Apr 18, 2008

Down the Old Potomac

"A trip by barge through the historic Potomac valley." Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1917. An early documentary about the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, starting in Cumberland, Maryland and following the canal all the way to Washington, D.C.


Kim said...

These are awesome! Glad you found them and shared them :) The tunnel in part two looks like the rr tunnel at point of rocks. It was great to see the Harpers Ferry rr working in the third video. Great footage for 1917! thanks!

falmanac said...

Yeah, it's not just old, it's interesting. I enjoyed watching it, glad you did too.