Victoria Day

May 18, 2009

Of all the remarkable archival footage one can find on YouTube, among the most worthy must be this short film, taken on 2 February 1901, at the funeral of Queen Victoria.  Though not the earliest existing film — a short film was made as early as 1888 — it is the earliest one that I have seen.  This is really fascinating.  Notice the absence of automobiles!

2 Responses to “Victoria Day”

  1. Giovanni Says:

    How about this for “historical”:

  2. cburrell Says:

    That is an amazing recording, Giovanni. Thank you.

    And I am also impressed that it is possible to embed a video in the comments! You are the first to have made this discovery.

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