The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Topic

motion pictures

5,939 media by topicpage 1 of 60
William Clarke and Bert Bragdon

William Clarke and Bert Bragdon

Black and white photo of William Clarke, foreman, standing on wagon, and Bert Bragdon, general foreman, standing at left, part of crew of Elmer Clifton Productions during filming of "Down to the Sea in Ships" i... More

Scene from Down to the Sea in Ships

Scene from Down to the Sea in Ships

Black and white photo of groups of people in 19th century costume waving to a whaling ship docking at pier; whale oil barrels lying on sides are in foreground; numerous horse-drawn carriages interspersed among ... More

Berliner acid baths motion picture
Motorized gramophone motion picture

Motorized gramophone motion picture

Mounted on card. Originally housed in Joseph Sanders Collection Box 5.

Berliner home motion picture
Poem in German motion picture
HMV logo motion picture

HMV logo motion picture

Originally grouped in Brown Berliner photo box, item 24. List description: "HMV logo on paper." Mounted on 8.5 x 11 in. sheet of paper.

The Multiphone motion picture

The Multiphone motion picture

Originally grouped in Brown Berliner photo box, item 14. List description: "Neg. no. 23456-1: six disc playback system"

Counter-weighted cutter motion picture

Counter-weighted cutter motion picture

Originally grouped in Brown Berliner photo box, item 5.

Berliner family motion picture

Berliner family motion picture

Originally housed in Joseph Sanders Collection Box 5. Mounted on card. Smaller print of item 120010303.

First Bell Telephone motion picture

First Bell Telephone motion picture

Attached caption: "10. First Bell Telephone, June 1875."

E.B. in 1872 motion picture

E.B. in 1872 motion picture

Written on front: "1872." Attached caption: "17. E.B. in 1872."

Animal Locomotion - side view of old man walking (pl. 555)

Animal Locomotion - side view of old man walking (pl. 555)

Plates of motion picture still frames, copyrighted by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Animal locomotion; PI WORKS; Motion Pictures; Shelf.... More

Animal Locomotion: [24 frames of hands clasping, plate 533]

Animal Locomotion: [24 frames of hands clasping, plate 533]

Motion picture sequenced photographic plate by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Title from item. Caption card tracings: Motion pictures; Rear views.

Animal Locomotion: [20 frames of naked man walking - rear and rt. profile views; plate 443]

Animal Locomotion: [20 frames of naked man walking - rear and rt. prof...

Motion picture sequenced photographic plate by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Motion pictures; Rear views. Title from item.

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. 12-frame motion picture of 2 men boxing. Composite of 12 photoprints copyr... More

[Horse in motion, jumping]

[Horse in motion, jumping]

Detail (2 frames) of motion picture still plates photographed and copyrighted by Eadweard Muybridge. Plate 640. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Animal locomot... More

[Horse in motion, galloping]

[Horse in motion, galloping]

Detail (2 frames) of motion picture still plates photographed and copyrighted by Eadweard Muybridge. Plate 631. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Animal locomot... More

[Animal Locomotion. Motion-picture frames: 3 sequences of woman pitching pail of water]

[Animal Locomotion. Motion-picture frames: 3 sequences of woman pitchi...

Plate 404, copyrighted by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Title from item Caption card tracings: Animal locomotion; Motion pictures; PI; Shelf.

Animal Locomotion: [24 frames of hand drawing chalk circle, plate 532]

Animal Locomotion: [24 frames of hand drawing chalk circle, plate 532]

Motion picture sequenced photographic plate by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Title from item. Caption card tracings: Motion pictures; Rear views.

[Newark athlete. motion picture

[Newark athlete. motion picture

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

Steeple jack risks life for safety Robert Burns, "Steeple Jack" and painter of lofty buildings, volunteered for a dangerous job in making motion pictures to teach safety. To show how accidents happen through thoughtlessness, he allowed himself to fall from the top of this high smoke stack. He was saved by ropes attached to springs fastened to his body
Band drill / motion picture

Band drill / motion picture

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

Sandow / - vaudeville film motion picture

Sandow / - vaudeville film motion picture

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

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

Glenroy Bros. motion picture

Glenroy Bros. motion picture

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

Bucking broncho / motion picture

Bucking broncho / motion picture

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

Hadj Cheriff / motion picture

Hadj Cheriff / motion picture

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

Buffalo dance / coat of arms

Buffalo dance / coat of arms

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

Carmencita / motion picture

Carmencita / motion picture

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

Feeding the doves / motion picture

Feeding the doves / motion picture

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

May Irwin kiss / motion picture

May Irwin kiss / motion picture

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

Interrupted lovers / motion picture

Interrupted lovers / motion picture

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 / motion picture

A morning alarm / motion picture

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

Sandow motion picture

Sandow motion picture

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

Passaic Falls / motion picture

Passaic Falls / motion picture

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

Herald Square / motion picture

Herald Square / motion picture

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

Shooting the chutes / motion picture

Shooting the chutes / motion picture

"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

The burning stable / motion picture

The burning stable / motion picture

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

A morning bath / motion picture

A morning bath / motion picture

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

[Motion picture device]

[Motion picture device]

26454 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Donaldson Brothers.

Amy Muller / motion picture

Amy Muller / motion picture

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

Fishing smacks / motion picture

Fishing smacks / motion picture

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

Surf at Monterey / motion picture

Surf at Monterey / motion picture

"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

Lurline Baths / motion picture

Lurline Baths / motion picture

"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

Dancing darkey boy motion picture

Dancing darkey boy motion picture

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

McKinley taking the oath of office

McKinley taking the oath of office

Frame from the first motion picture record of a Presidential inauguration. 1897. Photo copyrighted by Thomas Edison. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Motion pi... More

Sutro Baths / motion picture

Sutro Baths / motion picture

"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

Wonders motion picture

Wonders motion picture

Essay describing the wonders that are found in everyday occurrences of science principles. Typescript copy of original. Copy 1.

Pillow fight / motion picture

Pillow fight / motion picture

"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

Hotel Del Monte / motion picture

Hotel Del Monte / motion picture

"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

Stanford University, California / motion picture

Stanford University, California / motion picture

"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

Bowery waltz / motion picture

Bowery waltz / motion picture

"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

Charity ball motion picture

Charity ball motion picture

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

Admiral cigarette / motion picture

Admiral cigarette / motion picture

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

Giant coal dumper / motion picture

Giant coal dumper / motion picture

"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

Seminary girls / motion picture

Seminary girls / motion picture

"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

Fisherman's Wharf / motion picture

Fisherman's Wharf / motion picture

"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

Capsize of lifeboat / motion picture

Capsize of lifeboat / motion picture

"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

Buffalo stockyards / motion picture

Buffalo stockyards / motion picture

"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

Fisherman's luck / motion picture

Fisherman's luck / motion picture

"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

McKinley and party / motion picture

McKinley and party / motion picture

"This picture has been very popular wherever it has been shown on the Biograph. To begin with, the film is unusually fine photographically, and the picture is taken from a point of view which shows the immense ... More

After launching / motion picture

After launching / motion picture

"Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, he... More

Freight train / motion picture

Freight train / motion picture

"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

Shooting captured insurgents / motion picture

Shooting captured insurgents / motion picture

"A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 46696 U.S. Copyright O... More

Cuban volunteers embarking / motion picture

Cuban volunteers embarking / motion picture

Men carrying rifles and bedrolls boarding ship via gangway. 38246 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22June1898; 38246. Original main title lacking. Date is copyright and production date; unable... More

U.S. battleship "Oregon" / motion picture

U.S. battleship "Oregon" / motion picture

"This picture of the pride of the United States Navy was made on the occasion of the Peace Jubilee in New York City, and was taken from a tug passing the warship on its way up the North River. The entire crew a... More

Procession of floats / motion picture

Procession of floats / motion picture

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet l... More

Parade of Chinese / motion picture

Parade of Chinese / motion picture

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four ... More

Bound for the Klondike Gold Fields, Chilcoot Pass, Alaska

Bound for the Klondike Gold Fields, Chilcoot Pass, Alaska

Large group of prospectors on mountain path; restaurant and people with supplies in foregrd. Stereo copyrighted by B.L. Singley (Keystone View Co.). No. 9191. The Keystone View Company produced more than 100 st... More

Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

"Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. The background shows the white dome of the tomb on the hill crest"--Edison films catalog. 52048 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison... More

Karina motion picture

Karina motion picture

On a bare stage with a black background stands a woman with short, curly hair, wearing a dark dress with a sleeveless top, low-cut bodice, mid-calf length skirt, and layers of petticoats. Smiling at the camera,... More

Major General Shafter / motion picture

Major General Shafter / motion picture

"The commander of the 5th Army Corps rides forward with a party of officers. He wears a white helmet, a broad expanse of shirt bosom and a general air of avoirdupois. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 46694 U.S. ... More

War correspondents / motion picture

War correspondents / motion picture

"Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable o... More

Native daughters / motion picture

Native daughters / motion picture

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the wi... More

Sleighing scene / motion picture

Sleighing scene / motion picture

"A view taken on the West Side Drive in Central Park. Shows a continuous stream of handsome rigs and turnouts passing in both directions. Pedestrians watch the gay carnival. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. 7346... More

Colored troops disembarking / motion picture

Colored troops disembarking / motion picture

"The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme... More

Roosevelt's Rough Riders / motion picture

Roosevelt's Rough Riders / motion picture

"A charge full of cowboy enthusiasm by Troop "I," the famous regiment, at Tampa, before its departure for the front"--Biograph picture catalogue. H32832 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: American Mutoscope & Bio... More

Union Iron Works / motion picture

Union Iron Works / motion picture

"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

Soldiers washing dishes / motion picture

Soldiers washing dishes / motion picture

Some men in military uniform, others in civilian clothes, bringing cups and cutlery to wash, tents and building in background. Actual washing not shown. 38243 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison;... More

Launching, no. 2 / motion picture

Launching, no. 2 / motion picture

"The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [i.e., Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship [Chitose] is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the ... More

Theodore Roosevelt / motion picture

Theodore Roosevelt / motion picture

TR, in formal dress with hat, walks down the steps of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C. and turns and walks toward the stationary camera. The south portico of the White House is visible through trees in... More

Mount Tamalpais R.R. motion picture

Mount Tamalpais R.R. motion picture

The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The first segment of the film was probably shot from the back of a passenger car being pushed up the grade by a locomotive (as was standard practice). ... More

Statue of Liberty / motion picture

Statue of Liberty / motion picture

A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886. 52060 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52060. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton, ... More

Cuban ambush / motion picture

Cuban ambush / motion picture

"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

The ball game / motion picture

The ball game / motion picture

Photographed from one camera position behind home plate, the film shows a baseball game in progress. The Reading pitcher has just let a Newark batter walk to first. He gets up on his toes, ready to head for sec... More

Fougère motion picture

Fougère motion picture

Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of what appears to be clouds or rolling waves. From the left of the frame enters Eugenie Fougère, shot in profile but with her face turned toward the camera. She wears ... More

Love and war / motion picture

Love and war / motion picture

"An illustrated song telling the story of a hero who leaves for the war as a private, is promoted to the rank of captain for bravery in service, meets the girl of his choice, who is a Red Cross nurse on the fie... More

The serenaders motion picture

The serenaders motion picture

Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears to be a clarinet. A young woman a... More

The Astor tramp / motion picture

The Astor tramp / motion picture

"A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the Wm. Waldorf Astor mansion and being discovered comfortably asleep in bed by the lady of the house. Length 100 feet, complete with words of ... More

The dandy Fifth / motion picture

The dandy Fifth / motion picture

"Taken during the land parade in honor of Admiral Dewey, just before the turn into 72nd Street, with Grant's tomb and decorated residences in the background. This entire series of pictures [of the Dewey land pa... More

Jeffries-Sharkey pictures - under the direction of Wm. A. Brady & Thos. O'Rourke

Jeffries-Sharkey pictures - under the direction of Wm. A. Brady & Thos...

Early motion picture poster showing scene from the boxing match between James J. Jeffries and Tom Sharkey on November 3, 1899. Title from item. Caption continues: The greatest motion photographs ever taken by t... More

"Grandrepublic" passing "Columbia" motion picture

"Grandrepublic" passing "Columbia" motion picture

As the film begins, America's Cup defender, Columbia can be seen. From camera right comes a large sidewheel propelled passenger excursion boat, completely obscuring the Columbia; but, as the film ends, the Colu... More

The diving horse motion picture

The diving horse motion picture

Performance of a horse diving from a tower 40 feet high into the water at the Shoot the Chutes pond at Coney Island, New York. The horse leaps into the water, is led out by a man and repeats the trick. 61839 U.... More

Tenderloin at night / motion picture

Tenderloin at night / motion picture

A man walks into a bar in the Tenderloin, where he is greeted enthusiastically by the patrons. The bartender brings a round of drinks for everyone. While one of the women distracts the newcomer, one of the men ... More

U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" / motion picture

U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" / motion picture

"A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. Captain Coghlan stands among a group of officers near the bridge. The "Raleigh" fired the first gun at Manil... More

[Majestic Theatre, Detroit, Mich.], Motion Picture Theaters
White Horse Rapids / motion picture

White Horse Rapids / motion picture

"This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their fla... More

The magician / motion picture

The magician / motion picture

"The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handke... More

Uncle Josh's nightmare / motion picture

Uncle Josh's nightmare / motion picture

"On a set of a man's bedroom, a woman can be seen helping a middle-aged man to retire. As soon as he falls asleep, an apparition appears at the edge of the room. The man begins to grapple with the vision and fe... More

Previous

of 60

Next