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Videos for Category Videoblogging or Autobiographical (177)

Edison - 1901 - Esquimaux Village from Pan American Exposition

Edison - 1901 - Esquimaux Village f...

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Added 2 months ago | 00:00:54 | 416 views

Title: Esquimaux village Summary: The first of three camera positions shows a low building resembling an igloo beside a small pool, and an ice floe. Dark-complexioned people dressed as Eskimos run up and down alongside the pool, and a ...

Edison  A Romance of the Rails - 1903

Edison A Romance of the Rails - 1903

Library of Congress

Added 4 months ago | 00:04:46 | 497 views

From Edison films catalog A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl dressed in white seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train A young man approa...

Edison - The messenger boy's mistake - Library of Congress 1903

Edison - The messenger boy's mistak...

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Added 4 months ago | 00:01:57 | 360 views

From Edison films catalog Cholly wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet To find out if the girl really loves him he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to wear this if she does The boy delivers the no...

Opening of new East River bridge, New York / Edison 1903

Opening of new East River bridge, N...

Library of Congress

Added 5 months ago | 00:03:31 | 354 views

The first view is from the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the day of the opening. Close-ups of the parading dignitaries and members of the press [Frame: 0345] are seen. From another camera position, taken over the heads of the cro...

Edison - New York City "ghetto" fish market - 1903

Edison - New York City "ghetto" fis...

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Added 6 months ago | 00:02:56 | 639 views

The view photographed from an elevated camera position looks down on a very crowded New York City street market Rows of pushcarts and street vendors vehicles can be seen The precise location is difficult to ascertain but it is certainly ...

Edison - The gay shoe clerk - 1903

Edison - The gay shoe clerk - 1903

Library of Congress

Added 7 months ago | 00:01:14 | 752 views

From Edison films catalog Scene shows interior of shoestore Young lady and chaperone enter While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of highheeled slippers on the young lady the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper The...

Time lapse of my side yard, Feb. 2nd, 2015

Time lapse of my side yard, Feb. 2n...

Video scraps

Added 7 months ago | 00:00:10 | 656 views

The weather service indcates we added 11 or 12 inches during this storm. One second of video equals about 90 minutes real time. Shot in Melrose, MA on Feb. 2, 2015. (rsikkema@mit.edu). Try it full screen...

The City (1939)

The City (1939)

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Added 8 months ago | 00:32:06 | 1681 views

Contents A plea for community planning which contrasts the awesome conditions of human living in a modern industrial city with 1 the serenity of life in an eighteenthcentury New England village and 2 the architects and engineers concept ...

Parade of Krewe of Rex, New Orleans, February 25, 1941

Parade of Krewe of Rex, New Orleans...

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Added 8 months ago | 00:09:31 | 1202 views

New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II. From the Prelinger Archives at archive.org

Roadrunners (CA 1952)

Roadrunners (CA 1952)

Video scraps

Added 8 months ago | 00:13:15 | 664 views

Outlaw hotrodders become lawabiding gearheads after a community organizes supervised racing clubs and timing associations

Catching an early train - Edison 1901

Catching an early train - Edison 1901

Library of Congress

Added 8 months ago | 00:00:38 | 880 views

From Edison films catalog Surburbanite sic is seen in bed chamber discovers he has overslept himself jumps out of bed shirt trousers shoes collar tie coat vest hat cane cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him ...

Discharging a Whitehead Torpedo - Edison films 1900

Discharging a Whitehead Torpedo - E...

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Added 8 months ago | 00:01:18 | 860 views

From Edison films catalog Taken on board the US torpedo boat Morris It shows the crew loading a Whitehead torpedo into the tube and then discharging it The torpedo can be seen running along the surface of the water for a distance of over...