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 is laid to rest at Rosedale Cemetery in West Orange, New Jersey. A procession of cars moves past crowds lining streets. People lay wreaths at Rosedale during the funeral ceremony. Exterior of a building shows a picture of Thomas Edison. The birthplace of Thomas Edison. Interiors of houses.
The replica of the original studio of the motion pictures in West Orange, New Jersey. People gather to watch the event. Officials unveiling a plaque affixed to the replica of the original studio. The plaque reads: 'This building is a replica of the original 'Black Maria', the world's first motion picture studio. Dedicated to the memory of Thomas Alva Edison, the founder of the Motion Picture Industry'.