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Pompiers à Lyon (1896)

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In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera. Two horses draw each wagon, and each wagon carries from two to eight ... See full summary »
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In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera. Two horses draw each wagon, and each wagon carries from two to eight firefighters. After the wagons pass, carts and pedestrians resume traffic on the street. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Paris: les pompiers, I. Passage des pompes See more »

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Pompiers à Lyon (1896)
22 December 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pompiers à Lyon (1896)

If you're familiar with these early films then you know watching firemen work was a very big seller in America. A lot of Edison movies dealt with firemen racing down the street or battling blazes so it should come as no shock that they'd try this in France as well. This Lumiere film has the camera set up at the end of a street when four horse carriages carrying firemen and their equipment come rushing by. Obviously this here isn't much different than the type of films that were popular in America but this here does benefit from some better than normal cinematography and of course you just gotta have fun looking at this old footage showing you how firemen once worked.


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