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The Lassie and Her Dog
A pet dog submits to his mistress’s beautifying ministrations
Comedy 1901 3 mins Silent
A young girl cleans and spruces her slightly reluctant pet pooch in this silent short, which plays on the reliable sentimental draw of children and animals. The puppy is remarkably forbearing, even when being manhandled by its ears. The film ends with a posed close-up of the two stars, flanked by another pair of more mature dogs - a tableau that is strikingly like another Victorian film, Me and My Two Friends (1898).
Kidnapping by Indians (1899)
Drama 1899 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
Out-takes of the world's earliest ever 'Western' film.
Comedy 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Glasgow
Young scamps launch a snowball attack on a hapless bobby.
Interest film 1903 2 mins Silent
What’s in your cheese? The microscopic mites here are unpleasant today but caused a sensation in 1903, in one of the Britain’s earliest exhibited scientific films.
First X-ray Cinematograph Film Ever Taken
Frogs legs on film: trailblazing Victorian medical research
Drama 1899 1 mins Silent
The first ever Shakespearean film - once thought to be lost - with Herbert Beerbohm Tree in the title role.
A Woman Undressing
Pornography 1896 1 mins Silent
A treat for Victorian voyeurs - and Britain's oldest erotic film?
ABC in Sound
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film