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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
 
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
 
Buffalo Bill's wild west parade (1902)
The film shows a parade down Fifth Avenue, New York. In the foreground many children, both black and white, can be seen following alongside the parade. The participants in the...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Buffalo Bill; 1846-1917; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company; Parades--New York (State); New York; Cowboys--New York (State); New York; Indians of North America--New York (State); United States--Army--Cavalry; Horses--New York (State);Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State); Afro-Americans--New York (State); Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:52
Popularity (downloads): 1631
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Horse parade at the Pan-American Exposition (1901)
There is a paved street in the foreground and on the curbing on the opposite side spectators have gathered to watch a parade. In the background are several large exposition...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N; Y; )Exhibitions--United States; Parades--New York (State)--Buffalo; Horses; Horse processions--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (N.Y.); Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:02:26
Popularity (downloads): 542
 
Buffalo Fire Department in action (1897)
From F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue: Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Buffalo (N.Y.)--Fire Dept; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Buffalo; Fire engines--New York (State)--Buffalo; Horses--New York (State)--Buffalo; Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (NY) Actuality;
Duration: 00:00:25
Popularity (downloads): 1286
 
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
 

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