Sleighing in Central Park 1898, Thomas Edison
A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the West Side Drive in Central Park. Shows a continuous stream of handsome rigs and turnouts passing in both directions. Pedestrians watch the gay carnival.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
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United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
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Sleigh Ride Party, Jingle Bells  by Edison Male Quartet
First known recording of Jingle Bells. This is the same year the video above was recorded.
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Sleighing In Central Park, 1898
Sleighing In Central Park is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. (Created from Sleigh Scene and Sleigh Ride Party, Jingle Bells  by Edison Male Quartet)
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