Best Documentary Movies of 1902


Alfred Raymond, Agnes May, & Wilfred Sydney

6.4/10 IMDB

Likely the world's oldest color Film, shot in 1902. Like other works by Edward R. Turner, there is no indication that it was ever relesead to the public before its discovery in 2012.

Starring: Agnes May Turner, Alfred Raymond Turner, Wilfred Sidney Turner ..
Directed by: Edward Raymond Turner
Release date: 1902-01-01

Tram Ride Into Halifax

5.9/10 IMDB

Tram Ride.

Release date: 1902-02-11

Pas de deux

5.1/10 IMDB

A short dance scene filmed by Danish photographer Peter Elfelt.

Starring: Margrethe Andersen, Clara Rasmussen ..
Directed by: Peter Elfelt
Release date: 1902-10-11

Sheffield United v Bury

5.5/10 IMDB

Sheffield United v Bury

Release date: 1902-10-10

Burnley v Manchester United

5.2/10 IMDB

Believed to be the first film that features Manchester United in their first season as 'Manchester United', rather than 'Newton Heath' as they were known at the time.

Release date: 1902-12-10

Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford

5.7/10 IMDB

Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford

Release date: 1902-02-12
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Scene on Lower Broadway

4.9/10 IMDB

A busy street scene on Lower Broadway,

Directed by: Robert K. Bonine
Release date: 1902-05-10

Bird's-Eye View of San Francisco, Cal., from a Balloon

3.9/10 IMDB

Taken while ascending some 2,000 yards into the clouds, and represents a most diversified view of the city of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Pacific Ocean, and surrounding country for miles. The huge balloon from which this picture was taken is 75 feet in diameter, 250 feet in circumference and about 105 feet high, and it requires some 150,000 feet of gas to raise it from the ground.

Release date: 1902-01-22

Babies Rolling Eggs

4.1/10 IMDB

The Washington Star of April 1st, 1900, gave the following account of the ceremony: "Over 40,000 women and children passed through the White House Gates to-day during the hours set apart for the great National show of Egg Rolling, and when the President stepped on the south front gallery at 4:15 P.M., at least 20,000 were within the grounds. The Marine Band rendered a programme of popular music. The President's children entertained at least fifty young friends during the day with a view of the egg rolling from the balcony, but none of them mingled with the great throng, preferring to view the panorama from the distance. They were much amused with the antics of the great crowd of children, who were of all colors and from every walk of life."

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1902-04-11

Christening and Launching Kaiser Wilhelm's Yacht 'Meteor'

5.5/10 IMDB

At the christening and launching, our cameras occupied a most enviable position, being within ten feet of Miss Alice Roosevelt and Prince Henry at the time the bottle was broken. The scene opens by the band of the Royal Yacht "Hohenzollern" marching up the platform. Next a close view is shown of the arrival of President Roosevelt, who shakes hands with Mayor Seth Low, of New York City. Next comes Prince Henry and Miss Alice Roosevelt, accompanied by Colonel Bingham, of the U.S. Army, and Ambassador Count von Holleben, followed closely by Admiral Count Baudissin, of the Hohenzollern, Adjutant General Corbin and representative officers of the United States and German armies and navies. The party immediately proceed to the launching stand, followed by our panoramic cameras, Miss Alice Roosevelt leaning on the arm of Prince Henry of Prussia. A short wait taken up by conversation between Prince Henry, President Roosevelt and his daughter here ensues.

Starring: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Seth Low, Theodore Roosevelt ..
Release date: 1902-02-25

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