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Partially Identified Edison film

 

[Two Men in a Punt] (UK? ca. 1898)
Director: Unidentified
Production company: Unidentified
Production date: unknown

Sound: silent
Color: replication of original tinting using Desmet color injection
Length (in feet): 0.2 ft.
Length (in reels): 1
Running time: 1 sec.
Frame rate: 16 fps

The Seaforth Highlanders’ Return to Cairo after the Fall of Omdurman and Khartoum (UK 1898)
Director: [John ‘Mad Jack’ Benett-Stanford]
Cast: Unidentified 
Production company: [Warwick Trading Company]
Production date: 1898

Sound: silent
Color: replication of original tinting using Desmet color injection
Original length (in feet): 57 ft.

Length of the fragment at the George Eastman Museum (in feet): 16 ft.
Length (in reels): 1
Running time: 16 sec.
Frame rate: 16 fps

Restored by the George Eastman Museum and the Film Foundation, with funding for digitization provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation 
Preserved at Cinema Arts Laboratory
Digitized by Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services
This film has been made accessible to the public in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH CARES. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this video, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities

This clip is only 16 ft. in length. 

The first three frames show two men in a punt, possibly students at Oxford or Cambridge. The main part of the film is part of The Seaforth Highlanders’ Return to Cairo after the Fall of Omdurman and Khartoum. Both of the films were released in America by Edison without credit to the producers.