Ragtime

Jun. 19th, 2017 10:31 am
tycho_anomaly: 1950s green plastic brontosaurus poking its head in from stage left (Default)
 
 
 
 

two men holding hands on Brooklyn Bridge in 1911 film

A 1911 documentary travelogue of New York City by a Swedish film crew. From the MoMA collection (viewable online through July 11).

Things to note:

• Spectacular views of bridges, skylines, landmarks, steamship ferries, trolleys, El trains, pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and fashion.

• Most people ignoring (or not noticing) the camera

• At least two instances of one-legged men (war veterans?) (@ ~3:00 and 4:47, and possibly a third @ 6:16)

• Same-sex couple holding hands as they cross Brooklyn Bridge (@ 3:42)

• Almost everybody wearing hats, except for a trio of men with hats in hand crossing the street in front of the Flatiron Building, one of whom puts his back on when he seems to spot the camera (@ 6:30)

Profile

tycho_anomaly: 1950s green plastic brontosaurus poking its head in from stage left (Default)
Tycho

June 2017

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18 192021222324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 12:15 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios