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Factory Chimney Fire
A veritable Victorian Towering Inferno.
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
Light - then stand well back! From its earliest days, film has hungered for spectacle. The scheduled destruction of tall structures provided filmmakers with just such an opportunity. It was briefly a genre unto itself and an early example of the 'film of the event', the coordination of both event and film often being pre-planned. This is a suitably incendiary instance.
Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station Arrival of Train-load of Visitors at Henley Station
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
Jolly boating weather as the hordes descend on Henley for the Regatta.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn
A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Charity Costume Parade - Manchester or Salford, C.1900 -no.2 Charity Costume Parade - Manchester or Salford, C.1900 -no.2
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
A light-hearted parade makes a wonderful charity appeal - and film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.