And Biograph Was There . . . #3

On November 23, 1903, while dalmations and palookas in firehouses across America smoldered with envy, American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. cameraman F.S. Armitage was present as Pawtucket, Rhode Island's crack Fire Department unveiled its new, state-of-the-art firefighting equipment before a stunned citizenry.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Quite poignant... wouldn't it be nice if we were still impressed? Those Biograph clips get more and more eerie the farther we move away from that time.