Cinema: Riches in Rolls

The Library of Congress sometimes discovers that it is richer than it knew. Last winter, for instance, the Library found that it owns probably the world's finest collection of early U.S. movies. Last week this treasure—which is on paper instead of celluloid film—was still unexplored, uncatalogued. But it was known to include such riches as:

D. W. Griffith's The Violin Maker of Cremona (1909); 250 other Biograph films (1908-1912); 85 Keystone comedies with their cops (1914-1915); The Life of Buffalo Bill, starring William Cody himself (1912); scenes of the San Francisco earthquake (1906);...

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