white boxer dogs


Shot in Thomas Edison’s New York City studio in 1901, this film depicts Mannie, a boxer belonging to Laura Comstock, a vaudeville star at the time. According to the film catalog description, Mannie “is a most learned animal. He has been trained to perform all sorts of tricks, and his intelligence is, perhaps, most marked in his latest and most difficult feat, that of punching the bag…His high jumps and lightning-like punches are remarkable and cause one to marvel at the amount of patience that must be necessary to teach a dog such tricks.” Or, in other words, this film is YouTube circa 1901. See more Edison short films here