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
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.

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


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


Les said...

This was a film about hats.

Charlestonjoan said...

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

Pixel Peeper said...

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!

Lowandslow said...

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


Anonymous said...

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!

Charlestonjoan said...

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.

Charlestonjoan said...

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.

Charlestonjoan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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