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  • Short Summary

    Carnival fun in Philadelphia.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Philadelphia - the Quaker City, gives itself up to the spirit of carnival at Annual Mummers Parade. "

    Philadelphia, USA

    M/S of a man in a jesters outfit as he skips in front of the parade of a band. Some musicians play banjos and are dressed up like clowns with large ruffs. They are lead by a 'White King' twirling around and waving a baton. A line of male dancers wearing top hats white trousers and carrying canes link up to dance energetically with a kicking step. A man twirls wearing a peacock costume, using wires to display his tail. The street parade includes people dressed up in large decorated box shapes and others carry ornate sheets.

    Note : Must have been wonderful in colour!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    666.24
    Media URN:
    26556
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:41:00 / 01:41:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1365

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