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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
 
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
 
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
 
Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone (1907)
Very short vaudeville turn from the well-known team of Montgomery and Stone. Appears to have been filmed outdoors in front of black paper taped up on a wall as a...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Boxers (Sports)--United States--Drama; Boxing--United States--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:05
Popularity (downloads): 1912
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Levi & Cohen, the Irish comedians (1903)
Opens on a vaudeville or variety stage with a flat painted curtain of a stone fence and garden. On the right side of the stage sits a sign that reads...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Vaudeville--United States--Drama; Jewish comedians--United States--Drama; Irish--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:58
Popularity (downloads): 2074
 
The serenaders (1902)
Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Courtship--United States--Drama; Street music and musicians--United States--Drama; Trombonists--United States--Drama; Clarinetists--United States--Drama; Women--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:26
Popularity (downloads): 957
 
Pity the blind (1904)
Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama; Impersonation--Drama; Blind--United States--Public opinion--Drama; Deception--United States--Drama; Voyeurism--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:51
Popularity (downloads): 857
 

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