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Early films from the Library of Congress
May 20, 2010 1:26 AM   Subscribe

America at Work, America at Leisure - "Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915 are featured in this presentation of 150 motion pictures." [Library of Congress Youtube playlist]
posted by peacay (5 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems sadly representative of early 20th century America: all the high school students are white and all the prisoners are black.
posted by three blind mice at 2:30 AM on May 20, 2010


hey, you made your bed, now lie in it...
posted by billybobtoo at 4:37 AM on May 20, 2010


The video "Babie Rolling Eggs" looks like they're playing some type of fun game. Does anyone know what the game is? Babies roll an egg, older boys try to catch it or stomp it? End of game?

I'm wondering if it might make for a good children's party event someday down the line.
posted by zizzle at 8:43 AM on May 20, 2010


zizzle - Egg rolling
posted by unliteral at 8:02 PM on May 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Brilliant find! Thanks! I've been checking out the Prelinger archive at Archive.org lately, if you enjoy weird retro short films.
posted by custardfairy at 7:34 AM on May 21, 2010


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