Short Film Saturday: Rediscovered Films from the 1890s

Recently I was doing research on another topic entirely and came upon a Wikipedia list of rediscovered films. That is to say films believed to be lost and rediscovered much later. Many of these finds are quite remarkable and unlikely. The fact that many of these films are quite old and in the public domain made me start searching for them. I was thus able to create a few Short Film Saturday, and maybe a few other posts, featuring these films.

This first post contains the oldest: it’s a film from 1897 by George Albert Smith and is quite ingenious.