Buffalo Bill’s traveling show in NYC!




Read about the event at the great Ephemeral New York blog:


A Buffalo Bill 5th Avenue Parade filmed by Thomas Edison in 1902.


Luna Park, Coney Island in 1903

Posted by Ethel Malley on Youtube: Luna Park, one of the great amusement parks of Coney Island’s Heyday, in 1903. Footage is from “Rube and Mandy’s visit to Coney Island” (Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903). Music is “Meet Me Down at Luna, Lena”, sung by Billy Murray (1905).


The Williamsburg Bridge Opening–1903

Vintage Silent footage I found on Youtube. It was one of Thomas Edison’s many short films of historic events at the turn of the century. I have never seen so many top hats, Derbys, and coattails in my life. And they all appear to be the same color. Whatever you do, DO NOT lose your hat. Unless you had your name or initials stitched inside, you will never find it again.