Rube and Mandy at Coney Island
Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island
This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera...
Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Shooting the chutes
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island
Shooting the chutes, Luna Park
The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski.
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Children in the surf, Coney Island
Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there is only one child in a white bathing costume holding a sailboat. Beyond the child toward the ocean is a large...
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)