A performance on the flying rings, by Gymnast and contortionist, Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Filmed on October 11, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey, United States.
Conditions in Japan in 1927-1928. An animated map of the Pacific Ocean depicts the growth of Japanese military might since 1894. The map depicts areas under Japanese empire in 1894, the Chinese Japanese War of 1894-1895, the Russian Japanese War Of 1904-1905, the territory under Japanese influence and World War I from 1914-1918. Officers watch as Japanese soldiers march. Japanese cavalry units. Soldiers run forward. Japanese Emperor Hirohito looks at the maneuvers at the Imperial Japanese Military Academy in Tokyo. He salutes standing at a dais. The soldiers parade. A naval smoke screen is laid to shield the army at a river crossing. The Emperor looks on as soldiers in a barge land at a shore. Two vessels in a water body. Japanese sailors march. Emperor Hirohito in conversation with military officials. From the deck of his flagship 'Katori', he watches as naval guns are fired.
Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show perform the Buffalo Dance. Recorded at Edison's Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Scene from fight between professional boxers Mike Leonard and Jack Cushing, staged at the Edison Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.. Several spectators in background.
"Arab Knife Juggler" Hadji Cheriff, enters a boxing ring, carrying a large knife, that he tosses aside. He then begins to perform a series of acrobatic stunts. Recorded at the Edison Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey, United States.
Bandmaster, Frank Baldwin, and musicians from cast of the show, "A Milk White Flag,"perform. The musicians are: A.D.. Dorsch, E.P. Brown, J.F. Boardman, George Goddard, E.F. Balch, Paul Pfarr. Fred W. Boardman, and William Cushing, Filmed at Edison studio in New Jersey.