SNOW IN 1898

In honor of the approaching snowstorm in the east (I am tucked securely away in my New York City apartment) I’m posting this fragment of a sleigh-jam in Central Park in 1898. The fat guy who crosses frame at 37 seconds is a cop, no doubt–his self-important gait, while not conforming style-wise to current self-important cop gaits–gives it away. What’s with cops and their gaits? Are cops automatically transformed into dicks when they get their uniforms? Or did they walk that way since birth? The others seem unaware of him or, for that matter, the camera. My big question is: how did they get the camera and film out there in the storm and keep it safe and secure? Yes…that’s my big question..hmm…

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