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Charleston chain-gang

Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gesture to indicate the chain gang should move. They walk toward camera position, continuing until the last man in the column passes the camera.                                              
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Video Information
Year: 1902
Genre: Historical
Keywords: Prisoners--South Carolina; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:47
Color: No
Sound: No
Amount of Motion: Medium
Language: English
Sponsor: Thomas Edison
Contributing Organization: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Transcript Available: No

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Digitizing Organization: Library of Congress

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