Vintage Costume Race from 1896

Here’s an interesting piece of history. This is a 43-second silent film called Comic Costume Race, made in 1896 by filmmaker Robert W. Paul. The race took place at the Music Hall Sports on July 14, 1896 at Herne Hill, London.

The contestants must run to a basket full of costumes, get dressed, then run back in a silly costume. Very interesting, and looks like a lot of fun!

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