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James H. White (I) (1872–1944)

Canadian-American filmmaker James H. White was one of the pioneers of early cinema, the man who filmed the famous short The Kiss (1896). Born in the Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia in 1872, he was a 22-year-old gramophone salesman when he went to work at a kinetescope operation in Boston in 1894. The film-viewing parlor was run by ... See full bio »


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(age 71)

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 1910 A Yorkshire School (Short)
 1901 Ostrich Farms at Pasadena (Documentary short)
 1901 Circular Panorama of Atlantic City, N.J. (Documentary short)
 1901 Circular Panorama of Mauch Chunk, Penna. (Documentary short)
 1901 Circular Panorama of Niagara Falls (Documentary short)
 1901 Circular Panorama of the American Falls (Documentary short)
 1901 Piccadilly Circus, London, England (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Exchange, London, England (Documentary short)
 1901 Love in a Hammock (Short)
 1900 A Ride Through the Ghetto (Documentary short)
 1900 Assembly in an Uptown School (Documentary short)
 1900 A Workshop in Full Operation (Documentary short)
 1900 Ball Games, Football, Etc. (Documentary short)
 1900 Battle of Mafeking (Short)
 1900 Boer Comissary Train Treking (Documentary short)
 1900 Capture of Boer Battery (Short)
 1900 Charge of Boer Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1900 Charge of the Boer Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1900 Classroom Gymnastics (Documentary short)
 1900 Cooking Class in Operation (Documentary short)
 1900 Dismissal to the Class Rooms (Documentary short)
 1900 Drill of Naval Cadets at Newport (Documentary short)
 1900 Eclipse (Documentary short)
 1900 English Lancers Charging (Short)
 1900 Esplanade des Invalides (Documentary short)
 1900 Exploding a Whitehead Torpedo (Documentary short)
 1900 Grace Hoop Gymnastic Drill (Documentary short)
 1900 Grandma and the Bad Boys (Short)
 1900 Indian Club Swinging, High School Girls (Documentary short)
 1900 Kindergarten Games (Documentary short)
 1900 Marching Salute to the Flag (Documentary short)
 1900 Military Scenes at Newport, R.I. (Documentary short)
 1900 Naval Sham Battle at Newport (Documentary short)
 1900 Palace of Electricity (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama from the Moving Boardwalk (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama of Eiffel Tower (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama of Gorge Railway (Documentary short)
 1900 Panoramic View of Newport (Documentary short)
 1900 Panoramic View of the Champs Elysees (Documentary short)
 1900 Panoramic View of the Place De L'Concord (Documentary short)
 1900 Paris Exhibition from the Trocadero Palace (Documentary short)
 1900 Rapid Dismissal to the Street (Documentary short)
 1900 Recess Games, Boys (Documentary short)
 1900 Recess Games, Girls (Documentary short)
 1900 Rhythmic Ball Drill to Music (Documentary short)
 1900 Scene on the Boulevard de Capucines (Documentary short)
 1900 School Assembly, Foreign Children (Documentary short)
 1900 Sound Money Parade, New York, Nov. 3, 1900 (Documentary short)
 1900 Swiss Village, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1900 Torpedo Boat 'Morris' Running (Documentary short)
 1900 U.S. Marines in Dewey Land Parade (Documentary short)
 1900 Annual French Military Carousal (Documentary short)
 1900 Arrival of Train at Paris Exposition (Documentary short)
 1900 A Storm at Sea (Documentary short)
 1900 Champs de Mars (Documentary short)
 1900 Champs Elysees (Documentary short)
 1900 Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama of Place de l'Opéra (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama of the Moving Boardwalk (Documentary short)
 1900 Watermelon Contest (Short)
 1900 Discharging a Whitehead Torpedo (Documentary short)
 1900 New Black Diamond Express (Documentary short)
 1900 Overland Express Arriving at Helena, Mont. (Documentary short)
 1900 Red Cross Ambulance on Battlefield (Documentary short)
 1899 Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1899 Defending the Colors (Short)
 1899 Dewey's Arrival at Triumphal Arch (Documentary short)
 1899 Dewey Arch: Troops Passing Under Arch (Documentary short)
 1899 Fun in Camp (Short)
 1899/II Governor Roosevelt and Staff (Documentary short)
 1899 Jones Interviews His Wife (Short)
 1899 Panoramic View of Cruiser 'Olympia' (Documentary short)
 1899 Panoramic View of Floral Float 'Olympia' (Documentary short)
 1899 The Diving Horse (Documentary short)
 1899 The Jeffries-Sharkey Contest (Documentary short)
 1899 Tenderloin at Night (Short)
 1899 The Astor Tramp (Short)
 1899 Trick Bears (Short)
 1899 Love and War (Short)
 1899 Battery K Siege Guns (Short)
 1899 West Point Cadets (Short)
 1899 Shoot the Chutes Series (Documentary short)
 1899 The Early Morning Attack (Short)
 1899 Rout of the Filipinos (Short)
 1899 Skirmish of Rough Riders (Short)
 1899 The Bibulous Clothier (Short)
 1899 A Wringing Good Joke (Short)
 1899 Morning Colors on U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh' (Documentary short)
 1899 Pilot Boats in New York Harbor (Documentary short)
 1899/II U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh' (Documentary short)
 1899 Jones Makes a Discovery (Short)
 1899 Three Acrobats (Short)
 1899 Larks Behind the Scene (Short)
 1899 Poker at Dawson City (Short)
 1899 Rapids Below Suspension Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 Coaches Arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs (Documentary short)
 1899 Lower Falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park (Documentary short)
 1899 Tourists Going Round Yellowstone Park (Documentary short)
 1898/I Battle of San Juan Hill (Short)
 1898 Ella Lola, a la Trilby (Short)
 1898/II Going to the Yokohama Races (Documentary short)
 1898 Lickman's Cigar and Photo Store (Documentary short)
 1898/II S.S. 'Coptic' (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Coptic' Running Before a Gale (Documentary short)
 1898 Sailors Landing Under Fire (Documentary short)
 1898 Surrender of General Toral (Documentary short)
 1898 The Red Cross at the Front (Documentary short)
 1898 The Tramp in the Kitchen (Short)
 1898 Advance Guard, Return of N.J. Troops (Documentary short)
 1898 Return of the 2nd Regiment of New Jersey (Documentary short)
 1898 Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (Short)
 1898 71st Regiment, New York (Documentary short)
 1898 Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship (Documentary short)
 1898 Police Boats Escorting Naval Parade (Documentary short)
 1898 The 'Glen Island, ' Accompanying Parade (Documentary short)
 1898 The 'Massachusetts, ' Naval Parade (Documentary short)
 1898 The 'Texas, ' Naval Parade (Documentary short)
 1898 Statue of Liberty (Documentary short)
 1898 14th U.S. Infantry Drilling at the Presidio (Documentary short)
 1898 Afternoon Tea on Board S.S. 'Doric' (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of Tokyo Train (Documentary short)
 1898 California Volunteers Marching to Embark (Documentary short)
 1898 Canton River Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Canton Steamboat Landing Chinese Passengers (Documentary short)
 1898 Game of Shovel Board on Board S.S. 'Doric' (Documentary short)
 1898 Government House at Hong Kong (Documentary short)
 1898 Hong Kong Regiment, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Hong Kong Regiment, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Hong Kong Wharf Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Honolulu Street Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Japanese Sampans (Documentary short)
 1898 Kanakas Diving for Money (Honolulu), No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Kanakas Diving for Money (Honolulu), No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Landing Wharf at Canton (Documentary short)
 1898 Railway Station at Yokohama (Documentary short)
 1898 Returning from the Races (Documentary short)
 1898 River Scene at Macao, China (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Coptic' Coaling (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Doric' (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Doric' in Mid-Ocean (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Gaelic' (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Gaelic' at Nagasaki (Documentary short)
 1898 Shanghai Police (Documentary short)
 1898 Shanghai Street Scene No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Shanghai Street Scene No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Sikh Artillery, Hong Kong (Documentary short)
 1898 Street Scene in Hong Kong (Documentary short)
 1898 Street Scene in Yokohama, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Street Scene in Yokohama, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Theatre Road, Yokohama (Documentary short)
 1898 Tourists Starting for Canton (Documentary short)
 1898 Wharf Scene, Honolulu (Documentary short)
 1898 Troops Embarking at San Francisco (Documentary short)
 1898 Troop Ships for the Philippines (Documentary short)
 1898 Heaving the Log (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Coptic' Lying To (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. 'Coptic' Running Against the Storm (Documentary short)
 1898/II U.S. Battleship 'Oregon' (Documentary short)
 1898 After Launching (Documentary short)
 1898 Bull Fight, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Bull Fight, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Bull Fight, No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1898 Freight Train (Documentary short)
 1898 Launching, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Launch of Japanese Man-of-War 'Chitosa' (Documentary short)
 1898 Mexico Street Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Mount Tamalpais R.R., No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Mount Tamalpais R.R., No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Mount Taw R.R., No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1898 Native Daughters (Documentary short)
 1898 Parade of Chinese (Documentary short)
 1898 Procession of Floats (Documentary short)
 1898 Union Iron Works (Documentary short)
 1898 Branding Cattle (Documentary short)
 1898 Buck Dance, Ute Indians (Documentary)
 1898 Calf Branding (Documentary short)
 1898 California Limited, A.T. & S.F.R.R. (Documentary short)
 1898 California Orange Groves, Panoramic View (Documentary short)
 1898 Cañon of the Rio Grande (Short documentary)
 1898 Cattle Fording Stream (Short documentary)
 1898 Cattle Leaving the Corral (Documentary short)
 1898 Chinese Procession (Documentary short)
 1898 Circle Dance, Ute Indians (Documentary short)
 1898 Cripple Creek Float (Documentary short)
 1898 Decorated Carriages (Documentary short)
 1898 Denver Fire Brigade (Documentary short)
 1898 Dogs Playing in the Surf (Documentary short)
 1898 Eagle Dance, Pueblo Indians (Documentary short)
 1898 Going Through the Tunnel (Documentary short)
 1898 Horticultural Floats, No. 9 (Documentary short)
 1898 Indian Day School (Short documentary)
 1898 Lassoing a Steer (Documentary short)
 1898 Las Viga Canal, Mexico City (Documentary short)
 1898 Marching Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Market Scene, City of Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Masked Procession (Short)
 1898 Mexican Fishing Scene (Documentary short)
 1898 Mexican Rurales Charge (Documentary short)
 1898 Off for the Rabbit Chase (Documentary short)
 1898 Ostriches Feeding (Documentary short)
 1898 Ostriches Running, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Parade of Coaches (Documentary short)
 1898 Picking Oranges (Documentary short)
 1898 Procession of Mounted Indians and Cowboys (Documentary short)
 1898 Repairing Streets in Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Royal Gorge (Documentary short)
 1898 Serving Rations to the Indians, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1898 Serving Rations to the Indians, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. (Documentary short)
 1898 Spanish Ball Game (Documentary short)
 1898 Street Scene, San Diego (Documentary short)
 1898 Sunday Morning in Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Surface Transit, Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Train Hour in Durango, Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Wand Dance, Pueblo Indians (Documentary short)
 1898 Wash Day in Mexico (Documentary short)
 1898 Ostriches Running, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1898 Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. (Documentary short)
 1897 Fast Mail, Northern Pacific Railroad (Documentary short)
 1897 Tourist Train Leaving Livingston, Mont. (Documentary short)
 1897 Beach Apparatus: Practice (Documentary short)
 1897 Boat Wagon and Beach Cart (Documentary short)
 1897 Boxing for Points (Documentary short)
 1897 Capsize of Lifeboat (Documentary short)
 1897 Cupid and Psyche (Short)
 1897 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, No. 8 (Documentary short)
 1897 Fisherman's Wharf (Documentary short)
 1897 Fishing Smacks (Documentary short)
 1897 Horses Loading for Klondike (Documentary short)
 1897 Hotel del Monte (Documentary short)
 1897 Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal. (Documentary short)
 1897 Launch of Life Boat (Documentary short)
 1897 Launch of Surf Boat (Documentary short)
 1897 Leander Sisters (Short)
 1897 Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. (Documentary short)
 1897 Loading Baggage for Klondike (Documentary short)
 1897 Lurline Baths (Documentary short)
 1897 Rescue - Resuscitation (Short)
 1897 Return of Lifeboat (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Coptic' at Dock (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Coptic' in the Harbor (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Coptic' Sailing Away (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Queen' Leaving Dock (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Queen' Loading (Documentary short)
 1897 S.S. 'Williamette' Leaving for Klondike (Documentary short)
 1897 Southern Pacific Overland Mail (Documentary short)
 1897 Stanford University, California (Documentary short)
 1897 Surf at Monterey (Documentary short)
 1897 Sutro Baths, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1897 The Sea Lions' Home (Documentary short)
 1897 Wall Scaling (Short)
 1897 Sutro Baths, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 Armour's Electric Trolley (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Fire Department in Action (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Police on Parade (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Stockyards (Documentary short)
 1897 Cattle Driven to Slaughter (Documentary short)
 1897 Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago (Documentary short)
 1897 Falls of Minnehaha (Documentary short)
 1897 Free-for-All Race at Charter Oak Park (Documentary short)
 1897 Giant Coal Dumper (Documentary short)
 1897 Ostriches in San Diego (Documentary short)
 1897 Sheep Run, Chicago Stockyards (Documentary short)
 1897 Suburban Handicap, 1897 (Short)
 1897 Waterfall in the Catskills (Documentary short)
 1897 Boating on the Lake (Short)
 1897 Chicken Thieves (Short)
 1897 Children's Toilet (Short)
 1897 Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1897 7th and 71st Regiment, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Bill and Escort (Short)
 1897 General Porter's Oration (Documentary short)
 1897 Grant Veterans - G.A.R. (Short)
 1897 Husking Bee (Short)
 1897 Making Soap Bubbles (Short)
 1897 National Lancers of Boston (Documentary short)
 1897 O'Brien's Trained Horses (Documentary short)
 1897 Old Guard, New York City (Short)
 1897 Sixth U.S. Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1897 Sun Dance - Annabelle (Short)
 1897 Tandem Hurdle Jumping (Short)
 1897 Trick Elephants (Short)
 1897 Bareback Hurdle Jumping (Short)
 1897 Black Diamond Express, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1897 Black Diamond Express, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 Cavalry Passing in Review (Documentary short)
 1897 Chas. Werts, Acrobat (Short)
 1897 Grace Church, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 McKinley Leaving Church (Documentary short)
 1897 Receding View, Black Diamond Express (Documentary short)
 1897 Seminary Girls (Short)
 1897 The Elopement (Short)
 1897 The Washwoman's Troubles (Short)
 1897 Receding View, Black Diamond Express No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 American and Cuban Flag (Short)
 1897 Battery A, Light Artillery, U.S. Army (Short documentary)
 1897 Drum Corps and Militia (Documentary short)
 1897 McKinley Taking the Oath (Short)
 1897 Sleigh Riding, Central Park (Documentary short)
 1897 Umbrella Brigade (Documentary short)
 1897 Vice-President Hobart's Escort (Documentary short)
 1897 Washington Continental Guards (Documentary short)
 1897 Fifth Avenue, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 Guard Mount, Ft. Myer (Documentary short)
 1897 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. (Documentary short)
 1897 Pile Driving, Washington Navy Yard (Documentary short)
 1897 The Little Reb (Short)
 1897 The Milker's Mishap (Short)
 1897 Market Square, Harrisburg, Pa. (Documentary short)
 1897 Parisian Dance (Short)
 1897 Pennsylvania State Militia, Double Time (Documentary short)
 1897 Pennsylvania State Militia, Single Time (Documentary short)
 1897 Police Patrol Wagon (Documentary short)
 1897 The Farmer's Troubles (Short)
 1897 The First Sleigh-Ride (Documentary short)
 1896 American Line Pier (Documentary short)
 1896 Black Diamond Express (Documentary short)
 1896 Boat Rescue (Short)
 1896 Broadway at Post Office (Documentary short)
 1896 Buffalo Horse Market (Documentary short)
 1896 Carpenter Shop (Short)
 1896 Central Park (Documentary short)
 1896 Chicago and Buffalo Express (Documentary short)
 1896 Fast Train (Documentary short)
 1896 Fast Trains (Documentary short)
 1896 Fourteenth and Broadway (Documentary short)
 1896 Going to the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 Horseshoe Falls, from Luna Isle (Short documentary)
 1896 Hurdle Race: High Jumpers (Documentary short)
 1896 Interrupted Lover (Short)
 1896 Niagara Falls, Whirlpool (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade of New York City Crossing Sweepers (Documentary short)
 1896 Pat vs. Populist (Short)
 1896 Rapids at Cave of the Winds (Documentary short)
 1896 Return of the Fisherman (Documentary short)
 1896 Rockville Bridge and Train Crossing (Documentary short)
 1896 Rope Dance (Short)
 1896 Sea Beach Scene (Documentary short)
 1896 Street Sprinkling and Trolley Cars (Documentary short)
 1896 Tally Ho: Arrival (Documentary short)
 1896 Tally Ho: Departure (Short)
 1896 Telephone Appointment (Short)
 1896 The N.Y. 'World' Sick Baby Fund (Documentary short)
 1896 Tub Race (Short)
 1896 American Falls, from Incline R.R. (Short documentary)
 1896 American Falls from Above, American Side (Documentary short)
 1896 Charge of West Point Cadets (Documentary short)
 1896 Fighting the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1896 Starting for the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 The Ferris Wheel (Documentary short)
 1896 The Runaway in the Park (Documentary short)
 1896 The Morning Alarm (Documentary short)
 1896 Mounted Police Charge (Documentary short)
 1896 A Morning Bath (Documentary short)
 1896 Bag Punching (Short)
 1896 Clark's Thread Mill (Documentary short)
 1896 East Side Drive, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 East Side Drive, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 German Children's Parade (Documentary short)
 1896 Park Police Drill Left Wheel and Forward (Documentary short)
 1896 Park Police Drill Mount and Dismounting (Documentary short)
 1896 Sidewalks of New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Streets of Cairo (Documentary short)
 1896 Surf at Long Branch (Documentary short)
 1896 The Burning Stable (Short)
 1896 The Old German Mill (Short)
 1896 Turkish Harem Scene (Short)
 1896 Feeding the Doves (Short documentary)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (Short)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1896 Ferry Boat Leaving Dock, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Lone Fisherman (Short)
 1896 Lucille Sturgis (Short)
 1896 Washington Market (Documentary short)
 1896 Asbury Park Baby Parade No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 Baggage Wagons of Li Hung Chang (Documentary short)
 1896 Steamer 'Rosedale' (Short)
 1896 Steamer 'St. Louis' Leaving Dock (Documentary short)
 1896 Vernona Jarbeau (Short)
 1896 Bathing Scene at Rockaway (Documentary short)
 1896 Boxing Match Between a Man and a Woman (Documentary short)
 1896 Love in a Sleigh (Short)
 1896 Passaic Falls, New Jersey (Documentary short)
 1896 The Interrupted Supper (Short)
 1896 Artillery Scene at Peekskill (Documentary short)
 1896 Bowling Green at a Busy Hour (Documentary short)
 1896 Niagara Falls (Canadian Falls) (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade of Bicyclists at Brooklyn, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Pony Race at Coney Island (Documentary short)
 1896 View from Gorge Railroad (Documentary short)
 1896/II Shooting the Chutes (Documentary short)
 1896 Battery Park (Documentary short)
 1896 Elevated Railway, 23rd Street, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Knights of Templar Parade (Documentary short)
 1896 Railway Smash-Up (Documentary short)
 1896 Scene on Surf Ave., Coney Island (Documentary short)
 1896 Broadway at 14th Street (Documentary short)
 1896 Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (Documentary short)
 1896 Haymakers at Work (Documentary short)
 1896 Herald Square (Documentary short)
 1896 Mess Call (Documentary short)
 1896 Watermelon Contest (Short)
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