Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Film Trip Down the C&O from Cumberland to DC

Your blog host, being to some degree technologically-challenged, hasn't yet figured a way to embed this amazing series of digitized films onto this posting. So she will have to do it the old-fashioned way, inviting readers to visit the following link for an amazing, three-part film by the Thomas A. Edison Manufacturing Company. Down the Old Potomac follows a week-long journey by canal barge from Maryland to Washington--featuring scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.

Follow this link, scroll to the bottom of the page and enjoy a trip through time:

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