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Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927. Filmed by Claude Frisse-Greene, a British filmmaker who was the son of inventor and cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene, it showcases the cars, buses, boats, parks, monuments, signage, rhythms, style, and the sea of hats that made the London streets during the ’20s. 

More 1920s vids in the archives.

Thanks, @benjohnbarnes.

A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC.

This kind of footage reminds me a lot of the old Sesame Street shorts that would feature life in New York City. Slower edits, lingering on scenes, little narration… just visiting and observing the way we live.