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Edison Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 11 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 89 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Silent films  Western films  History  Gangster films  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Unedited footage  Filmed boxing matches 
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
 
Most widely held works by Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
The great train robbery( Visual )

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

From Edison films catalog: This sensational and highly tragic subject will certainly make a decided "hit" whenever shown. In every respect we consider it absolutely the superior of any moving picture ever made. It has been posed and acted in faithful duplication of the genuine "Hold Ups" made famous by various outlaw bands in the far West, and only recently the East has been shocked by several crimes of the frontier order, which fact will increase the popular interest in this great Headline Attraction. Scene 1 -- Interior of Railroad Telegraph Office. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to set the "signal block" to stop the approaching train, also making him write a fictitious order to the engineer to take water at this station, instead of at "Red Lodge," their regular watering stop. The train comes to a standstill; conductor comes to the window, and the frightened operator delivers the order while the bandits crouch out of sight, at the same time keeping their revolvers trained on him. No sooner does the conductor leave than they fall upon the operator, bind and gag him, then hastily depart to catch the moving train. Scene 2 -- At the Railroad Water Tank. The bandit band are seen hiding behind the tank as a train stops to take water (according to false order). Just before she pulls out they stealthily board the train between the express car and the tender. Scene 3 -- Interior of Express Car. Messenger is busily engaged with his duties. Becoming alarmed at an unusual sound, he goes to the door, and peeping through the keyhole, discovers two men trying to break in. He starts back in a bewildered manner. Quickly recovering, his first thought is of the valuables in the strong box, which he hastily locks, and throws the key through the open side door. Pulling his revolver, he fortifies himself behind a pile of trunks, etc. In the meantime, the two robbers have succeeded in effecting an entrance. They enter cautiously. The messenger opens fire on them. A desperate pistol duel takes place, in which the messenger is killed. One of the robbers stands watch while the other tries to open the treasure box. Finding it locked, he searches the messenger for the key. Not finding it, he blows the safe up with dynamite. After securing the valuables and mail bags, they leave the car. [end of part 1]
The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph
Men boxing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
Celebration of 75th birthday of Mr. Thomas Alva Edison, Feb. 11th, 1922( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On February 11, 1922 at the Nihon Kogyo Club, a celebration is held to honor the seventy-fifth birthday of Thomas Alva Edison. Viscount Shibusawa, president of the Association for the Celebration of Mr. Edison's Birthday, mounts a podium and reads a speech underneath a picture of Edison. Charles Beecher Warren, the American ambassador, presents his address. The attendees in the large hall listen intently. Baron Yamamoto, minister of State for Agriculture and Commerce, Baron Goto, mayor of Tokyo, and Professor Kozai, president of the Tokyo Imperial University, all deliver speeches. A mechanical bird in a cage, a gift from Edison, is accepted on behalf of the Emperor. At the Nihon Chikuonki Shokai, Kawasaki, Viscount Shibusawa reads his address into a phonographic recording apparatus. Mr. Obata, the Viscount's interpreter, reads an English translation of his speech into the recording apparatus. The Viscount and his party take a tour of the factory
[Newark athlete( Visual )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
The voice of the violin( Visual )

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

Dickson greeting( Visual )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
A day with Thomas A. Edison( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process
[Dickson experimental sound film]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows W. K. L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments
 
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.30 for The great ... to 0.86 for The stenog ...)

Alternative Names
Edison Lab Collection (Library of Congress)

Edison Laboratory Collection (Library of Congress)

Edison National Historical Site Collection (Library of Congress)

Edison National Laboratory Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. Edison Collection

Languages
English (12)