12 November 2012

Panoramic View of the Charleston Exposition - 1902



Amazing footage from 1902. This would be at Hampton Park.

Uploaded by on Apr 15, 2010
SUMMARY
The camera was placed in almost the center of the compound area by the exhibit buildings, and the cameraman began to photograph and pan his camera simultaneously. The film consists of pictures of the walkways, pools of water, bridges over the pools, exhibit buildings, bandstands, statuary, and decorations of all nature that, put together, made up the Exposition in Charleston in 1902.

NOTES
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr02; H16720.
Filmed April 1902 in Charleston, SC.

SUBJECTS
Exhibitions.
Actuality--Shorts.

RELATED NAMES
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

9 comments:

  1. This was a film about hats.

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    1. The ladies with the canes interest me. Amazing to think this was all at Hampton Park.

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  2. How cool is that! I found the ladies' dresses most interesting...and hope that the Exposition took place in the winter. Long, dark skirts in the summer in South Carolina...oh my!

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    1. Now there isn't much there but a walking trail, a pond an a gazebo. It is still a sweet spot but hard to believe what is gone.

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  3. That is amazing. I like to see actual pictures of the times, in real dress, not staged costumes representing long-past events. :)

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    1. I know - and it is amazing to think it was filmed by Thomas Edison himself. Wow.

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  4. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Such a treat to view this...just after taking a bike tour through Hampton Park...and wondering how it "used to be"! It was produced by Thomas A. Edison...now isn't that so cool!

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    1. I agree. I was blown away when I saw it. There is another one I will try to find. They were posted on facebook in a Charleston group.

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  5. WOW! "Grand" is the only word that comes to mind... How impressive!!! Thanks for sharing!

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