Best Documentary Movies of 1902


Alfred Raymond, Agnes May, & Wilfred Sydney

6.1/10 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

6.0/10 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

5.6/10 IMDB

Sheffield United v Bury

Release date: 1902-10-10

Burnley v Manchester United

5.3/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 1902 : Scene on Lower Broadway

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
Best Documentary Movies of 1902 : The Flying Train

The Flying Train

8.0/10 IMDB

The Flying Train depicts a ride on a suspended railway. The footage is almost as impressive as the feat of engineering it captures. For many years our curators believed our Mutoscope rolls were slightly shrunken 70mm film, but they were actually shot on Biograph’s proprietary 68mm stock. Formats like Biograph’s 68mm and Fox’s 70mm Grandeur are of particular interest to researchers visiting the Film Study Center because the large image area affords stunning visual clarity and quality, especially compared to the more standard 35mm or 16mm stocks.

Release date: 1902-01-01

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