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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
 
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
 
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
 
A tough dance (1902)
From either side of a white, apparently outdoors, setting enter a man and woman, both wearing ragged street clothes and caps. As they approach center stage, the man grabs the...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Dance--New York (State)--New York; Hoodlums--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Dancers--New York (State)--New York; Bowery (New York, N.Y.: Street)--Drama; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:45
Popularity (downloads): 1381
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Buffalo stockyards (1897)
From Edison films catalog: A long line of horses, mules and ponies are led, driven and ridden into the yards, where they are sold and distributed. 50 feet. 7.50.

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Stockyards--New York (State)--Buffalo; Horses--New York (State)--Buffalo; Horse industry--New York (State)--Buffalo; Ponies--New York (State)--Buffalo; Mules--New York (State)--Buffalo; Livestock--New York (State)--Buffalo--Marketing; Buffalo (NY)Actuality;
Duration: 00:00:25
Popularity (downloads): 670
 
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
 
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
 

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