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Dance (1903)
Three young women with dark, curly hair stand on a stage with a black background and patterned carpet or tile underfoot. They wear tights, ballet shoes, and frilly dresses to...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Quadrille (Dance)--United States; Dance--United States; Dancers--United States; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:23
Popularity (downloads): 4498
 
A nymph of the waves (1903)
Superimposition of a woman dancing over footage of crashing waves from the rapids of Niagara Falls. The woman wears a frilly, perhaps feather-trimmed, white dress with a low-cut bodice, a...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Dance--United States; Ballet dancing--United States; Dancers--United States; Ballerinas--United States; Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.); Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Trick films; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:24
Popularity (downloads): 2098
 
Princess Rajah dance (1904)
Princess Rajah performs an "Oriental" or belly dance, and a balancing chair act in her teeth like that often found in folk performances in various cultures from Northern Africa to...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Belly dance--United States; Louisiana Purchase Exposition--(1904 :--Saint Louis, Mo. )--Exhibitions; Dancers--Missouri--Saint Louis; Folk dancing; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:11
Popularity (downloads): 2842
 
Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1908)
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Modern dance--United States; Dancers--United States; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:36
Popularity (downloads): 2414
 
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
 
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
 
Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition (1901)
The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N; Y; )Exhibitions--United States; Dance; Dancers--New York (State)--Buffalo; Romanies--New York (State)--Buffalo; Women; Romani--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (N.Y.); Actuality--Short; Dance--Performance--Short;
Duration: 00:01:18
Popularity (downloads): 1030
 
Foxy Grandpa and Polly (1902)
Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. Husband and wife team of Hart and DeMar as cartoon characters Foxy Grandpa...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Dance--United States; Vaudeville--United States; Foxy Grandpa (Fictitious character)--Drama; Polly (Fictitious character)--Drama; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:30
Popularity (downloads): 1684
 
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
 
Mr. Jack in the dressing room (1904)
Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Dressing rooms (Performing arts)--United States--Drama; Middle aged men--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Middle aged men--United States--Conduct of life--Drama; Women entertainers--Costume--United States--Drama; Women entertainers--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Female impersonators--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:57
Popularity (downloads): 1023
 

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