a winter straw ride

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A Winter Straw Ride, 1906

Directed by Edwin S. Porter for Edison Manufacturing Company, this fun winter short shows a glimpse of life around the turn of the century, complete with snowball fights and mixed-gender frolicking! 

(At about the 3:10 mark, you’ll see a group of women running full tilt on ice and snow in some pretty cumbersome outfits, and I’ve got to say I admire their dexterity because I would be flat on my backside way, way before that!)