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Ship Departing from Port (c.1901)

A large liner draws away from the quay, but where is she headed?

Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent


This two-shot sequence of a large steam passenger ship pulling slowly away from the quayside was presumably part of a longer film, which might have allowed us to identify the ship and its location. Alas, the rest is apparently lost, and thanks to poor picture quality we are left only with the haunting images of passengers waving at their loved ones on the quay and the crew bustling about on deck.