Five Seminary girls in white night dresses engage in a pillow fight. A woman (teacher) enters the room and admonishes them.The girls try to hide. One tries to crawl under a bed, but the woman grabs her by the feet and pulls her out. (Filmed April, 1897, in Edison Studio, New Jersey.)
Early advertising: Admiral Cigarette (1897) in the United States. A commercial. Four men in various costumes sit and converse in front of a billboard for Admiral Cigarettes. The billboard fills the entire background. Beside them is a large box, marked Admiral Cigarettes. A cross section of men: one dressed as an American Indian, with feather headdress, another a military outfit, a third, as Uncle Sam in striped pants, and the fourth (with pork-chop whiskers) is in a suit, vest, tie, and hat. Suddenly, the box pops open and a woman in tight-fitting costume emerges. She hands out cigarettes to the men and scatters dozens of cigarettes in front of them. She and the men smoke cigarettes and the men unfurl a banner saying, "We all smoke." (Edison Studio, 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..
Two girls fight with pillow. Pillow is torn into pieces. Four girls in their night dresses engaged in the pillow fight. Feathers fly over their heads and about the room. (Edison Studio, 1897)