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Bonine, R. (Robert K.)

Overview
Works: 79 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 1,270 library holdings
Genres: History  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Silent films 
Roles: Director, Photographer
Classifications: E178, 791.430973
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Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member 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
Panorama of Flatiron Building ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This shows a view looking south from Madison Square, across the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Twenty-third Street, to the famous Fuller (or "Flatiron") Building. The cameraman elevates his camera, going from street level to the roof. Designed by D.H. Burnham and Company, the Fuller Building is an important early skyscraper and a New York City landmark. Known as the first great steel-framed building, the exterior of the lower three stories is stone, with the remainder clad in terra cotta. Twenty-one stories high, it is considered the first tall building erected north of city hall. Its completion in 1902 marked the beginning of New York City's first skyscraper era
Parade of horses on Speedway ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th Street, an important landmark completed in 1842 as part of the Croton aqueduct system. Beyond the High Bridge is the Washington Bridge at 181st Street. The "Speedway" was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars
Beginning of a skyscraper ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background
Lower Broadway ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film shows a view which appears to be looking north on Broadway at the intersection of Wall Street, in front of Trinity Church. The sidewalk along Broadway is crowded with people, and the traffic in both streets is very heavy. A horse-drawn streetcar passes in front of the camera with a sign giving its destination as the "Courtland and Fulton Street Ferry."
Lower Broadway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film shows a view which appears to be looking north on Broadway at the intersection of Wall Street, in front of Trinity Church. The sidewalk along Broadway is crowded with people, and the traffic in both streets is very heavy. A horse-drawn streetcar passes in front of the camera [Frame: 2814], with a sign giving its destination as the "Courtland and Fulton Street Ferry."
Beginning of a skyscraper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background
Panorama of Flatiron Building ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This shows a view looking south from Madison Square, across the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Twenty-third Street, to the famous Fuller (or "Flatiron") Building. The cameraman elevates his camera, going from street level to the roof. Designed by D.H. Burnham and Company, the Fuller Building is an important early skyscraper and a New York City landmark. Known as the first great steel-framed building, the exterior of the lower three stories is stone, with the remainder clad in terra cotta. Twenty-one stories high, it is considered the first tall building erected north of city hall. Its completion in 1902 marked the beginning of New York City's first skyscraper era
Parade of horses on Speedway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th Street, an important landmark completed in 1842 as part of the Croton aqueduct system. Beyond the High Bridge is the Washington Bridge at 181st Street. The "Speedway" was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars
Gold rush scenes in the Klondike ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1899 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a shot of a newspaper that outlines the hardships of living in the Klondike, there are scenes a typical Klondike town, of people on a raft, and of people mining for gold. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
The movies begin. a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprend 42 films produits entre 1894 et 1910 par différents producteurs tels: William Heise, W.K.L. Dickson, James White, Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière, Alexandre Promio, Georges Méliès, Thomas Edison, Joseph Mundviller, A.E. Weed, Fred A. Dobson, G.W. Bitzer, Robert K. Bonine, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter, Sigmund Lubin et Charles Pathé, chez différentes maisons de production dont: The Edison Manufacturing Company, The American Mutoscope & Biograph Company et chez Pathé Frères
Panoramic view, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Starts with a view of two children frolicking in the water. Behind them is a street lined with telephone wires; trees and houses appear in the background. The camera pans left past more houses and trees to a beach scene with many men and women. Most are dressed in street clothes, but some men wear bathing costumes. The camera continues its pan out onto the ocean where people are both bathing and rowing small boats; some bathers have surf boards. The pan continues past a pier with Diamond Head in the background and returns to the beach where several people are enjoying the sun in front of a building which may be a hotel
Surf board riders, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Long shots of people surfing at Waikiki
Crowds returning from the games, Waikiki, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Seven crowded street cars come slowly down a single set of tracks in a grassy area. Trees line both sides of the tracks. Passengers hanging onto both sides of the street cars wave at the camera as they pass. Some men walk up and down along the left side of the tracks. Filmed from a single camera position
The Float, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bathers play on a raft or floating platform, pushing each other into the water, running across it, and jumping or diving into the water. Three men in a canoe pass behind the platform; one stands and jumps into the water, capsizing the canoe. All three men attempt unsuccessfully to right the canoe. Filmed from a single camera position
The Movies Begin : volume one: The Great Train Robbery and other primary works ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Stereoscopic views of Dakota territory ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yankton: a steamboat being blasted out of the ice; a street scene showing decorations for a G.A.R. reunion; the Episcopal mission at the Yankton agency; Sitting Bull's Camp at Ft. Randall, where he was held prisoner, including view of Sitting Bull, his wife, and the officers and their wives; Sioux Falls showing American flag flying over street, building identified as Cataract House; Vermillion: views of the Missouri River, "the park," showing children and cows; general views, one showing the railroad station; "Indian kitchen" consisting of pots suspended on poles; view of "Rushing Bear" or "The Son of the Stars," a chief in regalia and holding a pipe, taken at Ft. Berthold
Stereoscopic views of the White House ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Views of the White House including the south front: from the treasury, with gardens, lawns, fountains & fences, a detail view showing steps leading the portico, benches along a path, a canvas-covered bandstand-like structure, pond with water lilies, cast or carved lawn furniture made to look like it was build of sticks and branches; the west elevation from the executive office building, conservatory in the foreground, capitol, post office and treasury building visible beyond; the north front, including the carriage drive, gardens, fountains, sculpture, from Lafayette square with Jackson statue by Mills in foreground; east elevation with fountain, view of the same fountain from the west; interior views: the east room, including a view of the altar and floral arrangements for the Roosevelt-Longworth wedding, the Blue room, the Red room, the Green room, the cabinet room, the president's library, the State dining room, including views of tables laid for banquest in honor of Prince Henry, Feb. 24, 1902, the conservatory, the main corridor
Loading sugar, Kahului, Maui, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Several dock workers pick up heavy bags of sugar from a platform and pile them on the edge of a dock. Filmed from a single camera position
Pa-u riders, Hawaiian Islands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Spectators watch as horesmen and women parade up and down a dirt street. Most women ride full-astride rather than sidesaddle, with their long skirts billowing on both sides of their horses
 
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Alternative Names
Bonine, Robert K.
Languages
English (30)