surf at Monterey /

"The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into the air. Exceptionally fine water effects. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 105. "Southern Pacific Company Series: The Southern P... more

Charity ball

Charity ball

A man in formal dinner clothes and a woman in a white ruffled dress with a flower corsage and white shoes execute various dance steps designed as exhibition dancing. The set is bare, without backdrops or props.... more

S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across the Pacific. The boat shows large and clear with smoke coming from the stack. In the foreground is a constantl... more

Launch of surf boat

Launch of surf boat

"The crew of seven dressed in cork jackets, push the boat through the surf; they clamber in and row out to the wreck. 50 ft."--Edison films catalog. "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service series: These subjects are... more

Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise date of this film and the arrest charge are uncertain. It is possible that the arrest was co... more

Pillow fight /

Pillow fight /

"A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads... more

Seminary girls /

Seminary girls /

"A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. 50 foot strip"--Edison films catalog. 248... more

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

Sound: This moving image content is silent, and was created without sound or a soundtrack. Summary: Filmed record of 1897 title match between James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City, Nevada on St. P... more

Stanford University, California /

Stanford University, California /

"Taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. The view shows an immense arch in the background through which are seen coming groups of studen... more

Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

"Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan c... more

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

"Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder... more

Crissie Sheridan

Crissie Sheridan

A woman in a white gown performs a skirt dance, using her arms to produce circles and other patterns within the folds of her costume. Her legs and feet appear to be bare. 60590 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: ... more

Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

Loading baggage for Klondike, no. 6 /

"This was the first ship sailing for the Klondike from Seattle during the gold rush of 1897. The picture shows the excitement and enthusiasm that attended the great Klondike exodus. Crowds of anxious gold seeke... more

Bowery waltz /

Bowery waltz /

"Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous Bowery dance. The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduc... more

Fisherman's luck /

Fisherman's luck /

"Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 52618 U.S. Copyright O... more

Giant coal dumper /

Giant coal dumper /

"Erie Railroad Series: The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the cou... more

Lurline Baths /

Lurline Baths /

"A large indoor swimming pool can be seen. The camera was directed toward a slide from which people can be seen entering the pool in rapid succession"--Early motion pictures. "At San Francisco. The main feature... more

The first sleigh-ride /

The first sleigh-ride /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters. 3846 U.S. Copyrigh... more

Fishing smacks /

Fishing smacks /

Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. From a single camera position, several small fishing vessels can be seen tied to the Wharf. Several men unload fis... more

Single harness horses

Single harness horses

"Shows ten horses hitched to fashionable carts driven past the judges and grandstand to show their style, action and high-stepping movements. Among the drivers, Charles F. (Fatty ) Bates, the noted whip, shows ... more

Buffalo stockyards /

Buffalo stockyards /

"A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into the yards, where they are sold and distributed"--Edison films catalog. 43408 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July189... more

Cattle driven to slaughter /

Cattle driven to slaughter /

"A herd of long-horn cattle being driven through the Chicago stock yard gates to the slaughter house, where 280 of the animals are killed every hour of the day"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue. Part of the Erie Rai... more

Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

"A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars to the slaughter beds. The sheep, pressed by the driver and frightened by the surroundings and confusion, move very fast"--Maguire & Baucus catal... more

Cupid and Psyche /

Cupid and Psyche /

"An original dance by the Leander Sisters, performed at the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal. One is dressed as Cupid, with the accompanying wings, bow and arrow; the other represents Psyche. The dance is full o... more

Capsize of lifeboat /

Capsize of lifeboat /

"Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. ... more

First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 /

First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 /

"Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet."--Edison fi... more

Waterfall in the Catskills /

Waterfall in the Catskills /

"Beautiful water effects at Haines' Falls, a most picturesque and charming mountain cataract. The wild and rugged surroundings are very impressive. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 43413 U.S. Copyright Office Co... more

Dancing darkey boy

Dancing darkey boy

In this outside scene, a small African American boy--dressed in a cap, leggings, and suit with short pants--dances on a table or other flat, raised surface. Surrounding and encouraging him with hand claps is a ... more

S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

S.S. "Williamette" leaving for Klondike /

"Shows the steamer backing out from the docks of the Northern Pacific R.R. Co. at Seattle Wash., with its immense load of passengers waving adieux to relatives and friends"--F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalog. 60556 U.... more

Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

Racing at Sheepshead Bay /

"The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 43414 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43414. ... more

[Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidentified works].

[Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidentified work...

Police are seen mounting a horse-drawn police wagon. Copyright: unknown. Previously misidentified as the 1897 Edison film, Police patrol wagon. However, footage does not match Maguire & Baucus summary or photo ... more

Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

"Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. It is seen first in the distance and approaches and passes by the camera. As it takes less than 30 seconds to show this 50 foot strip on a Proj... more

Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

Horses loading for Klondike, no. 9 /

"The wharf is crowded with live stock, and the huge derrick slowly drops the large box or sling into the bunch. Into this cradle a horse is led, and is slowly hoisted and swung over to the deck of the steamer. ... more

S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel away from the dock and slowly turning. The vessel is seen to good advantage, the four masts, smokestack and hull being faithfully reproduced. Clouds of smoke pour o... more

Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

"One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh ti... more

The sea lions' home

The sea lions' home

"The famous Seal Rocks at Golden Gate Park are here shown. Sea lions in their wild state are lying on the rocks and swimming and diving in the water. 50 ft."--Edison films catalog. "Pacific Coast Life Saving Se... more

Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago /

Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago /

"The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "Erie Rail... more

Sutro Baths /

Sutro Baths /

"Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with much amusement; also a toboggan slide. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "A large indoor swimming pool is shown, as well as... more

Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

"The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, the gift of James Lick, of Pennsylvania, was constructed at a cost of $700,000, being equipped with one of the mos... more

Fisherman's Wharf /

Fisherman's Wharf /

"Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear ... more

Hotel Del Monte /

Hotel Del Monte /

"Shows a party of tourists at this famous resort; located in Monterey, Cal., on the Southern Pacific Railroad. The magnificence of its surroundings is clearly shown. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "Southern Pa... more

Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

Parade of marines, U.S. cruiser "Brooklyn" /

"First comes the famous Marine Band of the "Brooklyn," with the mascot goat alongside the bass drum. The 300 Marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company. 150 feet"--Edison films... more

President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders /

President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders /

From the Biograph picture catalogue: 29 feet. This picture shows Col. Roosevelt, accompanied by Lieut. Greenway and other prominent officers of the Rough Riders, galloping up to his headquarters, where he dismo... more

Freight train /

Freight train /

"The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificen... more

Union Iron Works /

Union Iron Works /

"Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21. "Southern P... more

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Shows the departure from San Francisco of two troop ships, the S.S. Australia and the S.S. City of Sydney, bound for Manila during the Spanish-American War. The first ship shown is the Australia with many troop... more

Cuban ambush /

Cuban ambush /

"From the upper windows of a ruined mill the Cubans fire at a scouting party of Spaniards, who return the volley. Fine smoke effects. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 46695 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thoma... more

Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cu... more

Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

Blanket-tossing a new recruit /

"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 38240 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright... more

N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" /

"Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she ... more

"Vizcaya" under full headway /

"Vizcaya" under full headway /

"A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's skyscrapers. In this picture ... more

Ella Lola, a la Trilby

Ella Lola, a la Trilby

A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed i... more