Friday, December 23, 2011

Mess Call - 1896

Country: USA
Release Date: 1896 (USA)
Filming Locations: Peekskill, New York, USA
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Runtime: 1 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Militia | Military | Mess Hall | Military Camp
Genres: Documentary | Short
It's meal time at a training camp for the New York state militia at Peekskill, New York. An Edison Company film crew has set up a camera to film the soldiers, and it gradually attracts their attention. As the soldiers eat and drink, many of them come closer to the camera, smiling and gesturing towards it.

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