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New York: Broadway at Union Square (1896)
"New York, Broadway et Union Square" (original title)

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A stationary camera captures the hustle and bustle of Manhattan on Broadway at Union Square in Greenwich Village. As streetcars pass with rapid regularity, two police officers make sure ... See full summary »

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A stationary camera captures the hustle and bustle of Manhattan on Broadway at Union Square in Greenwich Village. As streetcars pass with rapid regularity, two police officers make sure that pedestrians who are crossing the street do so safely. Horse-drawn carriages pass as well. The men wear hats and ties; the lads wear caps; the women are in long skirts. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Very old, always interesting
15 March 2005 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The old little films made by the cinématographe, invention of Louis and Auguste Lumière, are all interesting since it is part of the history of cinema. Since they all run for about forty or fifty seconds it is hard to be bored watching them. 'New York, Broadway et Union Square' shows exactly what the title tells us. The stationary camera looks at Broadway and Union Square in Greenwich Village. We see two police officers taking care of pedestrians wanting to cross the street while streetcars pass. In the background we also see some horses and carriages.

Like I said, these films are too short to get bored. Watching the lives of some New Yorkers over a hundred years ago is pretty interesting as well, even though it only shows us a minute from it.


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