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Skating on lake, Central Park (1902)
The view is of a frozen lake in Central Park crowded with ice skaters. The film is of such poor quality that it is difficult to tell if the apparent...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Skating--New York (State)--New York; Winter--New York (State)--New York; Central Park (New York, N. Y.); Skaters--New York (State)--New York; Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:00:54
Popularity (downloads): 728
 
Sleighing scene (1898)
A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear.

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Sleighing--New York (State)--New York; Sleighs--New York (State)--New York; Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York; Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York; Winter--New York (State)--New York; Central Park (New York, N.Y.)Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:00:47
Popularity (downloads): 758
 
Delivering newspapers (1903)
The film shows a group of about fifty preadolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Paperboys--New York (State)--New York; Newspaper carriers--New York (State)--New York; American newspapers--New York (State)--New York; World (New York, N. Y. : 1860-1931); Commercial vehicles--New York (State)--New York; Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York; Boys--New York (State)--New York; Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:00:53
Popularity (downloads): 773
 
Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City (1903)
The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York; Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York; Incinerators--New York (State)--New York; Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:42
Popularity (downloads): 408
 
Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition (1901)
The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N; Y; )Exhibitions--United States; Dance; Dancers--New York (State)--Buffalo; Romanies--New York (State)--Buffalo; Women; Romani--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (N.Y.); Actuality--Short; Dance--Performance--Short;
Duration: 00:01:18
Popularity (downloads): 1030
 
Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. (1904)
Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Parades; Children; Parade floats; Asbury Park (N.J.)--Social life and customs; New Jersey--Social life and customs; Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:03:44
Popularity (downloads): 926
 
Rube and Mandy at Coney Island (1903)
From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows this country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, riding the bulls and the "Down...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Coney Island (New York; N; Y; )Steeplechase Park (New York; N; Y; )Amusement parks--New York (State)--Drama; Amusements--New York (State)--Drama; Amusement rides--New York (State)--Drama; Rural population--New York (State)--Drama; Aquatic sports--New York (State)--Drama; ComedyActuality;
Duration: 00:03:55
Popularity (downloads): 1080
 
Panoramic view of Electric Tower from a balloon (1901)
The title indicates that this film was taken from a balloon. However, there is no aerial photography. Instead it is an up and down or elevation of the camera on...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N.Y.); Exhibitions--United States; Towers--New York (State)--Buffalo; Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo; Amusement rides--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (N.Y.); Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:20
Popularity (downloads): 692
 
Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island (1903)
The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Amusement parks--New York (N.Y.)--Coney Island; Coney Island (New York, N.Y.); Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:32
Popularity (downloads): 756
 
Racing at Sheepshead Bay (1897)
From Edison films catalog: The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. 50 feet. 7.50.

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Horse racing--New York (State)--New York; Race horses--New York (State)--New York; Racetracks (Horse racing)--New York (State)--New York; Sheepshead Bay (New York, N.Y.); Jockeys--New York (State)--New York; Actuality;
Duration: 00:00:25
Popularity (downloads): 744
 

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