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Kruger and Ward (1918)
Opening title introduces "Kruger and Ward, the tall and short of it." The camera iris opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a canyon and waterfall. Two clowns...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Acrobats--United States; Acrobatics--United States; Gymnasts--United States; Clowns--United States; Clowning--United States; Dwarfs--United States; Rings (Gymnastics)--United States; Joints--Range of motion; Dislocations--United States; Female impersonators--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:03:25
Popularity (downloads): 880
 
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
 
Japanese village (1901)
At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.); Exhibitions--United States; Acrobats--United States; Acrobatics--United States; Japanese--United States; Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (N.Y.); Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:02:40
Popularity (downloads): 524
 
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
 
Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph (1894)
From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile sic or a "fake" of any description,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Boxing matches--United States; Boxers (Sports)--United States; Boxing--United States; Sports (Nonfiction);
Duration: 00:00:08
Popularity (downloads): 1091
 
Japanese (1904)
An Oriental man and boy walk on a stage with a painted backdrop of a garden or park, give a slight bow to the camera as if it were an...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Juggling--United States; Acrobatics--United States; Acrobats--United States; Jugglers--United States; Japanese--United States--Games; Silent films; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:44
Popularity (downloads): 3003
 
Gordon Sisters boxing (2019)
Two women on a stage approach from either side of the painted backdrop of a garden and engage in a boxing match. Both the boxing gloves and the hits exchanged...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Boxing matches--United States; Boxers (Sports)--United States; Sports for women--United States; Sisters--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Sports event coverage and commentary; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:36
Popularity (downloads): 1405
 
Laura Comstock's bag-punching dog (1901)
Opens with the head and shoulders of a woman in full dress and hat and the front paws and head of a boxer visible behind a sign that reads "Miss...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Boxers (Dogs)--Training--United States; Bag punching--United States; Mannie (Dog)Dog sports--United States; Show dogs--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Animal films and programs; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:31
Popularity (downloads): 895
 
Story Of Our Flag (1938)
Follows the evolution of the flag of the United States from the colonial flags to the stars and stripes of today. Shows by animation the development of the western territories...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords:
Duration: 00:10:00
Popularity (downloads): 274
 

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