42 thoughts on “More Cities Around The World On Film: The 1890s

  1. (1) I exclaimed, while watching this, “Moving sidewalks?!”
    (2) I noticed that the quality of the film varied from fuzzy and choppy to fluid and crisp.
    (3) I enjoyed this film even more than the others you’ve shared.

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  2. This is lovely. I think it’s a great shame that for the most part national costumes are seldom seen now. It’s all blue jeans and t-shirt or sweatshirt. Clothes define a person. Looking at the women here I think they had much more presence. They seem to stand straight and hold their heads up. I suppose you would if you wore a tight corset. Maybe it’s my imagination?

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    1. I think it is genuine, GP, though possibly a couple of years later, maybe 1894. The ‘Kinetograph’ movie camera was invented in America in 1890, by Edison and Dickson. Not long after, they were able to project the moving images on a big screen.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. this is absolutely fascinating! I can’t believe we are seeing this from the 1890s, hard to imagine. and the kids at the end look like they are playing a game of some sort, great way to end it.

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