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Bucking Broncho
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produced by William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935 (Jersey City, NJ: Thomas A. Edison, 1894), 1 min
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 Edison films catalog: A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular bronc...
produced by William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935 (Jersey City, NJ: Thomas A. Edison, 1894), 1 min
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Charleston Chain-Gang
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produced by Thomas A. Edison (District of Columbia: Thomas A. Edison, 1902), 1 min
Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gestur...
produced by Thomas A. Edison (District of Columbia: Thomas A. Edison, 1902), 1 min
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Esquimaux Leap-Frog
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produced by Thomas A. Edison (District of Columbia: Thomas A. Edison, 1901, originally published 1901), 1 min
The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows buildings resembling igloos on ice floes, in front of which persons clothed as Eskimos play a game of leapfrog. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. This shows several Es...
produced by Thomas A. Edison (District of Columbia: Thomas A. Edison, 1901, originally published 1901), 1 min
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island
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hows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, who have just arrived from Europe, disembarking at Ellis Island, N.Y. The film opens with a view of the steam ferryboat "William Myers," laden with passengers, approaching a dock at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. The vessel is docked, the gang...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, NYC Dumping Wharf
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The film shows a wharf where a barge is being loaded with trash from two-wheeled, horse-drawn wagons. The trash is dumped off the edge of the pier onto the barge, where men with shovels are spreading the piles of debris. The camera pans left to the next barge, where four-wheeled carts are shown dumping excavation...
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New York at the Turn of the Century, Opening of New East River Bridge
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The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the crowd, buildings around the waterfront are seen, and the dignitaries, led by a standard bearer...
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Trapeze Disrobing Act
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produced by Thomas A. Edison (West Orange, NJ: Thomas A. Edison, 1901), 2 mins
Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville show. Two men in rough clothing are visible in a box on the left as a woman sits on a trapeze over the stage. Fully dressed in street clothing, the trapeze artist removes her jacket and hat before performing a flip. She subsequently removes more clothing,...
produced by Thomas A. Edison (West Orange, NJ: Thomas A. Edison, 1901), 2 mins
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William McKinley, Arrival of McKinley's Funeral Train
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In recording this scene the position of our camera was an excellent one, and we present to the public a most perfect picture of the train's arrival. The engine is decorated with crepe to mark the solemnity of this great historical event. As the train stops at the platform great respect for the dead President is sh...
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William McKinley, Execution of Czolgosz
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A detailed reproduction of the execution of the assassin of President McKinley faithfully carried out from the description of an eye witness. The picture is in three scenes. First: Panoramic view of Auburn Prison taken the morning of the electrocution. The picture then dissolves into the corridor of murderer's row...
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