Friday, October 24, 2008

Rare Film Shows 1904 London Life

It's a film that's been hidden from view for more than a century and now you can see London life on the big screen - 1904-style.

Professor Ian Christie, a historian, stumbled on the footage, 104 years after it was filmed, while doing a routine search in the Australian National Film Archive.
The 12-minute silent documentary, called Living London, was made by American film pioneer Charles Urban.In it you can see famous landmarks like Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace surrounded by horse-drawn carts and buses.But what is more interesting are the scenes of people going about their everyday lives - children playing in a park, fish traders at Billingsgate market and shoe-shiners in the West End showing us how they used to live.  

All ghosts now, but preserved forever.......
Rest of story ....


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