Tuesday, May 29, 2007

23 Ska-Doo! Moving Pictures!

Here is a site with some excellent old films shot in New York City by Thomas Edison and Biograph cameramen around the turn of the century.

These are just little snippets of what life was like back then.

Check out the Flatiron Building shorts. You can see horse and buggy mixed with electric street cars. And you thought traffic jams were bad now.

It's just wild that you can return to that same exact spot today, over 100 years later and look upon the Flatiron and it's corners, and see they haven't changed all that much.

100 years from now? Maybe.

200 years? Not without scuba gear!

This is part of the Celluloid Skyline: New York and The Movies exhibit, now at New York's Grand Central Station.

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