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Monkey and Another, Boxing
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Monkey and Another, Boxing
Lost film from 1891, directed by William K.L. Dickson and William Heise.
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Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud
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Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud
Lost film from 1891, directed by William K.L. Dickson and William Heise. The film stars Fred C. Devonald and James C. Duncan.
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Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop
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Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop
Lost film from 1891, directed by William K.L. Dickson and William Heise. The film stars James C. Duncan.
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Duncan Smoking
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Duncan Smoking
Unfound film from 1891, directed by William K.L. Dickson and William Heise. The film stars James C. Duncan.
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Two Fencers
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Two Fencers
Short film of two men fencers
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Men Boxing
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Men Boxing

1891
Men Boxing
Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.
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Dickson Greeting
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Dickson Greeting
William K.L. Dickson brings his hat from his one hand to the other and moves his head slightly, as a small nod toward the audience. This was the first film produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company to be shown to public audiences and the press.
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Je vous aime
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Je vous aime
This early cinematic instance of a close-up—or, more accurately, a medium close-up shot of the chest and face of the maker of this film and others like it, Georges Demenÿ saying “Je vous aime”—was made at the request of Hector Marichelle, professor and director of the National Deaf-Mute Institute in France, who planned to use filmed speech to teach deaf ...
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La Vague
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La Vague

1891
La Vague
Experimental film of a wave, recorded on the bay of Naples.
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Newark Athlete
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Newark Athlete
Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.
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London’s Trafalgar Square
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London’s Trafalgar Square
Moving picture of London's Trafalgar Square traffic, filmed with a kinesigraph.
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Monkeyshines, No. 3
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Monkeyshines, No. 3
Experimental film that follows up on the results of "Monkeyshines, No. 1" and "Monkeyshines, No. 2". Once again, an Edison company worker moves around in front of the motion picture camera.
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Mosquinha
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Mosquinha

1890
Mosquinha
Shot of the flight of a fly.
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Monkeyshines, No. 2
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Monkeyshines, No. 2
Experimental film that follows up on the results of "Monkeyshines, No. 1". Once again, an Edison company worker moves around in front of the motion picture camera.
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Monkeyshines, No. 1
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Monkeyshines, No. 1
Experimental film made to test the original cylinder format of the Kinetoscope and believed to be the first film shot in the United States. It shows a blurry figure in white standing in one place making large gestures and is only a few seconds long.
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Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses
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Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses
Alleged silent black-and-white short film shot at Apsley Gate, Hyde Park, London. It was claimed to be the first motion picture until pre-dating footage shot by Louis Le Prince was discovered. It was never publicly shown and is now considered a lost film with no known surviving prints or stills.
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Roundhay Garden Scene
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Roundhay Garden Scene
The earliest surviving celluloid film, and believed second moving picture ever created, was shot by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince using the LPCCP Type-1 MkII single-lens camera. It was taken in the garden of Oakwood Grange, the Whitley family house in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire (UK), possibly on 14 October 1888. It shows Adolphe Le Prince (Le ...
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Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
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Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
A film by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, shot in late October 1888, showing pedestrians and carriages crossing Leeds Bridge.
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