Best Documentary Movies of 1905

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New York Subway

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

The camera platform was on the front of a New York subway train following another train on the same track. Lighting is provided by a specially constructed work car on a parallel track. At the time of filming, the subway was only seven months old, having opened on October 27, 1904. The ride begins at 14th Street (Union Square) following the route of today's east side IRT, and ends at the old Grand Central Station, built by Cornelius Vanderbuilt in 1869. The Grand Central Station in use today was not completed until 1913.

Directed by: Billy Bitzer
Release date: 1905-06-05
2.

Panorama from Times Building, New York

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

The camera is high above Manhattan near the top of the Times Building, pointing down.

Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1905-04-11
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Au jardin zoologique de Paris

1.0
5.0/10 IMDB

A visit to the zoo.

Release date: 1905-04-26
Best Documentary Movies of 1905 : Marknadsfilm från Falkenberg
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Marknadsfilm från Falkenberg

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Documentary images from a market in Falkenberg.

Release date: 1905-01-01
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Les grandes eaux de Versailles

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0.0/10 IMDB

Colored footage of fountains in the park of Versailles.

Release date: 1905-02-04
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Mystic Shriners' Day, Dreamland, Coney Island

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A parade of Mystic Shriners in ritual costumes and traditional hats, carrying a banner reading "Mecca"; some walk, some are mounted on horses, a few ride on camels and on one elephant. Many men and women in street dress walk casually in the parade. Single camera position from high angle.

Release date: 1905-08-07
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Midwinter Bathing, L Street Bath, Boston

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5.0/10 IMDB

This film was photographed in the winter, much of it during an actual snowstorm, and snow can be seen on the ground in all scenes. The subject is a group of men, clothed only in swimming trunks, who demonstrate their physical prowess by doing calisthenics, playing handball, and swimming during freezing weather.

Release date: 1905-03-23

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