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Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 653 works in 678 publications in 1 language and 2,049 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary films  Short films  Silent films  Drama  Sources  Archives  Biography 
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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 )

4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following is a scene-by-scene description of the first film: [Frame: 0100] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes a hurried and jerky pan from the east side of 5th Street eastward to the south side of Mission Street. At the start of the pan, the ruined Lincoln School building is seen, with the dark profile of the Flood Building behind it on Market Street. The camera pans right on a long row of windows in the ruined west wall of the Emporium department store [0130]. The tent in the foreground is probably a temporary "office" of the business formerly on the site. The pan continues further right and looks northeast down Mission Street. [0338] The Rialto Building stands in the distance. The camera pans farther right, to another tent and a sign -- "Safes opened 105 5th Street" [0420]. Many safes fused shut in the heat of the fire and others had to be cooled for weeks before being opened. [0441] The camera is at the southwest corner of 4th and Market streets, looking northeast across Market Street in afternoon light. The Mutual Savings Bank (two blank walls) is in the background at Geary/Kearny and Market streets. The street traffic is part of the afternoon commute down Market Street to the Ferry Building. [0485] Note the heavily-laden wagon (perhaps containing a family's possessions) and the Sanitary Laundry Company wagon. [1638] The camera captures a traffic jam on Market Street. The view is probably north, across Market Street just east of California Street, in the afternoon. The laying of streetcar tracks along this section of Market Street may be the cause of the bottleneck. [1835] The view is northwest, near the southwest corner of East and Market streets, just west of the Ferry Building. A heavily-laden streetcar approaches the Ferry Building. [1908] Note the beggar on crutches. [2075] In the hazy background are Nob Hill and the south slope of Russian Hill (right). [2135] The view is approximately the same as the previous segment, with a streetcar beginning its run up Market Street. [2814] Note the sailor patrolling with fixed bayonet. In the hazy distance unburnt dwellings on the summit of Russian Hill are visible. Nob Hill is in the distance, with the rectangular silhouette of the Fairmont Hotel. [3000] In this very brief scene the camera focuses on workers removing debris. The view is east on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets, just east of St. Patrick's Church, part of which is visible at left. [3075] The camera pans to show the demolition of the facade of St. Patrick's Church. The camera is southwest of the church on Mission Street between 4th and 3rd streets. After a brief view of ruins along Market Street, the camera pans right (eastward) past two men near a fire engine [3270], to the church facade being demolished [3957]. Of particular interest is the cameraman seen in the foreground filming the action. He is photographing the film titled San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906
President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C( Visual )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who followed after it. First come the walking military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard) [end of part 2], and then ranking military dignitaries who immediately precede the hearse. Following the escorted hearse are the two closed carriages, containing the President's immediate family. After the carriages, are more mourners on foot, representing various countries. There is some film taken from one of the wings of the Capitol overlooking the courtyard of that building
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
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
Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass.( Visual )

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

At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. The remainder of the film shows the balloon being filled with gas until it is buoyant enough to become airborne, the mounting of the suspended basket, the release of the balloon, and the actual flight. The balloon was the Centaur, which set the world's record of 1,193 miles in thirty-five hours during the contest at the Paris Exposition. Count Henri de la Vaulx, French aeronaut, and member of the Aero Club of America can be seen
Freight train( Visual )

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

Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43)
Launching a stranded schooner from the docks( Visual )

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

"The Galveston Cyclone series. At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city, our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures. In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889. The following pictures are all copyrighted and fully protected by law. They are made from the original negatives taken at a great expense, and expressed to us immediately after they were taken. We will prosecute anyone who copies or uses copies of these films. These films are now drawing immense crowds at Eden Musee and Proctor's vaudeville houses in New York City. Procure these films and increase the receipts of your exhibitions. This great disaster which has startled the entire world, has made an indelible impression on the minds of the public, and everyone will be interested in seeing authentic moving pictures of a representative American city almost entirely wiped out by the combined power of water and wind. The films we list below are genuine, and ours are positively the only animated picture films secured while the city of Galveston was in a state of chaos"--Edison films catalog
Spirit of '76( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic recreation of the painting "The spirit of '76" by Archibald M. Willard. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a battlefield and stage props of dirt, stones, and a broken wagon wheel. From stage left marches a trio of Revolutionary soldiers in a fife and drum corps. As in the painting, the center drummer is a tall, older, white-haired man in a white shirt and dark vest. On his left, the other drummer is a young boy dressed in a uniform with a tricorner hat and boots to the knee. On the right marches a dark-haired fife player with a bandaged head, dressed in an unbuttoned uniform. When they reach center stage, the three march in place and play a tune as smoke from the battlefield drifts behind them. The soldiers then turn around, march towards the backdrop, and off stage right. A flash of smoke on stage simulates cannon fire, after which the drummers and fife player march back onstage, still playing. After they have performed briefly, a man in a uniform and tricorner hat enters behind them, waving a large American flag. The corps continues to march in place and play as the flag waves
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
Return of lifeboat( Visual )

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

"Shows a life boat coming through the breakers. The surf is high and the stout boat is tossed about like a cork. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog
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)
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

This film 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 #1. Four additional slipways lay beyond to the west. The inlet and slipway remain today, now covered with chunks of abandoned piers, adjacent to the Southwest Marine shipyard. The camera viewpoint is today called pier 68, part of Southwest Marine's facilities. The San Francisco Chronicle's article on the Chitose's launch notes that "an Edison automatoscope caught the fleeting cruiser in a series of moving pictures which are to be sent to Japan for the edification of the public there, the Home Government favoring the project." The Chitose was a 4,760-ton second class unarmored protected cruiser used in naval support and supply operations. Her construction was supervised in San Francisco by Captain S. Sakurai of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The cruiser was 405 feet long, had a maximum speed of 22.3 knots, and was armed with several small guns (six 2.5-pounder, twelve 12-pounder, ten 4.7", two 8") and 14 torpedo tubes. She probably served as support during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Her last known entry in Jane's Fighting Ships (1925) lists her as an obsolete class of cruiser. The launch took place at 10:25am 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 [1570]. The unfinished hull received its superstructure over the following year. The ship sailed for Yokohama on March 21, 1899. 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. The launching came at a time of excellent American-Japanese relations, although Japan was undertaking an unprecedented military buildup. The storm clouds of conflict between America and Japan lay several decades in the future. The Union Iron Works, founded in 1849 by Peter Donahue, moved to its bayside location, northeast of Potrero Hill, in 1883. Under the Scott Brothers it moved from machinery to shipbuilding, becoming the largest shipbuilding plant on the Pacific Coast. Several United States battleships were built at the yards in the 1890s, but the plant was in decline when it was bought by Bethlehem Steel in 1906. Under the auspices of the Port of San Francisco, Todd Shipyards of Oakland ran the facility in the 1980s, followed by Southwest Marine in the 1990s
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
Launching, no. 2( Visual )

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

Part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43)
 
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Library of Congress. Paper Print Collection

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Paper Print Fragment Collection (Library of Congress)

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