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Electric Edwardians
(DVD)


When Peter Worden opened two sealed barrels in a shop basement in Blackburn, England, he made an astounding discovery: 800 reels of nitrate film stock, shot by Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon from 1900 to 1913 to supply the traveling film exhibitors who toured town halls, fairs, and theaters displaying the new miracle of film. This treasure trove of footage, as historically significant as the Lumiere and Edison films, shows a bustling England--school children, workers, holiday celebrations, and more--that had been lost, until now, to the shadows of history.

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