Documentary film about the years 1905-1910, a period of technological and political change.
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Reel 1. Continued
01:07:07 Seaside scenes. People approach the water for a paddle. Women come out of beach huts on wheels, where they have changed into their swimsuits. These are early bathing belles. They run down the beach and into the sea. The paddlers look on as the swimmers frolic in the water.
01:07:36 Man with early motorcycle. He tinkers with the engine. He lights a match and ignites something at the bottom of the engine. He pours liquid into the engine and smoke starts to come out. The man riding on the motorbike. (The whole contraption looks very dangerous).
01:08:14 Women musicians in orchestra pit in cinema play.
01:08:19 Procession in Russia. Led by Russian Orthodox priests. Czar (Tsar) Nicholas II and the Czarina Alexandra are in the group. Lots of priests - including several with thick beards. The Russian royal family walk with other royals in the procession.
01:08:56 King Emmanuelle of Italy with his wife in a procession. The King is notably short.
01:09:19 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany at the launching of a ship. The Kaiser salutes to people as he walks towards the camera. A massive ship comes down from its launching area into the water.
01:09:38 C/U head of the Statue of Liberty in New York, United States of America. L/S boat sails past river front view of Manhattan. Street scenes in New York (possibly Central Park). Horse drawn vehicles and some motorised ones.