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Most widely held works by Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland.
Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice.
Experimentation and discovery ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films from the first 10 years of medium, including works by Cecil Hepworth, George Howard Cricks, John Howard Martin, Pathé Frères, and the Edison Manufacturing Company.
The great train robbery & other primary works ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films, including works by Eadweard Muybridge, Louis and Auguste Lumière, Georges Méliès' "Le voyage dans la lune", Edwin S. Porter's "The great train robbery" and Segundo de Chomon's "The golden beetle".
Regeneration ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"Based on the autobiographical novel by Owen Kildare, Regeneration follows the rise of a child of the slums from impoverished orphan at age ten to successful Bowery hoodlum at twenty-five. On the vice-ridden streets of New York, however, he rediscovers his forgotten innocence through the encouragement of Mamie Rose, the proprietress of a downtown mission, but must resist the influences of his colleagues to whom he is bound by criminal codes of honor"--Container.
The Edison trials voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in Multiple languages and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co.
Treasures from American film archives 50 preserved films. Program 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 1 of this 4 part series contains 14 films.
Country music pioneers on Edison ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Early cinema primitives and pioneers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A collection of 60 films from the pre-1910 period of cinema, presented with an optional commentary written by film historian, Barry Salt. The films, all preserved at the BFI NFT Archive, have been remastered for this collection. The anthology comes with a new isolated improvised score provided by Neil Brand, Stephen Horne and John Sweeney, pianists at the NFT in London.
Edison diamond-disc records : 1924 catalog and Edison dealers' supplement no. 2125, includes all records issued since 1924 catalog by Inc Thomas A. Edison ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Treasures from American film archives. Program 1 50 preserved films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The 4 part DVD set is an anthology of films from 18 American film archives. Films include documentaries, newsreels, the earliest American movies, avant-garde and independent works, pioneering special effects, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the first hundred years of motion pictures (1893-1985). Program 1 of this 4 part set contains 14 films.
The Origins of cinema. volume 1 [Rare film masterpieces from the Library of Congress ( Visual )
in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Traces the origins of the cinema with early silent films including examples from the Edison Company. Most were photographed by Edwin S. Porter.
A Christmas past vintage holiday films, 1901-1925 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This collection of nine enchanting silent films offers a nostalgic view into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era.
Uncle Tom's cabin (2 versions, 1903 & 1914) the earliest versions of H.B. Stowe's classic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The earliest film versions of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel. Both films explore the story of Tom, Simon Legree, oppressed slaves, and life in the antebellum South. Music added.
Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably later than May 9, the date the facade was demolished. The camera, placed on the east side of 4th Street near Natoma Street, one and two-thirds blocks south of Market Street, pans a full 240 degrees, from southwest to southeast.
Army pack train bringing supplies ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1906 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the city. The Army played a major role in relief and refugee operations. In the first weeks after the fire, food, water, tents, blankets, medical supplies, and hay for horses, were the principal needs. To pay for these supplies, Congress appropriated nearly $2.5 million in emergency aid for San Francisco. An estimated 300,000 people were camped out in late April, but the number had dropped to 25,000 by July, and emergency relief switched to long-term care in the substantial camps of "earthquake cottages."
The phonograph and how to use it : being a short history of its invention and development, containing also directions, helpful hints, and plain talks as to its care and use, etc. ... including also a reprint of the Openeer papers and phonograph short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
American primitive Edwin S. Porter revisited ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"Five short films from the man who has been hailed as the inventor of film editing."--Publisher's catalog.
Historic travel US. New York a century ago ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Welcome to New York! In this compilation of turn of the century documentary shorts witness the thrilling events and scenes that gave The City its vibrant image a century ago. Includes early films of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Police and the Harbor Police at work, Buffalo Bill's Wild West parade, construction workers in peril, the demolition of the Star Theatre, the elevated railroad, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York subway and the arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island.
Pioneer cinema ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A collection of early American and European films made between 1894 and 1912. Includes works by Edison, Porter, D.W. Griffith, the Lumière Brothers, Melies, Emile Cohl, Blackton, and many other pioneer filmmakers.
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