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The tramp's unexpected skate (1901)
On a stage with a painted backdrop of a terrace overlooking a park, a man identified as a tramp by his ragged costume and beard lies asleep against a potted...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Tramps--United States--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Roller-skating--United States--Drama; Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:47
Popularity (downloads): 2517
 
A frontier flirtation (1903)
Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Disguise--United States--Drama; Man-woman relationships--United States--Drama; Impersonation--Drama; Men--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Women--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Cowboys--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Courtship--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:48
Popularity (downloads): 1041
 
2 a.m. in the subway (1905)
Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Subway stations--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Subways--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Transit police--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Women--New York (State)--New York--Conduct of life--Drama; Men--New York (State)--New York--Conduct of life--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Artificial legs--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:53
Popularity (downloads): 4588
 
The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them (1902)
Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. In front of the fence is a bench, on which sits Joseph Hart...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Foxy Grandpa (Fictitious character)--Drama; Banjo--United States--Drama; Banjoists--United States--Drama; Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Tap dancing--United States; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Dance; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:08
Popularity (downloads): 1091
 
As in a looking glass (1903)
Opens on a split stage set of two rooms with a door and wall between them. In the living or dining room on the left of the frame, an elderly,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Practical jokes--Drama; Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama; Falls (Accidents)--United States--Drama; Grandfathers--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:01
Popularity (downloads): 641
 
A rube couple at a county fair (1904)
From Edison films catalog: Scene I--Driving into the Grounds. Scene II--Machinery department. Scene III--Getting weighed. Scene IV--On the Pike. Scene V--Looking at the big pumpkins. Scene VI--Cattle parade. Scene VII--Trotting...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Agricultural exhibitions--United States--Drama; Fairs--United States--Drama; Rural population--United States--Drama; Farmers--United States--Drama; Amusements--United States--Drama; Cattle--Connecticut; Horses--Connecticut; Horsemen and horsewomen--Connecticut; Agricultural machinery; ComedyActuality;
Duration: 00:03:57
Popularity (downloads): 629
 
A ballroom tragedy (1905)
Opens on a set of a sitting room, apparently off a ballroom where dancers occasionally can be glimpsed through a curtained entrance stage right. Near the entrance, a young couple...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Crimes of passion--United States--Drama; Murder--United States--Drama; Women murderers--United States--Drama; Women--Crimes against--United States--Drama; Adultery--United States--Drama; Jealousy--United States--Drama; Stab wounds--United States--Drama; Ballrooms--United States--Drama; Ballroom dancing--United States--Drama; Silent films; Drama; Crime films and programs; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:50
Popularity (downloads): 1761
 
Trapeze disrobing act (1901)
Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville or burlesque show. Two men with long hair and beards in rough clothing appear to be eating and talking...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama; Aerialists--United States--Drama; Striptease--United States--Drama; Stripteasers--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Rural population--United States--Drama; Silent films; Vaudeville; Rural comedies; Erotica; Shorts;
Duration: 00:02:18
Popularity (downloads): 2146
 
The chimney (1902)
Filming of a popular vaudeville gag. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a lake and forest. From opposite sides of the stage enter a chimney sweep, covered...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Chimney sweeps--Drama; Millers--Drama; Soot--Drama; Flour--Drama; Affray--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:31
Popularity (downloads): 855
 
A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" (1903)
Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Wake services--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Dead--Drama; Death; Apparent--Drama; Hell's Kitchen (New York, N. Y. )--Drama; Coffins--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Mourning customs--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Drinking of alcoholic beverages--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Beer--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:28
Popularity (downloads): 1246
 

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