Video Details      

2 a.m. in the subway

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 or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his teeth exits with his arms around two women dressed in long skirts and jackets, gloves, and fancy hats. The trio laugh and stumble on the platform as if having a hilarious time, getting the attention of the policeman who attempts to stop their bawdy behavior. Another train arrives on the right track. A man heading for that car in a tweed suit and bowler is briefly stopped by the merry trio and joins them in a laugh. As this passenger boards the train, the policeman and conductor discuss the troublemakers left on the platform. One of the women causes a sensation by raising her skirt and revealing striped stockings as her male companion bends to tie her bootlace, with the other male traveler ogling her out the subway car window.                                               

Video Information
Year: 1905
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
Color: No
Sound: No
Amount of Motion: Medium
Language: English
Sponsor: Thomas Edison
Contributing Organization: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Transcript Available: No

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Digitizing Organization: Library of Congress

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