Best Documentary Movies of 1897
Japanese Sword Fencing
The earliest surviving Japanese film showing the martial art of kendo.
"Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard."
Launch of Surf Boat
The crew of seven dressed in cork jackets, push the boat through the surf; they clamber in and row out to the wreck. 50 ft.
Single harness horses
Shows ten horses hitched to fashionable carts driven past the judges and grandstand to show their style, action and high-stepping movements. Among the drivers, Charles F. (Fatty ) Bates, the noted whip, shows up very prominently. The horses are all of very high class, and the action is of the very best. The film is clear, sharp and catchy.
At the Top of Brooklyn Bridge
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The Grand Canal, Venice
"This picture was taken from the front of a rapidly moving launch through one of the most beautiful stretches of the Grand Canal, showing many magnificent historical palaces. The photographic work is unusually fine."
Head of Colonial Procession, Canadians, etc
Royal Carriages Passing Westminster
Caped Mounted Riflemen Passing St Paul's
Dragoons Passing St Paul's