Saturday, January 12, 2013

Driving around New York City in the 1920's


Following yesterday's video of Manhattan, I thought you might enjoy this one embodying several clips from silent comedy movies of the 1920's.  They're funny, sure, but they also show New York in its good (?) old days.







Peter

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That cab passenger looks like Babe Ruth.

Old NFO said...

Oldy but a goody... And yes things were much simpler back then! :-)

Glenn B said...

Now I understand why there are traffic lights about every two to three blocks apart in Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

Here's a nice film from San Francisco, 1906 Shortly before the earthquake.


Don in Oregon

marc bartolomeo said...

this is the from the movie "Speedy"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019412/

marc bartolomeo said...

Yes, that is Babe Ruth ! with Harold Lloyd as Speedy [1928]

Will said...

Peter, I emailed a link to a SF traffic film shot a few days before the 1906 earthquake.