Best Documentary Movies of 1899

1.

In the Grip of the Blizzard

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

"This is a very remarkable picture, showing Union Square, New York City, during the great March blizzard of 1899. The camera was stationed at the corner of Broadway and Fourteenth Street, and was swept in almost a complete circle, showing the tremendous drifts of snow and the blockade at 'Dead Man's Curve' in Fourteenth Street. This picture was taken during the busiest time of the day, and shows to what extent New York City was tied up by this tremendous fall of snow." (AMB Picture Catalogue (1902)

Release date: 1899-05-20
2.

Intérieur d'une imprimerie (tirage d'une épreuve)

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Within a printing (printing a test).

Release date: 1899-10-29
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : The chariot and battle of confetti
3.

The chariot and battle of confetti

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

This view represents the passage of a decorated chariot; The many spectators fight with confetti.

Directed by: Louis Lumière
Release date: 1899-03-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
4.

Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Filmed from the Brooklyn tower of the bridge, this is a panorama starting at Manhattan's Battery and then panning northward along the East River shoreline.

Directed by: Billy Bitzer
Release date: 1899-05-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : A Wringing Good Joke
5.

A Wringing Good Joke

2.0
5.3/10 IMDB

"Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the kitchen, where a sout, jolly washerwoman is washing clothes. While the woman leaves the tub to talk to a book agent, a small boy enters, and ties grandpa's chair to a towel which is hanging over the tub. The washerwoman begins vigorously wringing the clothes. The towel is drawn into the wringer, and as grandpa is sitting with his feet on the stove and the chair tilted back, a collision is brought about by the towel pulling grandpa and the tub together. This is a crowning success as a comic picture."—Edison Catalog

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-01-01
6.

New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge, No. 2

2.0
4.5/10 IMDB

“This is a new negative showing the entire trip from Brooklyn to New York, in which the immense towers stand out clear and distinct against the sky. Positively the best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge yet secured.” (Edison film catalog)

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-05-20
7.

Lady Cyclists

1.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Directed by: James Williamson
Release date: 1899-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : Lower Falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park
8.

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park

1.7
4.3/10 IMDB

Probably part of the "Alaska and Yellowstone National Park Series" in the "Northern Pacific Railway Series"

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-01-20
9.

'Columbia' Winning the Cup

1.7
3.8/10 IMDB

This picture shows the Columbia crossing the line, leading the Shamrock by about 1/2 mile. The Shamrock is plainly seen in the distance and she later comes up and crosses the line in the same picture.

Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith
Release date: 1899-05-20
10.

Capture of Trenches at Candaba

1.5
4.1/10 IMDB

The Filipinos execute a flank movement and re-occupy the trenches, cutting off the advance guard of Americans. The rebel flag waves over the ditch and they defend their positions bravely. A fierce charge by our soldiers makes them give way and they scatter in all directions. The officer in command pays dearly for his desperate sortie.

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-06-20

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