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    Footage of street scenes in Petrograd.

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    Scenes from Petrograd. Russia.

    Small cargo ships moving on almost frozen river. Unloading ship: crane lifts cargo (looks like sacks of grain) out of hold; then men carry away the heavy bags on their backs. (Probably food sent for famine relief.) Horses pull sleds loaded w/ sacks down snowy city street. More sleds carrying barrels approaching cam. Shot of street w/ pedestrians crossing in every direction; another sledge passes. MS man w/ round wire rim glass & fur hat operates hand-cranked movie camera while others watch.

    MLS people (mostly children) sit around fire outside; horses stand nearby- -refugees of some sort?. Many pedestrians hurrying down sidewalk w/ small shops; snow piled alongside. More people walking on wide street; also another sledge. LS women shovel snow. MLS woman & man shovel. Next; a group of young girls (maybe school group?) all climb onto a sleigh really a sled w/ double-sided bench down the middle. Is this public transportation or a sort of school bus? 2 sleds loaded w/ schoolchildren (2nd has boys) drive down street; while more kids walk along. At end a shot which is obviously from another location; probably southern USSR: wide shot many camels and wagons parked in big open area.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:15:00 / 01:15:33:00
    ON 495 Q

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