It’s Friday, we all need a break. Here are my favourite short YouTube videos on the late-Victorian/Edwardian Era.
1. The Ballad of Bess Houdini by Paul Vickers and The Leg: a music video about the wife of Harry Houdini. This one is not an antique, but it is one of my favourites.
2. Vancouver Street Scenes, 1907. It’s like someone got hold of a smart phone in 1907, and hopped a street car.
3. The May-Irwin Kiss, 1896. This 21-second video was the first romantic movie ever made!
4. Eugen Sandow, 1894. If you don’t know who Eugen Sandow is, check him out on my other blog.
5. The first American science-fiction movie, A Trip to Mars, 1910.
Have a great weekend!