Atlantic City Floral Parade (film #8 on America at Work, America at Leisure. Also in the Historical section of Open Video Project). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A bunch of flower-covered floats and baby carriages pass by in this slice of early 20th century life. It’s too bad the print is so blurry––some of this stuff looks really interesting and unusual, but it’s hard to see. A 1904 Edison film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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American Square Dancing

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