The Glenroy Brothers stage a choreographed comic boxing match in which they manage to miss as they swing at each other, and do cartwheels and the like. Filmed at Edison's Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, USA
Princess Ali, of Barnum and Bailey's circus, performs an Egyptian Belly Dance while accompanied by other costumed musicians playing musical instruments. Filmed on May 9, 1895, when the circus was playing near the Edison Laboratory in Orange, New Jersey.
Pioneer film producer, W.K.L. Dickson, playing a violin into a recording cone in early attempt to record sound simultaneously with the filming of moving images. Dickson, himself plays the violin.To add more action, two of his colleagues dance together, to the music. Filmed at the Edison Black maria Studio in New Jersey.
Historic tableau presentation of the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. The role of Mary is played by Robert Thomae. The film employs stop action to substitute a dummy for the Queen. Filmed at Edison's Laboratory in 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.