Called the "Newark Athlete" the first scenes depict a boy exercising with Indian clubs. Another scene shows a man doffing his straw hat. The final segment shows two boxers in a ring.
Filmed at Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Native American Indian dancers from the Buffalo Bill Wild West show, perform the Sioux Ghost Dance, as recorded by Edison Company at the Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey. (Reportedly this is the first instance of Native American Indians appearing in a motion picture.)
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.
Scene from fight between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world (AKA "Gentleman Jim" Corbett) and Peter Courtney, staged and recorded at the Edison Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A..
Thomas Edison broadcasts from West Orange, New Jersey. Thomas Edison at desk with other men. He speaks into radio. Close view of Edison speaking and smiling.
Thomas Alva Edison works in his laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. The laboratory includes a machine shop, phonograph and photograph departments, a library and ancillary buildings for metallurgy, chemistry, woodworking and galvanometer testing. Edison works with some chemicals in his laboratory. He is performing an experiment.