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Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition (1901)
Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N; Y; )United States; --Army; --Infantry--Drill and tactics--Drama; Battles--New York (State)--Buffalo--Drama; Indians of North America--Wars--Drama; Exhibitions--United States; Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (NY)Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:03
Popularity (downloads): 610
 
Subub surprises the burglar (1903)
Opens on a bedroom set, with a man in a white nightshirt asleep on a Murphy bed. The bedroom window is raised from the outside, and a man dressed in...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burglary protection--United States--Drama; Burglars--United States--Drama; Homeowners--United States--Drama; Dwellings--Security measures--United States--Drama; Beds--United States--Drama; Ordnance--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts; Trick films;
Duration: 00:01:04
Popularity (downloads): 783
 
A rube couple at a county fair (1904)
From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. Scene IV--On the Pike. Scene V--Looking at the big pumpkins. Scene VI--Cattle parade. Scene VII--Trotting...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Agricultural exhibitions--United States--Drama; Fairs--United States--Drama; Rural population--United States--Drama; Farmers--United States--Drama; Amusements--United States--Drama; Cattle--Connecticut; Horses--Connecticut; Horsemen and horsewomen--Connecticut; Agricultural machinery; ComedyActuality;
Duration: 00:03:57
Popularity (downloads): 629
 
A ballroom tragedy (1905)
Opens on a set of a sitting room, apparently off a ballroom where dancers occasionally can be glimpsed through a curtained entrance stage right. Near the entrance, a young couple...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Crimes of passion--United States--Drama; Murder--United States--Drama; Women murderers--United States--Drama; Women--Crimes against--United States--Drama; Adultery--United States--Drama; Jealousy--United States--Drama; Stab wounds--United States--Drama; Ballrooms--United States--Drama; Ballroom dancing--United States--Drama; Silent films; Drama; Crime films and programs; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:50
Popularity (downloads): 1761
 
Kiss me (1904)
Opens on a stage set of a street with a sidewalk and a high fence completely covered with female burlesque troupe posters. The four posters visible advertise actual contemporary burlesquers...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Posters--Drama; Theatrical posters; American--Drama; Kissing--Drama; Women entertainers--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Sex in advertising--Drama; Man-woman relationships--United States--Drama; Silent films; Vaudeville; Comedies; Erotica; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:06
Popularity (downloads): 2043
 
A frontier flirtation (1903)
Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Disguise--United States--Drama; Man-woman relationships--United States--Drama; Impersonation--Drama; Men--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Women--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Cowboys--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Courtship--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:48
Popularity (downloads): 1041
 
Trapeze disrobing act (1901)
Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville or burlesque show. Two men with long hair and beards in rough clothing appear to be eating and talking...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama; Aerialists--United States--Drama; Striptease--United States--Drama; Stripteasers--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Rural population--United States--Drama; Silent films; Vaudeville; Rural comedies; Erotica; Shorts;
Duration: 00:02:18
Popularity (downloads): 2146
 
Eudora Welty and Cleanth Brooks in Jackson - Getting Out of the Present Tense (1988)
Eleventh Segment: Cleanth Brooks asks if contemporary narrative writings tend to invent their own reality as a result of not understanding the past. Welty responds that one problem of modern...

Genre: Educational
Keywords: Eudora Welty; Cleanth Brooks; American literature; southern literature; lyric; epic; history; present; past; drama; experience; literature;
Duration: 00:03:13
Popularity (downloads): 301
 
The chimney (1902)
Filming of a popular vaudeville gag. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a lake and forest. From opposite sides of the stage enter a chimney sweep, covered...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Chimney sweeps--Drama; Millers--Drama; Soot--Drama; Flour--Drama; Affray--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:31
Popularity (downloads): 855
 
A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" (1903)
Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Wake services--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Dead--Drama; Death; Apparent--Drama; Hell's Kitchen (New York, N. Y. )--Drama; Coffins--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Mourning customs--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Drinking of alcoholic beverages--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Beer--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:28
Popularity (downloads): 1246
 

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