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Chicago Police Parade (1897)

Chicago défilé de policemen (original title)
Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera. Each of the six groups that pass is escorted by an officer. All are men, all are white,... See full summary »

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Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera. Each of the six groups that pass is escorted by an officer. All are men, all are white, all look tall, all wear identical high-buttoned uniforms and badges and carry a nightstick. Almost all sport mustaches. Behind the police comes a horse-drawn carriage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Chicago défilé de policemen
26 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Chicago défilé de policemen (1896)

According to a few different sources this here was the first movie ever filmed in Chicago. That alone makes it worth wtching. This was one of several films that the Lumiere Brothers films in America during a 1896 trip. The film captures a police parade but it's probably more like some training. There were a lot of parades filmed from this era and they all usually have a large crowd watching. Since there wasn't any crowd to be seen I'm going to guess this here was something else. Either way, this is a pretty entertaining film from a historical nature but it's also fascinating getting to see what cops looked like back in 1896. The type of outfits they were wearing is the main focus here. Obviously there's nothing ground-breaking here but it's still great to see the film.


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