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Eyewitness to the Great Blizzard of 1888

Video description Albert Hunt recalls the Great Blizzard of 1888 in Winsted Connecticut. He worked for Dowd Printing Co. on North Main Street. This is a wire recording from 1949 made at Pete’s Steak & Lobster House on Elm Street in Winsted. Also hear “Buddy” Ryan who introduces Mr. Hunt. Recording made by Howard Deming …

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Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter, 1894

Filmed November 1, 1894, via Kinetoscope in Thomas Edison’s Black Maria studio by William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson, Annie Oakley was about the 11th film made after commercial showings began on April 14, 1894. Oakley’s early movie star opportunity followed from Buffalo Bill and Thomas Edison’s friendship, which developed after Edison personally built for the …

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