Best Documentary Movies of 1907
Many demonstrations of the art of Jiu Jitsu are given, and as evidence that this is not a passing fad intended only for the amusement of the public there is illustrated in very thrilling manner how several footpads follow two girls and then in a deserted section of the road make an attack, which is successfully foiled and the perpetrators taken into custody. Splendid action and good photographic quality. (Gaumont catalogue)
Dancing Boxing Match, Montgomery and Stone
Two men box in a comedic manner, with the film opening as one man in a cap punches the other and then ducks behind him.
"Snap Shots", Hawaiian Islands
Various scenes of local color in Hawaii.
Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia, in April and June, 1907, participating in Jamestown's tercentennial celebration on April 26, its opening day, and later on Georgia Day, June 10.
Bury St. Edmunds Pageant
It starts off with Roman soldiers in chariots battling fur-clad savages with pointy sticks, moves on to the Eighth Century, then leaps to King John.
Panoramic View, Oahu Railroad, Haleiwa, Hawaiian Islands
A view of Haleiwa via the Oahu railroad.
Christy Mathewson and the New York National League Team
Christy Mathewson showing his ball skills.
Jamestown Exposition International Naval Review, Hampton Roads, Virginia
Ships of foreign countries and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet participate in the international naval review which marks the opening of the Jamestown Exposition April 26, 1907. TR, with his family and guests, had traveled from Washington aboard the Presidential yacht Mayflower.
Native Hawaiian Guards in Bayonet Exercises, H.I.
Native troops in what look like US Army uniforms do formation practicing with rifles in bayonet maneuver.
The Egg Harvest of Flamborough Head
The egg gatherers send one of their numbers over the cliff's edge, to rappel down the vertical side, pick up eggs, and then rappel back up. Later, thy sort and share the eggs.
Ride Through Vancouver, Canada
Long ride on the front of a tram through Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 4-6, 1907
Moir-Burns Boxing Match
The Tommy Burns vs James 'Gunner' Moir boxing match.
Laplander Feeding His Reindeer
Short documentary released in 1907.
Panoramic View, King St. Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
A view of King Street in Hawaii.
Panoramic View, Honolulu Harbor, Hawaiian Islands
A panoramic view of Honolulu Harbor
Scenes on a Sugar Plantation, Hawaiian Islands
Various scenes of daily working life at a sugar plantation in Hawaii.
Panoramic View, Crater of Haleakala, Hawaiian Islands
A 360 degree view of Haleakala.
Loading Sugar, Kahului, Maui, Hawaiian Islands
Dock workers offloading bags of sugar in Hawaii
Shipping Cattle, Kawaihae, Hawaiian Islands
Cattle are driven into the sea and tied to a row boat.
Surf Scene, Laupahoihoi, Hawaiian Islands
A static shot of the sea tide bashing against the rocks.
S.S. "Kinau" Landing Passengers, Laupahoihoi, Hawaiian Islands
A crew row their way from the S.S. Kinau through troublesome water to the shore.
Dancers, including a fellow dressed as a bullfighter, demonstrate some involved dances, including the flamenco, while a guitar player and lutist perform in this silent movie.
Panoramic View, Oahu Railroad, Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands
A view of Pearl Harbor via railway.
Pa-u Riders, Hawaiian Islands
Scenes of men and women parading horses.