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Scenes in Hull (1901)

A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.

Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent


Several Mitchell and Kenyon films are oddly self-referential, capturing advertising for events where the films themselves would later be screened. These scenes flag up an event at Hull's Assembly Rooms, where Pringle's film show was running. The posters are manoeuvred around on a kind of giant mobile sandwich board, apparently promising audiences images of returning soldiers from the Boer War.