Sunday, September 27, 2009

Edwardian London on Film

I was going through my bookmarks and I rediscovered this:

Lost film footage of Edwardian London discovered (Published: 23 Oct 2008)

As sources go for historical costumes, film is a wonderful tool. Think about it: you get to see what we now consider to be a costume as it was worn back then, on real live people! This footage is especially brilliant because it is filmed as a "documentary" (and not a fiction). It was was shot in 1904 as a Travelogue.

I know, the quality isn't all that great, but come on, the reels where "lost" for over a century.

If you look around on YouTube, there are more historic films for one to dream about bygone eras.

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