In 1911, Swedish film company Svenska Biografteatern recorded its trip to New York.
Fortunately, the footage survived and most recently was speed-corrected and reproduced with added street sounds of car horns, horses, and police whistles to give us a sense of the environment back then.
- Notice all the people wearing hats
- The streets look a bit empty compared to today’s zoo
- Cable powered trolleys
- The kids go nuts when the camera is on them. Nothing’s changed!
What’s your favorite scene?