Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    American scrapbook Dramatized incidents show various phases of life in the United States: the use of the centralized traffic control to direct the passing of two trains on a single track; the use of modern transit systems in the mass transportation of people; the enjoyment of fishing as a sport; the quiz program; modern applications of the principle of jet propulsion.
    • Contributor: General Electric Company - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1954
  • Film, Video
    Manchukuo
    Manchuria Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life, shops and trade, the Russian influence in Harbin, the raising of soy beans, schools, and hospitals.
    • Contributor: Bryan, Julien H. (Julien Hequembourg) - Eastman Kodak Company. Teaching Films Division
    • Date: 1938
  • Film, Video
    Americanism wins, Coolidge elected.
    Calvin Coolidge as Governor of Massachusetts, 1919 | Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge and their sons Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Views of Calvin Coolidge in the months surrounding his re-election as Massachusetts Governor, autumn 1919. Close shot of Coolidge, his wife Grace, and their sons John and Calvin, Jr., on porch of their home at 21 Massasoit St., Northampton, Mass.; Coolidge casts his vote in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 3, 1919, possibly in Northampton in the presence of election officials; Coolidge receives from...
    • Contributor: Kinograms Publishing Corp - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    Jamestown Exposition, 1907 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...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
  • Film, Video
    International naval review, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Ships of foreign countries and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet participate in the international naval review which marks the opening of the Jamestown Exposition April 26, 1907. TR, with his family and guests, had traveled from Washington aboard the Presidential yacht Mayflower. As TR passed the rows of anchored ships, flying pennants, bunting, and flags, each greeted him with a twenty-one gun salute. Panoramic shots...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
  • Film, Video
    The Forbidden City, Pekin
    City of Pekin, China, 1903 | Panoramic view of the Forbidden City | Panorama of Forbidden City
    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.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    A day with Thomas A. Edison A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.
    • Contributor: General Electric Company - Bray Studios - Edison Collection (Library of Congress) - Schroeder, A.
    • Date: 1922
  • Film, Video
    The living cell Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "Shows the division and growth of single-celled organisms, including yeast, amoebae, and paramecia, and of progressively more complex organisms, including the hydra and flatworm. Shows tissue cells, ciliated epithelium, and plant and animal cell division"--summary from Educational film/video locator, third edition, volume II, p. 1879.
    • Contributor: Hoke, George Wilson - Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. (Rochester, N.Y.) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc
    • Date: 1945
  • Film, Video
    Ghosts Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A tragedy in which the sins of a father are visited upon his children as revealed in the story of a young man who unknowingly falls in love with his half-sister. When the family doctor, who knows of the father's sordid past, stops the wedding, the son descends into alcoholism, madness and finally, suicide.
    • Contributor: Nicholls, George - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Smith, Russell E. - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Alden, Mary - Blake, Loretta - Filson, Al - Ibsen, Henrik - Majestic Motion Picture Company - Mutual Film Corporation - Afi/Yale University Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Killiam (Paul) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    The river Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s.
    • Contributor: 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)
    • Date: 1938
  • Film, Video
    All my babies...a midwife's own story
    Midwife's own story
    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.
    • Contributor: 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
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    A trip down Market Street before the fire "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...
    • Contributor: Miles Brothers - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 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...
    • Contributor: Afi/Adams (L. F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
    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.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--Flash cleaner]
    Product ads
    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.
    • Contributor: Afi/Keene State College Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 192?
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--Warner's corsets]
    Warner corset advertisement
    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...
    • Contributor: Afi/Raes (Walter K. And Marika A.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?
  • Film, Video
    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator
    Buy an electric refrigerator.
    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.
    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (Eugene) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 5] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 19 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1908. More detailed information on the paper prints in this collection may be found in the Motion Picture and TV Reading Room at the Library of...
    • Contributor: Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 7] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 21 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1905-06. More detailed information on the paper prints in this collection may be found in the Motion Picture and TV Reading Room at the Library of...
    • Contributor: Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 8] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 22 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1908. The press gang, or, a romance in the time of King George III was copyrighted as The press gang, or, a romance of time of...
    • Contributor: Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 9] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 17 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1908. More detailed information on the paper prints in this collection may be found in the Motion Picture and TV Reading Room at the Library of...
    • Contributor: Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Film, Video
    [Vitagraph paper print fragments. No. 13] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyright: each fragment registered separately; copyright information given in content notes. Running time of 24 minutes for digital file includes added titles. All acetate material copied from bromide photographic paper prints deposited as motion picture copyright registrations during 1909. More detailed information on the paper prints in this collection may be found in the Motion Picture and TV Reading Room at the Library of...
    • Contributor: Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Land of the free
    Automotive industry
    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...
    • Contributor: Weeks, Al - Pelletier, Vincent - Wilding Picture Productions - Chrysler Corporation. Dodge Division - Wilding Picture Productions. Distribution Department
    • Date: 1940
  • Film, Video
    Behind your radio dial This program presents a backstage view of radio and television broadcasting. It includes capsule summaries of the departments making up the NBC network organization, scenes of rehearsals and broadcasts by NBC's top stars.
    • Contributor: Montagne, Edward J. - Reisman, Philip H. - Sullivan, Neil - Grauer, Ben - Shulman, Alan - Toscanini, Arturo - RKO-Pathe - National Broadcasting Company
    • Date: 1949
  • Film, Video
    The lost battalion 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 thirst, hunger, and heavy losses, but refused to surrender. As more men were killed and captured, carrier pigeons became the only method of communicating with headquarters. Coming...
    • Contributor: Macmanus, Edward A. - King, Burton - Logue, Charles A. - Ferguson, Helen - Coakley, Marion - Glass, Gaston - Robson, May - Davenport, Blanche - Learn, Bessie - Young, Tammany - D'albrook, Sidney - Macmanus Corporation - W.H. Productions Company
    • Date: 1919