This is a neat film from 1894. It’s from the Buffalo Bill Wild West show. This was only 4 years after Yosemite became a National Park. Gives you an idea of the culture at the time. It runs 20 seconds with 3 segments.
Annie Oakley is the woman shooter. The Indian dance is by men from a revenue generating act. Applause for the wacky threesome of Hair Coat, Last Horse, and Parts His Hair.
It’s part of a collection of the National Film Preservation Foundation. This is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage.
The Edison Mfg. Co. produced the film that was done in 35 mm. It was copied for best viewing at 30 frames per second. It was a silent film. Music added later.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
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