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Nice Look at History
Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
12 April 2009
Astor Battery on Parade (1899)
*** (out of 4)
The Astor Battery became famous after the Spanish-American war and
these young men are on display in this Edison short, which was shot on
Saturday, January 21, 1899. We see a parade cross Broadway onto Union
Square with the mounted police, the band and then the Astor Battery.
The footage of this short is still in very good condition, which adds a
lot considering how little footage is available of these men. Needless
to say the real entertainment comes from seeing these real life men and
as a history lesson this film is quite important.
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