Best Documentary Movies of 1899


In the Grip of the Blizzard

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
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge

Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge

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

Lady Cyclists

4.8/10 IMDB

Directed by: James Williamson
Release date: 1899-01-02

Around the Big Curves on the Manhattan Elevated R.R.

5.0/10 IMDB

Taken from the front end of a locomotive following an express train at high speed around the high curves of the Ninth Avenue Elevated, from the 104th to 116th Street station. This section, with its reverse curve, is known as "The Big Loop", and is the highest (at over 100 feet) and most dangerous section on the New York Elevated. During the trip, Grant's Tomb, Columbia College buildings, the new Cathedral of St. John The Divine, and Morningside Park, as well as a portion of the north end of Central Park are visible.

Release date: 1899-03-25

Floral Parade of Lady Cyclists

4.7/10 IMDB

This is a ladies cycling display in the summer of 1899 in London, England. It is a display/show by the Catford Cycling Club.

Release date: 1899-06-25

Battery K Siege Guns

3.7/10 IMDB

A parade of soldiers.

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-10-09

The Landing of Savage South Africa at Southampton

4.2/10 IMDB

Members of the 'Savage South Africa' troupe at Southampton Docks. The film shows a group of Africans (Zulus) in full tribal attire at Southampton docks.

Release date: 1899-04-25

Judging Ladies' Saddle Horses

3.8/10 IMDB

Well-known horse-women and their mounts riding before the judge's stand at the Open Air Horse Show, Manhattan Field, N.Y. City.

Release date: 1899-05-08

Dewey Parade, 10th Pennsylvania Volunteers

3.7/10 IMDB

In [Admiral] Dewey land parade.

Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1899-04-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1899 : Australian Cricket Tourists of 1899

Australian Cricket Tourists of 1899

0.0/10 IMDB

Film produced by William K. Dickson’s British Mutoscope and Biograph Company.

Release date: 1899-01-01

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