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First stand-alone motor race, 1905 (Video)

Bill Mason while working for the Shell Motor Company’s film unit assembled an impressive series of documentaries that trace the history of motor racing. The first film shows the early years as Panhards raced against Mercedes. The German Kaiser showed up at the races. The French Grand Prix with Lancia, Fiat, Renault and Hotchkiss squaring

A portrait of New York 1905 (video)

This clip from the Early Motion Picture collection was filmed 1905 and scanned on HD format. The view on Manhattans Theatre District is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The photographer makes a pan to the north over the tops of the buildings from Bryant