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Oldest known video of ice hockey circa 1898


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I don't exactly understand how this film was taken -- did they even HAVE film in 1898??! -- but it's amazing.

The history of film says filming started in the 1890s. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_film

Wow.  Wow! 

If you like that you'll enjoy the video from the Library of Congress:

Copyright Thomas Edison...

Do copyrights last more than a decade?

I was thinking the film industry only became big once his patent protection ran out. 

Oh, I didn't mean to imply it was still in effect -- just interesting it had his name on it.

Yeah, he must have been a hockey fan. 

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