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3. President McKinley Inauguration (1901)
1 min | Documentary, Short
The first sequence (ca. 49 ft.), views of President William McKinley speaks to the crowd during his inauguration in Washington, DC. We see crowds on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, passing by the ... See full summary »
5. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action
A fireman rushes into a carriage to rescue a woman from a house fire. Breaks the window glasses and he goes down with the woman. After dangerous and uncertain moments, the fireman save the woman' s son, too.
6. Rip Van Winkle (I) (1903)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy
An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men ... See full summary »
7. Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island (1903)
2 min | Documentary, Short
Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, disembarking at Ellis Island, N. Y. A most interesting and typical scene.
8. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Adventure
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
9. Westinghouse Works (1904)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary
Collection of 21 American short silent films. The films were taken from April 18, 1904 to May 16, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and document various Westinghouse manufacturing plants.
10. New York Subway (1905)
Unrated | 6 min | Short, Documentary
Starting at Union Square, we are taken for an underground excursion, following the path of a subway train as it makes its way through New York City subway tunnels on its journey to the old ... See full summary »
Director: G.W. Bitzer
12. A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906)
Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short
From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.
14. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
26 min | Documentary, Short, History
The film captures life on Crow Agency, Crow Fair and a recreation of the Battle of Little Big Horn featuring four of Custer's Crow scouts.
15. Princess Nicotine; or, the Smoke Fairy (1909)
Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy
A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »
16. A Corner in Wheat (1909)
G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama
An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.
19. The Confederate Ironclad (1912)
Unrated | 16 min | Drama, War, Short
Lieutenant Yancey's southern sweetheart, Rose, is jealous of Elinor, a northern girl, who is visiting her aunt Mary de Lane. This jealousy is excited by an invitation which Yancey receives ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy
A winner and sure to please. In front of one of the largest newspaper offices is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air are forced by a blower. Ladies in crossing this shaft ... See full summary »
25. New York City 'Ghetto' Fish Market (1903)
Not Rated | 2 min | Documentary, Short
A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are passing along the stands and making their purchases of fish. A great character-study. - from the Edison Catalog
Director: Edwin S. Porter
28. The Suburbanite (1904)
9 min | Comedy, Short
A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in.
29. The Country Doctor (1909)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
30. The Black Hand (1906)
11 min | Crime, Drama, Short
Two members of a gang write a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding that he give them money, or else they will harm his family and his shop. The butcher is afraid and upset, but he is ... See full summary »
31. How They Rob Men in Chicago (1900)
1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostate body. A policeman ... See full summary »
Director: Wallace McCutcheon
32. The Voice of the Violin (1909)
16 min | Short
A music teacher is in love with Helen, one of his students, but she rejects him. In his anger he joins a communist group who plan to blow up a rich capitalist's house. When he realizes it's Helen's house, he tries to stop the plan.
33. Life and Passion of Christ (1907)
Not Rated | 45 min | Biography, Drama, History
Depicting well-known incidents in the life of Jesus Christ, this milestone of early cinema won world fame, huge audiences and a screen life of decades when most secular films of the time measured their commercial life in weeks.
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
35. Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce (1901)
2 min | Comedy, Short
The scene opens in the bedroom of Mr. Nation, husband of the famous Carrie Nation, the "Kansas Saloon Smasher." Mr. Nation suddenly arises from the bed and picks up a crying infant from the... See full summary »
Director: Edwin S. Porter
36. Trial Marriages (1907)
12 min | Comedy, Short
A man attempts a series of 'trial marriages' with various women, and eventually gives up on marriage altogether.