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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Child Street Performer, 1898

Young boy about age 12, a street entertainer, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera.
Online
1990
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Spanish-American War Reenactment, 1899

Spanish-American war re-enactment credited to Thomas Edison; "Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan"; staged shot of US soldiers advancing on Spanish/Cubans and exchange of gunfire with lots of smoke and dramatic "falling in death" action.
Online
1990
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The Brooklyn Bridge, 1899

Panorama from tower of Brooklyn Bridge (on the Brooklyn side) Starts looking southwest then fast pan north along East River shoreline, across the bridge itself & continuing on north.
Online
1990
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: European Leaders, ca. 1900

Compilation of diplomatic leaders of Europe leading to WWI. Includes Bismarck; young King George with Prince Albert and Princess Mary playing soldier, and Czar Nikolas.
Online
1900
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Film Spooling, ca. 1900

35mm movie film rolling past (vertically) on spools. Then pan down the interior of a film processing machine.
Online
1900
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Boer War, 1900

Boer War; staged attack by British Troops in South Africa (only surviving example of British military action being staged for the cameras in South Africa)
Online
1900
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: President McKinley, 1901

President William McKinley speaking at the Buffalo Exposition. He was assassinated the next day.
Online
1901
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Skyscraper Construction, 1901

Some daring construction workers get a ride down from new skyscraper via the crane.
Online
1901
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Wild West Parade, 1901

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York.
Online
1901
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Star Theater Demolished, 1902

The 1902 demolition of the famous Star Theatre in NYC, filmed using time-lapse photography.
Online
1902
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Horse Drawn Carriage Traffic, 1902

Parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages; bridge/ aqueduct in BG.
Online
1902
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Teddy Roosevelt, ca. 1902

Montage of scenes of Theodore Roosevelt
Online
1902
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The Wright Brothers, ca. 1903

Wright Brothers flight with VO explanation that describes a flight where they break altitude record; and the birth of commercial aviation where a passenger is included with the pilot. Sound effects have been added.
Online
1903
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Blackwell Island, 1903

Panorama of Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) NYC. At the time a place for warehousing undesirables.
Online
1903
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: New York City Fire Department, 1903

New York Fire Department Returning. Film of several horse-drawn fire vehicles driving down street: two hook-and-ladders, two steam pumpers, a rescue wagon.
Online
1903
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Westinghouse Foundry, 1904

Tapping a furnace at Westinghouse foundries
Online
1904