Skip to comments.The first-ever film of a New York City blizzard
Posted on 02/06/2014 4:58:07 AM PST by lowbridge
What storm is this? The horrific blizzard that hit New York on February 17, 1902. It would be considered the worst snowstorm to hit the metropolitan area since the Great Blizzard of 1888. (Read all about it here.) I assume we're actually in the aftermath of the blizzard here, as the snow shovels are out, and the kids are playing.
What area is being filmed? Madison Square Park (near 23rd Street), with theWorth Memorial in the background of some angles
Who made this? Edison Manufacturing Company. Their Manhattan studio was nearby, at 41 East 21st Street.
Who's the director? The head of Edison's film division Edwin S. Porter, considered by most to be the first real movie director, inventing basic techniques used by subsequent filmmakers.
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"..WOW, someone could get their eye poked out"
1902, wow that’s almost as old as Madonna. NYC, when it wasn’t Marxist like it is now and wasn’t completely overrun by foreign invaders.
That shot at 2:11 is looking North up Broadway from 23rd street, I recognize the round street clock which is still there.
WOw look how clear this one is....
Quick! Call The mayor!
Look at all those poor horses being exploited!
I love all the jay-walking and streetcars.
OK, I ready to go back there. Just need to bring along a bag full of anti-biotics and a big box of Morgans.
The long-term Americans thought the Irish, Italians, and Jews who flocked there WERE foreign invaders.
Wow, I guess they had global warming/climate change/excessive carbon dioxide back then too.
Those old days don’t look so good.
Interesting that they managed to keep the street cars running.
Our state-of-the-art light rail system had to be shut down due to weather yesterday.
Looks like very little plowing got done. Must be the wealthy neighborhood.
early footage of a polar vortex cause by man’s globalist war-ming, no doubt.
Yeah but at least they were there legally.
or the Conservative One.
Bizarre isn’t it, it’s like a time machine and every last person in that is dead. Say, I was always a fan of your village lol