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A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" (1903)
Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Wake services--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Dead--Drama; Death; Apparent--Drama; Hell's Kitchen (New York, N. Y. )--Drama; Coffins--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Mourning customs--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Drinking of alcoholic beverages--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Beer--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:28
Popularity (downloads): 1246
 
2 a.m. in the subway (1905)
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...

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
Popularity (downloads): 4588
 
Rube and Mandy at Coney Island (1903)
From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows this country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, riding the bulls and the "Down...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Coney Island (New York; N; Y; )Steeplechase Park (New York; N; Y; )Amusement parks--New York (State)--Drama; Amusements--New York (State)--Drama; Amusement rides--New York (State)--Drama; Rural population--New York (State)--Drama; Aquatic sports--New York (State)--Drama; ComedyActuality;
Duration: 00:03:55
Popularity (downloads): 1080
 
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
 
Fights of nations (1907)
Part 1: In "Mexico and Spain," a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her suitor, who wears a fancy Spanish, matador-style outfit. The...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: International relations--Drama; United States--Foreign relations--1901-1909--Drama; United States--Ethnic relations--Drama; United States--Foreign public opinion--Drama; Peace--Drama; Jews--United States--Drama; Afro-Americans--New York (State)--New York--Social life and customs--Drama; Dance; Black--New York (State)--New York--Drama; Irish Americans--Alcohol use--Drama; Dueling--Drama; Silent films; Drama; Vaudeville; Political films and programs; Shorts;
Duration: 00:03:32
Popularity (downloads): 835
 
Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition (1901)
Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers,...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo; N; Y; )United States; --Army; --Infantry--Drill and tactics--Drama; Battles--New York (State)--Buffalo--Drama; Indians of North America--Wars--Drama; Exhibitions--United States; Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo; Buffalo (NY)Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:03
Popularity (downloads): 610
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 

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