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Gay (happy) Nineties Live Again

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keywords: early america, new york city public transportation, new york city street scenes, elevated trains, newspaper boy, women factory workers, 1890's fashions, alexander graham bell, marie curie, thomas edison, governor-elect woodrow wilson, chicago street scenes, san francisco street scenes, horse-drawn fire engine, women swimsuit fashions, early coney island

Synopsis: Scenes of American life from the mid-1880's to early 1900's with scenes of early public transportation in New York City, fashion and lifestyle, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, scientist Marie Curie, inventor Thomas Edison, Streets of early Chicago, Streets of early San Francisco, risque swimsuit fashions and more...(read more)

  • Date: 1890's
  • Duration: 00:09:40
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Gay (happy) Nineties Live Again

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The Gay Nineties Live Again

Old time movies, flicker and all, features many scenes of America from the mid 1880s to early 1900s.

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Early public transportation in New York City. Scenes of a horse drawn trolley car or tram, also called horsecars and seeing New York via steam-engine on New York City's elevated trains in the mid-1880s. Scenes of early automobiles on the streets of New York City. Newspaper boy selling newspapers on street corner.


Sewing machine girls or women hard at work, scenes of working girls punching time clock at a factory, and the dress fashions of working women in the mid-1880s. Men and women fashions at Easter-time on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Men and women sport clothes fashions in the 1890s, man and women tennis match. Millinery on parade, ladies hat fashions in the 1890s.


World personalities of yesteryear. French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, John Bunny, an American actor, Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. Future US President Teddy Roosevelt and his heroic Rough riders on return from the Spanish-American War. Mme. Marie Curie, a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, Thomas Alva Edison, An American inventor that developed the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting practical electric light bulb. Governor-elect Woodrow Wilson and news photographers of that era.


Chicago, Illinois in the early 1900s. Street scenes of early automobiles, buildings and pedestrians Michigan Blvd, Chicago, Illinois at the turn of the century. Painted sign on side of building reads United States Tire Company. People, vehicles, horsecar or trolley on LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois at the turn of the century.


Market Street San Francisco, California in the early 1900s. Electric trolley cars, automobiles, pedestrians, and horsecars trolleys and no red lights.


Horse-drawn fire engines leaving the fire-station and rushing to a fire in the early 1900s. Steam-powered fire pump used from about 1840 to 1920 in major American cities.


Modeling the latest fashions in women's bathing suites in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Women representing Lady Godiva on a white horse. Ladies hairstyles before and after the boyish bob. Evening gowns and graceful, vigorous dancing.


Tight rope side show at Coney Island in the early 1900s. A ride back home in a very early model automobile with chain drive.