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Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 659 works in 696 publications in 1 language and 2,073 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Silent films  Catalogs  Drama  Nonfiction films  History  Western films  Documentary films  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PN1994, 016.79143
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Most widely held works by Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1]( Visual )

5 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The film was shot in the downtown area along Market and Mission streets
President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C( Visual )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PRESIDENT McKINLEY'S FUNERAL CORTEGE AT WASHINGTON, D.C. Ungodding. [code for telegraphic orders]. When photographing the funeral of President McKinley we secured an excellent position at the foot of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., having had the exclusive right for animated picture apparatus inside the lines. Our camera is focused looking up Pennsylvania Avenue and shows countless thousands of mourning people who line the streets along the way. As the funeral procession which accompanies the body of our martyred President approaches, our camera is set in motion and pictures of the marching multitude who pay the last tribute to President McKinley at our National Capitol are recorded in the following order. The line is headed by a troop of U.S. Cavalry, followed by detachments of heavy artillery [end of part 1]; then comes the Loyal Legion, followed by G. A. R. detachments, made up of both Federal and Confederate veterans. Next in order comes the Guard of Honor [end of part 2], who are in turn followed by the hearse, which is drawn by six black-plumed and black-netted horses. Inside the hearse can be seen the flag covered casket. The light and color of the procession is suddenly gone; spectators silently bow and bare their heads. The pageant has suddenly been transformed into a funeral cortege. Our position was so excellent that as the hearse passed our camera a distinct and life-size view was procured, showing this vehicle of sadness in all its detail. The hearse is closely followed by the Admirals of the Navy and the Generals of the Army. Next in order come the carriages of the family and the relatives, and then the carriage of President Roosevelt, which is drawn by four black horses. Next come the carriages which contain the President's Cabinet, the Diplomatic Corps, Chief Justice Fuller and Associate Justices, Senators, Congressman, Governors of States and Government Officials. These carriages are followed by the United States Marine Band, which forms a most imposing spectacle as it marches slowly and solemnly to the strains of "Nearer My God to Thee." Following the United States Marine Band and in step with the slow funeral march comes the National Guard of the District of Columbia and sailors from United States Battleships, clad in their natty uniforms and jackey hats. The sailors and soldiers are marching sixteen abreast and make a very imposing spectacle as they pass our camera [sequence from the Marine Band to sailors appears in part 2]. The procession having passed, the crowd immediately surges toward the Capitol, intent on securing a place in the line that they may enter the rotunda and look upon the face of the illustrious President McKinley. Our panoramic device is then set in motion and a most perfect and interesting picture is secured as an ending to the Washington film. The picture shows the immense crowds surging toward the Capitol, and as rain begins falling at that moment tens of thousands of umbrellas are raised for protection. Our camera having been above the heads of the people, a most novel effect is secured. As the camera rotates, the base and steps of the Capitol are brought into view and the crowd is shown crushing and struggling for entrance to the rotunda. One of the most perfect of the McKinley funeral pictures. Class A 350 ft. $52.50. We also furnish a 75 foot strip of the above, showing the crowds at the Capitol. Class A Ungodily. $11.25
America at work, America at leisure motion pictures from 1894-1915( Visual )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of motion pictures covering work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915. Features films of the United States Postal Service from 1903, cattle breeding, fire fighters, ice manufacturing, logging, calisthenic and gymnastic exercises in schools, amusement parks, boxing, expositions, football, parades, swimming, and other sporting events
Theodore Roosevelt his life and times on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derived from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection and the Paper Print Collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, presents 104 films that document the events in Theodore Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Features selected bibliography, timeline, film chronology, and four sound recordings of Roosevelt stating his progressive political views
The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901( Visual )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures feature footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and McKinley's funeral. Links to a section of The Learning Page covering the subjects of United States history, critical thinking, and arts and humanities as they relate to the collection
Early motion pictures of world's fairs & expositions( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These films are from the Paper Print Collection at the Library of Congress. The films represent views of three major fairs and expositions of the early film era: The Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris, the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 in Buffalo, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 in St. Louis. Also included are two early films from Luna Park at Coney Island and a reenactment of the Boer War shot in 1905 at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn
The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States
Rip Van Winkle( Visual )

7 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ghosts of Henrick Hudson and his crew of dwarves. They are bowling and drinking, and they offer Rip a glass. Their mysterious brew has a strange effect on him and he passes out. When he wakes, he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed. He is an old man. His wife is dead, his children are grown, and he has even slept through the American Revolution. In this scene, Rip is introduced, drinking and making merry as usual
Early motion pictures, 1897-1916( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of early motion pictures derived primarily from the Paper Print Film Collection of the Library of Congress to form part of American Memory's digitized historical collections for the National Digital Library Program. Features four groupings of actuality films including twenty-one films showing various views of Westinghouse companies from 1904; twenty-six films of San Francisco before and after the great earthquake and fire; twenty-eight of President William McKinley from 1901; and forty-five of New York City from 1897 to 1916. Includes topic search feature, historical overview of America at the turn-of-the-century, and selected bibliography
The Italian by Reginald Barker( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beppo, an Italian gondolier, is in love with Annette, who has another suitor, wealthy but much older. Her father gives Beppo a year to prove himself, so he emigrates to New York City, opens a shoeshine stand, and makes many friends among his neighbors. He meets his ward boss, Corrigan, who, to a friendly, unsophisticated immigrant like Beppo, seems to be a good fellow. Eventually he makes enough money to send for Annette. They marry and have a son. When the baby becomes ill from lack of pasteurized milk, Beppo rushes out to to buy some, but is robbed of his last few cents, and is arrested when he brawls with the thugs who robbed him. He appeals to Corrigan for help, but is rebuffed. Beppo is jailed and his baby dies. Later, crazed with grief, he learns that Corrigan's child has fallen ill. He sneaks into the house of the ward boss, intent on revenge, but has a change of heart when the sick child makes a gesture in her sleep, reminding Beppo of his own son
S.S. "Coptic" at dock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The multitude of people crowding the decks and dock, waving hands, hats, &c, to each other, makes a stirring and life like scene. The picture is clear and sharp and the figures show life size
Buster's joke on Papa( Visual )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first scene shows Mama buying crabs from a vendor. The second shows Papa preparing for bed while Buster places crabs in the bed. Father retires and leaps from the bed in agony at the pain inflicted by the crabs. The last scene shows Mama placing Buster on a pillow on his chair to eat his breakfast
Seeing Boston( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of Boston taken from a trolly (streetcar)
Freight train( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Edison films catalog: 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. Magnificent scenery. 100 feet. $15.00
N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer"( Visual )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: 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 cuts through the sea her prow throws the water in a white spray on either side. This is an excellent picture of a good subject. The bow waves are especially fine. 50 feet
Charity ball( Visual )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The couple's feet are not evident at times in the frame, and the dance appears to have been shot in relatively slow motion
Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e. "Chitose"]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway no. 1. Four additional slipways lay beyond to the west. The camera viewpoint is today called pier 68, part of Southwest Marine's facilities. The launch took place at 10:25 a.m. before a crowd of 200 distinguished guests and over 1,000 members of the public, as well as many shipworkers. Numerous workers can be seen dangling from the framework of the assembley shed [Frame: 1030], and a large crowd watches from a grandstand at the rear. Men and boys watch from small boats in the foreground and two boys jump into the water fully clothed near the end of the film [Frame: 1570]. Miss May Budd, niece of California governor James Budd, christened the ship with a bottle of California wine. Miss Gladys Sullivan, niece of San Francisco mayor James Phelan, pressed the button that sent the ship down the slipway. Following a Japanese custom symbolizing the peace-keeping role of a warship, 100 doves were released at the same moment. Bands played and Japanese fireworks were set off as the Chitose slid into the Bay. United States Army and Navy officials, state and city officials, and the consular corps attended the launching. Japanese Consul General Segawa explained in a speech at the following luncheon that Chitose meant "a thousand years of peace" in Japanese, and hoped that the ship would fulfill that wish
Return of lifeboat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 important stations on either side of our Continent. The exact routine pursued in actual practice is clearly illustrated. We are particularly indebted to Major T. J. Blakeney, Superintendent of the U.S. Life Saving Service, 12th District, San Francisco, Cal., and Captain W. C. Coulson, of the U.S. Revenue Cutter, San Francisco, Cal., for their kind co-operation. We are thus enabled to bring before the public generally absolutely true and accurate pictures of one of our most worthy as well as interesting institutions, the crews of which are constantly risking their own lives for the preservation of others"--Edison films catalog
The great train robbery( Visual )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene 4 -- The Fight on the Tender. This thrilling scene was taken from the mail car showing the tender and interior of locomotive cab, while the train is running forty miles an hour. While some of the bandits are robbing the mail car, two others are seen climbing over the tender. One of them holds up the engineer, and the other covers the fireman. The latter secures a coal shovel and climbs up on the tender, where a desperate fight takes place with the outlaw. They struggle fiercely all over the tank, having several narrow escapes from being hurled over the side of the tender. Finally they fall, with the robber on top. He grabs a lump of coal, and strikes the fireman on the head, rendering him senseless. He then hurls the body from the swiftly moving train. The bandits then compel the engineer to bring the train to a stop. Scene 5 -- The Train Uncoupled. Shows the train coming to a stop. With the robbers' pistols close to his head, the engineer leaves the locomotive, uncouples it from the train, and pulls ahead about one hundred feet. Scene 6 -- Exterior of Passenger Coaches. The bandits compel the passengers to leave coaches with hands aloft, and line up along the tracks. One of the robbers covers them with large pistols in either hand, while the others ransack the travelers' pockets. A passenger makes an attempt to escape, but is instantly shot down. After securing everything of value, the band terrorize the passengers by firing their revolvers in the air, and then make safe their escape on the locomotive. Scene 7 -- The Escape. The desperadoes board the locomotive with their booty, command the engineer to start his machine, and disappear in the distance. Scene 8 -- Off to the Mountains. The robbers bring the engine to a stop several miles from the scene of the "Hold Up," and take to the mountains. [end of part 2]
Launching a stranded schooner from the docks( Visual )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the terrific storm all of the light craft along the dock front was lifted out of the water and washed up into the streets, many of them being carried for miles inland. This subject shows a number of boatmen who have banded together to get their craft back into the water, a panoramic view being taken of the schooner as she glided sideways down the improvised ways, forming a very interesting subject. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog
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