• Short Summary

    Massive carnival parade down the crowd lined streets of Philadelphia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America - Philadelphia - the Quaker City ... gives itself up to the spirit of Carnival at annual gorgeous and fantastic Mummers Parade."

    Philadelphia, United States of America.

    Band move down wide street with large crowds on either side. There are tall buildings on this street. High angle shot of parade passing down the street. People are carrying large pieces of patterned cloth which is pulled out between them. Closer shot of the people holding the material, they are all dressed in vivid costumes. People in costume dance in the street. Closer shot of some of the dancers, some are children and many appear to be blacked up. Same group, shot from the rear.

    Another group in odd costumes walk towards the camera. Side shot of two women (or are they men dressed as women?) They look a little like pantomime dames.

    High angle shot of procession making its way through the crowd lined streets. Closer shot of woman with massive feather head-dress and feathers behind her. Even closer shots of the woman as she turns around in front of the crowd.

    (Natural sound only - no commentary.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:47:00 / 01:37:44:00

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