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Vaudeville toe dancer, Amy Muller, performs in a voluminous costume.

Amy Muller, a vaudeville toe dancer performs a routine. She holds her elevated foot in her hand and pirouettes on one toe. She performs a somersault. Filmed, March 24, 1896, at the Edison Black Maria studio in New Jersey.

Date: 1896, March 24
Duration: 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
May Irwin and John Rice kiss for the camera

May Irwin and John Rice (AKA Beatrice Byke and Billy Bilke) reenact a scene from the New York stage comedy, The widow Jones, in which they starred. They get ready to kiss and finally do. Filmed at Edison's Black Maria studio in New Jersey.

Date: 1896, April
Duration: 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of Herald Square in New York City

Early motion picture of Herald Square, in New York City. A couple of uniformed policemen direct traffic. Many pedestrians on the sidewalks. Several electric trolley cars drive about and a horse-drawn trolley is also seen. Filmed by Edison Company May 11, 1896, in New York City.

Date: 1896, May 11
Duration: 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Members of a civil organization parade on horseback, followed by a uniformed brass band, in New York City.

Several members of an organization parade on horseback on a street in New York City. They wear sashes displaying a small emblem, and are followed by a large uniformed brass band. Spectators line the sidewalks to watch. (Probably created by Edison Company cinematographers when they photographed many New York City scenes with a portable camera, in 1896)

Date: 1896
Duration: 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The falls of the Passaic River near Paterson, New Jersey

View of bridge with active waterfalls of the Passaic River behind it, near Patterson, New Jersey. (Produced by International Film Company or the Edison Company, both of whom filmed the same scene in 1896.)

Date: 1896, July
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lovers tryst interrupted

A woman seated on a bench as she reads a book. A man joins her. They hug and kiss. The woman's father and brother approach from behind and break up the tryst. The father carries a spade and the young man defends himself with a walking stick. The father chases his daughter home with a kick. (Edison Company, 1896)

Date: 1896
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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